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KSS turns 25!

2017-2018 marks our 25th Anniversary Season and we’re celebrating with three fantastic concerts and two very special events! 

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Photo by Saharsh Cherian

With Silver as our Anniversary theme, our three subscription concerts are: 

Silver Jubilation
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8 pm
Silver Jubilation
- Ola Gjeilo’s breathtaking Sunrise Mass (2008) is performed the world over. A spiritual work that is neither sacred nor secular, the four movements take us on a metaphysical journey from the heavens to earth, affirming the cosmos. http://olagjeilo.com/albums/sunrise-mass/ Also on the program, Handel’s jubilant and triumphant Dettingen Te Deum, performed in English with full orchestra and superb soloists, Gabrielle Heidinger Baerg, Christopher Fischer and Giles Tomkins. A brilliant example of how Handel could capture the tone of festive occasions. Several borrowings from Messiah can be heard in this, Handel's finest setting of this text of praise and thanksgiving.

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Gabrielle Baerg - Soprano
Gabrielle Baerg
Gabrielle Heidinger Baerg studied with Irena Welhasch Baerg, Anita Krause-Wiebe and Theodore Baerg, completing a Masters degree in Music from the University of Western Ontario. She has performed on stage in many roles across the country. Ms. Baerg teaches voice, piano, and theory in London.
Chris Fischer - Tenor
Chris Fischer
Tenor Christopher Fischer performs a wide range of music, from Renaissance to contemporary. He holds Masters degree in Music from Arizona State University. Chris is featured as a solo artist on recordings with the Guelph Chamber Choir, Arcady, and Masterworks of Oakville. He has toured as an organist, soloist and chorister in England, Wales, Austria and the Czech Republic. He is a member of the acclaimed Elora Singers.
Giles Tomkins - baritone
Giles Tomkins
Canadian/British bass-baritone Giles Tomkins is widely praised for his vocal virtuosity and lyricism in an impressive range of repertoire. His rich, resonant voice brings “authority and power” to the concert and operatic stage. Mr. Tomkins has performed many operatic roles (Don Giovanni, La Bohème) and oratorios (Elijah, St. John's Passion) across the country.

Hot Hits of the Silver Screen
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8 pm 
Hot Hits of the Silver Screen
- KSS brings you a concert of Music from the Movies - including "Gabriel’s Oboe" (The Mission), Down to the River to Pray (Brother Where Art Thou?), plus music from Star Wars, Mamma Mia!, Ben-Hur, 9 to 5, Platoon, Frozen, and much more. Dramatic, haunting, funky and beautiful—a rich and varied evening!

A Silver Celebration
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8 pm
KSS Silver Celebration!
- We celebrate 25 years of performing great concerts for you, our audiences! John Rutter's festive Gloria and Paul Halley's monumental "Wondrous Love" featuring brass and timpani, frame the evening. Including favourites from our first 25 years, as well as stunning new music, songs from Les Mis, and much more—all in sparkling KSS style!
We also have a Special Earth Day Benefit Concert
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 pm
Missa Gaia/Earth Mass
- The wolves and the whales are back! This is the piece that started KSS. A sweeping celebration of Creation and Creator, Missa Gaia weaves a myriad of sound textures and colours that overlay pulsing rhythms and styles from gospel to Gregorian chant, transporting audiences along the way. Last heard in London in 2011. With a choir of over 100 singers, Denise Pelley, Paul Grambo, Steve Holowitz and the Missa Gaia Jazz Ensemble.

Karen Schuessler
Karen Schuessler

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