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KSS Turns 25!

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of bringing great concerts that audiences love to our community.

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

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8 pm
Silver Jubilation
- For perhaps only the second time in London, Ola Gjeilo’s lush and exquisite Sunrise Mass with string orchestra. This spiritual work is neither expressly sacred nor secular. Its four movements take us on a metaphysical journey from the heavens to earth, from the echo of “The Spheres” (Kyrie) to “Identity and The Ground” (Sanctus) with its earthly themes. 

Also on the program, Handel’s jubilant and triumphant Dettingen Te Deum, with full orchestra and superb soloists, Gabrielle Heidinger Baerg, Christopher Fischer and Giles Tomkins, setting the tone for our celebration. The Dettingen Te Deum is a brilliant example of how Handel could capture the tone of festive occasions as had never been done before. Not a "Te Deum" in the strict sense, it contains several movements of a celebratory military nature. Written to mark in England's victory over the French at the Battle of Dettingen, it is Handel's last and most successful setting of this text of praise and thanksgiving. Striking are several borrowings from Messiah which Handel had just completed. 

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8 pm 
Hot Hits of the Silver Screen
- KSS and friends to bring you a concert of great and glorious Music from the Movies - including "Gabriel’s Oboe" (The Mission), "O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana (Excalibur), “Lacrymosa" from Mozart's Requiem (Amadeus), 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, mesmerizing, funky and beautiful—a rich and varied evening!

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8 pm
KSS Silver Celebration!
- Plan to party as 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. We'll also bring you favourites from our first 25 years, some KSS trivia, and a few surprises. As well, we'll offer a peek into the future with stunning music by Lauridsen, songs from Les Mis, and much more—all in sparkling KSS style! With a party atmosphere and a reception following, we'll have it all! We just need you to be our guests!

We also have a Special Earth Day Benefit Concert

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 pm
Missa Gaia/Earth Mass
- The wolves, whales and loons are back! This is the piece that started it all. From its beginnings as a choir created to sing this one amazing work, KSS has grown to be a force for live choral performance in London that we know today. A sweeping celebration of Creation and Creator, Missa Gaia weaves a myriad of sound textures and colours that overlay the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian, Zulu and Native-American music through to gospel and Gregorian chant, transporting audiences to a higher place. Last heard in London in 2011, this special performance of Missa Gaia is a benefit concert to support Wesley-Knox United Church, our wonderful venue for 25 years. With Denise Pelley, Paul Grambo, the Wesley-Knox choirs, Steve Holowitz and the Missa Gaia Jazz Ensemble.

Don't miss this Special Anniversary Season! Tickets will be available soon!

Karen Schuessler
Karen Schuessler

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