“Those of us who were touched by him, who felt the breeze of his unique presence pass by us and change the atmosphere around us, won’t forget him, ever. A country produces few individuals with his depth of humanity, caring, intelligence and wit. Another like him won’t be coming along any time soon.” —Robert Harris, The Wholenote
Tafelmusik is pleased to be involved in this tribute to one of its earliest champions, producer Neil Crory. Read more about the important role Neil played in Tafelmusik's evolution in Remembering Neil Crory, a blog post by Ivars Taurins.
Neil Crory was a producer, mentor, impresario, colleague, friend, and all round extraordinary presence in the music and broadcast worlds. The Neil Crory Tribute Concert will celebrate his passion for music and the human voice, and all proceeds will be directed to The Neil F. Crory Endowment Fund to carry on his legacy by supporting young singers enrolled in the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy.
The Neil Crory Tribute Concert will be a celebration of his passion for music and the human voice, featuring Phillip Addis, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Isaiah Bell, Benjamin Butterfield, Tracy Dahl, Nathalie Paulin, Brett Polegato, Jean Stilwell, Krisztina Szabó, Daniel Taylor, Erin Wall, Monica Whicher, and alumnae of the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy, with Ben Heppner, Eric Friesen, and Françoise Davoine
Tickets are $60 and seating is general admission. All proceeds will be directed to The Neil F. Crory Endowment Fund. CBC Radio Music will be recording the concert for future national broadcast.
Special pre-concert chat with Robert Harris at 6pm.
Doors to the hall will open at 5:45pm.
Please be advised that major construction is taking place on Bloor Street between Bathurst and Spadina. Currently, the sidewalk in front of Trinity-St. Paul's Centre is being paved, and there is a wooden ramp leading to the main accessible doors. This situation may change as the construction progresses. Every effort will be made to make your entry into the building as smooth as possible. More info from the City of Toronto
An die Musik with Phillip Addis, baritone, Emily Hamper, piano
Scherzano sul tuo volto from Rinaldo with Ellen McAteer, soprano, Daniel Taylor, countertenor,
Julia Wedman & Christopher Verrette, violins, Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord
Nigra Sum from Vespro della Beata Virgine with Isaiah Bell, tenor,
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord
Adagio from Concerto in D minor for oboe
Les Sauvages from Les Indes galantes with John Abberger, oboe, Julia Wedman & Christopher Verrette, violins, Patrick Jordan, viola, Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord
King David with Brett Polegato, baritone, Stephen Ralls, piano
Oror, an Armenian lullaby with Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano, Marie Bérard & Paul Zevenhuizen, violins, Steven Dann, viola, David Hetherington, cello
R. Murray Schafer
Amente Nufe from Ra with Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano, Ryan Scott, percussion
Je suis Titania from Mignon with Tracy Dahl, soprano, Peter Tiefenbach, piano
La Nuit with Monica Whicher and Nathalie Paulin, sopranos, and Peter Tiefenbach, piano
Falling in Love Again with Jean Stilwell, mezzo-soprano, Robert Kortgaard, piano,
Marie Bérard, violin, Joseph Macerollo, accordion, and James Spragg, trumpet
Au fond du temple saint from Les Pêcheurs de perles with Ben Butterfield, tenor, Brett Polegato, baritone, Stephen Ralls, piano
Méditation from Thaïs with Marie Bérard, violin, Robert Kortgaard, piano
Beim Schlafengehen from Four Last Songs with Erin Wall, soprano, Peter Tiefenbach, piano,
Marie Bérard & Paul Zevenhuizen, violins, Steven Dann, viola; David Hetherington, cello
Serenade to Music with choir, Robert Kortgaard, piano, Marie Bérard, violin, conducted by Howard Dyck
The Neil F. Crory Endowment Fund is administered by the Ontario Arts Foundation.