SUN. DEC.17th, 3 pm – ‘Tis The Season Of Song (Single Ticket)

$45.00

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    ‘Tis The Season Of Song

    with Alexandra Teske & Emily Morrison

    Soprano sensation Alexandra Teske and collaborative pianist Emily Morrison will enchant you with seasonal songs. Programme highlights will include selections by Handel, Mahler, Beach, Fauré, Delibes, and songs of the season. Then be pleasantly surprised by a duet with a world-renowned guest who will leave you spellbound.

    Limited to 50 guests, your $45 includes a wine reception and a meet-and-greet with the artists. Proceeds help underserved kids through www.youthLEADarts.com.

    Alexandra Teske has been described as “having wonderful technique, a glorious voice with underlying warmth, and a connection to the text that is riveting.” She received her formal training in piano from Gwen Beamish at the University of Western Ontario where she earned her BMus (Hons) and BEd. Currently studying with Canadian mezzo-soprano, Catherine Robbin, she received First Class Honours on her ARCT vocal performer’s exam. A frequent top award winner at music festivals, she recently earned 1st place at the OMFA provincial music competition and was awarded a scholarship by the adjudicator, Dr. Caroline Schiller.

    As a secondary school music teacher, Alexandra directed music theatre productions, concert choirs, vocal jazz ensembles, and concert bands, leading them to award-winning performances at music festivals at both the local and national levels. She has been a soprano for many seasons with The Cellar Singers under the baton of Mitchell Pady and his predecessor, Albert Greer. She was recently a soloist in the choir’s performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria. Last year, Alexandra performed her debut solo voice recital with internationally-renowned pianist, Kyung-A Lee. In addition to teaching, she is continuing to work as a guest soloist, recitalist, and ensemble singer throughout Ontario. Alexandra is the soprano section lead at St. James’ Anglican Church, Orillia and is delighted to be studying with Catherine Robbin and Canadian soprano, Leslie Fagan.

    Emily Morrison received her BMus from the University of Western Ontario, attended Teacher’s College at Christchurch University, Canterbury, England, and completed her Masters of Sacred Music from Emmanuel College in Toronto. She has also completed two Associate diplomas with the Royal Conservatory of Music, one in piano pedagogy and one in piano performance.

    She has accompanied vocalists and instrumentalists and has been the Music Director of two musicals with the Kempenfelt Community Players in Barrie. She volunteers with the local South Simcoe Arts Council Music Festival, runs the choir program at Kempenfelt Bay School, and has her own successful teaching studio, Morrison Music Studios, located in the Alliston area.

    Emily is currently working as the pianist, organist, and Children’s Choir Director at St. John’s United Church, Alliston. She organizes the St. John’s Concert series and numerous other musical events alongside Choir Director John Dodington.