Aradia Ensemble, 6 Castleview Ave. Toronto Ontario CANADA M5R 1Y9 1-647-960-6650 email@example.com
Photo Credit: Yvonne Bambrick
Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
The Music Gallery
97 John Street
(just north of Queen Street)
Join with us to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten! Britten had an individual voice, but his love of baroque music is well known. In particular, he a great love of the music of composer Henry Purcell. This concert presents some of Britten original music, some of his Purcell arrangements and then some of Purcell’s own music.
Welcome to Aradia Ensemble
We are a vocal and instrumental ensemble based in Toronto. Under the director of our energetic Irish Music Director, Kevin Mallon, Aradia performs in Toronto, throughout Canada and tours internationally. We also have a major recording contract with Naxos Records, have made music videos and appeared on film soundtracks.
The Aradia Ensemble plays on period instruments, and modelling itself on similar groups in Europe has a varying format to fit the occasion. Our range of projects is diverse from a single string group and harpsichord, with Kevin leading from the violin, perhaps adding a quartet of singers to larger projects with Kevin conducting full orchestra and full choir. We have performed baroque opera with baroque dancers, have collaborated with actors, modern dancers, Irish musicians and even Gamelan! Aradia has also commissioned new works for baroque ensemble.
Outreach and education projects are high on our list of priorities and on occasion we even have a modern instrument manifestation: The Toronto Chamber Orchestra is Aradia on modern instruments. The TCO also does concerts and has made many recordings.
Check us out-- We're Baroque, we're Fresh-- We're Fresh Baroque!!
Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Awards and Reviews
Aradia Board of Directors
Aradia Featured in Documentary
Riddle Films has featured Aradia in a recent documentary on called "God's Greatest Hits" that played on Vision TV. Aradia is shown at the Glenn Gould Studio performing the Hallelujah Chorus.
Recorded at Glenn Gould Studio in 2011
Another Summer in Italy
For the third year, Aradia returned to the beautifil town of Sulmona Italy to participate in the COSI (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy) summer program. The time in Italy was considered a great success.
Funding is provided to Aradia Ensemble by the following three Arts Councils: