2018/19 Season!

Seeing Sound: Where Music and Visual Art Meet

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 7pm

Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto

What if you could see music? The Canadian Women Composers Project is making that possible in a performance fusing music with visual art. Soprano Clarisse Tonigussi and pianist Narmina Efendiyeva will take the stage performing works by emerging Canadian composers while visual artist Alexandria Harding-Costa will interpret what she hears in the music onto a canvas right before your eyes!

The musical portion of the concert will feature over an hour of music by Canadians Katerina Gimon, Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins, Carmen Braden, Julia Mermelstein, Nova Pon, Marla Kishimoto, Julia Jacklein, and Rebekah Cummings.

After the performance, Alexandria Harding-Costa's painting will be auctioned off and part of the proceeds will go to "Sistering," a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed.

Time Traveller: A Look at Canadian Women's Compositions Throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 8pm

The Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St, Toronto

The Canadian Women Composers Project presents Time Traveller: A Look at Canadian Women's Composition's Throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries featuring soprano Clarisse Tonigussi, soprano Anna Boyes, and pianist Narmina Efendiyeva. 

 

Just over an hour long, you will hear a programme of diverse styles in chronological order beginning with vocal music written in the early 1900's by Gena Brasncombe, followed by a combination of art song and duets by Jean Ethridge, Jean Coulthard, Carol Ann Weaver, Mary Gardiner, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Jana Skarecky, and Martha Hill Duncan. The concert will conclude with a work commissioned for The CWC Project in 2017 by Rebekah Cummings! 

Canadian Bird Song

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30pm

Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30pm

Heron Park Baptist Church 4260 Lawrence Ave E

The Canadian Women Composers Project and Classical Context join forces to present an evening of Canadian art song. Soprano Clarisse Tonigussi, pianist Narmina Efendiyeva, and pianist/composer Andrew James Clark will perform an exciting programme of exclusively Canadian repertoire, all about birds! You will hear just over an hour of repertoire by Amice Calverley, Martha Hill Duncan, Emily Doolittle, Gary Kulesha, Serge Gallant, and Diane Chouinard. Also included in the concert will be the premiere of Songs from the Aviary by E.K.R. Hammell, Cock by Alice Ping Yee Ho, and Vultures by Andrew James Clark. 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:30pm

The Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street

New Music & Jazz

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 at 2:00pm

Silence, Guelph, 46 Essex St, Guelph

New Music & Jazz is giving audiences the unique experience of hearing jazz musicians unite to perform an entire concert of tunes by women jazz composers. 

 

The performance, brought to you by The Canadian Women Composers Project and Silence, Guelph's "Silence Presents" music series, features Canadian jazz vocalists Laura Swankey, Belinda Corpuz, Lieke Van Der Voort, and percussionist Germaine Liu.

During the course of an hour and a half you will hear vocal music by composers Juliet Palmer, Lieke Van Der Voort, and a world premiere of the tune "I Hear You" by Belinda Corpuz and Laura Swankey! 

 

New Music & Jazz

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 9:00pm

The Burdock, 1184 Bloor Street W, Toronto

New Music & Jazz is giving audiences the unique experience of hearing jazz musicians unite to perform an entire concert of tunes by female jazz composers. 

 

The performance, brought to you by The Canadian Women Composers Project and The Burdock, features Canadian jazz vocalists Laura Swankey, Belinda Corpuz, Lieke Van Der Voort, and percussionist Germaine Liu.

During the course of an hour and a half you will hear vocal music by composers Juliet Palmer, Lieke Van Der Voort, and a world premiere of the tune "I Hear You" by Belinda Corpuz and Laura Swankey! 

 

Past C o n c e r t s 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Silence Sounds

Guelph, Ontario

7pm

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Festival Pontiac Enchanté, Venturing Hills Farm

Luskville, Québec

7:30pm

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

George Street United Church

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

2pm

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Woody Point Heritage Theatre

Woody Point, Newfoundland and Labrador

2:00pm

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Fredericton, New Brunswick

7pm

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Gallery 78

Fredericton, New Brunswick

2pm

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

St. James Presbyterian Church

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

12pm

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Milton Community Hall

North Milton, Prince Edward Island

7pm

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

St. Mary’s Anglican Church

Regina, Saskatchewan

7pm

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Gallery 345

Toronto, Ontario

3pm

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

St. Albans Anglican Church

Ottawa, Ontario

7pm

Sunday, January 21, 2018

St. Francis-in-the-Wood

Vancouver, British Columbia

2pm

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Point Artist-Run Centre

Whistler, British Columbia

5pm

Tuesday, March 27, 2018  

Halton Waldorf School

Burlington, Ontario

7pm

Friday, April 6, 2018

Toronto Waldorf School

Thornhill, Ontario

7:30pm

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Museum Cafe

Yellowknife, North West Territories

3pm

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