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William Byrd and the Ave verum corpus

The conversion of England from the Roman Catholic church to the Church of England by King Henry VIII (and later Queen Elizabeth I) forced those who wished to practice Catholicism to do so covertly, as penalties included fines, scrutiny, torture or death. All vestiges...

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Stabat mater

The Stabat Mater is a hymn to Mary, portraying her suffering as Jesus Christ's mother during his crucifixion. The title comes from its first line, Stabat Mater dolorosa, which means "the sorrowful mother was standing". The earliest version of the Stabat Mater was...

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Mass for Four Voices

William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices is a choral Mass setting composed around 1592 – 93 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Like most masses, it consists of fives sections: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei. It is a noted example of English...

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Richard Hansen

Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Richard Hansen began formal organ studies at age thirteen under Victor Batten. He has since studied with David Palmer at the University of Windsor, Ian Sadler in Stratford, Ontario and Helga Hoffman in Stuttgart, Germany. In June of...

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Anne Kae

When Alberta-born Anne Kaewmongkol found herself in Ontario five years ago, not only did she discover a new place to call home, but a new voice to go with it. Her musical career started as a young pianist in Edmonton as an accompanist. After a few years of travelling...

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Kasia Konstanty

Soprano, conductor, and educator Kasia Konstantyis driven by her passion for music. After completing her music degree and diploma in vocal performance under the tutelage of Richard Cunningham at McMaster University, she obtained a Masters degree in choral conducting...

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It has been a while

Life goes by quickly. Too quickly. It is hard to believe that it has been almost two years since our last concert: Messiah in April 2017—which by all accounts was our best. After a bit of a break, we are back with some great music. We have assembled a small team of...

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Happy Giving Tuesday

As we prepare for Christmas and the holidays, Giving Tuesday is a day to focus on charitable and not-for-profit organizations that depend on the generosity of others for their support. We hope you will make a donation today to support Musikay. Your contribution will...

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Our site was hacked. Not to worry, everyone's information is safe, but we had to do some repair work to get back online. Check back as we are preparing some exciting things for the season.

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