Musique Royale and Sanctuary Concerts presents: RESPONSIO
by Peter-Anthony Togni

Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 8pm

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Jeff Reilly, Bass Clarinet

Suzie LeBlanc - soprano
Andrea Ludwig - mezzo soprano
Charles Daniels - tenor
John Potter - tenor

Nominated for a Juno Award in 2016 as well as the winner of the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Award, RESPONSIO is Peter-Anthony Togni`s breathtakingly beautiful meditation on Guillaume de Machat’s medieval masterpiece the Messe de Nostre Dame.  Featuring a bass clarinet (Jeff Reilly) that soars over the timeless sonorities of a world class vocal quartet, RESPONSIO is a deep reflection on over 1,000 years of spiritual music making.

This is a one night only event, a rare opportunity to experience this work with the original world class performers.

RESPONSIO was released internationally in September of 2015 on the Montreal based ATMA classique label. CDs will be available for purchase at the concert.

"Composer Peter-Anthony Togni has brilliantly created a soundscape spanning the centuries... The vocal quartet score features beautifully crafted four-part, chant-based writing that transcends stylistic periods, with especially dreamy harmonies and luscious counterpoint in the Machaut-based sections..  bass clarinettist Jeff Reilly is a master of his instrument and the music"  THE WHOLE NOTE October 2015

With thanks to Arts Nova Scotia and the Craig Foundation

Fort Massey United Church

5303 Tobin St
Halifax, NS B3H 1S3

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