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Lydia Adams set to conduct the mighty B Minor Mass

Station Blog2019-5-6By: Classical Staff

The venerable (and humorous) Lydia Adams, along with the delightful mezzo Catherine Wyn-Rogers visited “Classical Mornings” with Mike and Jean to chat about the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto’s season closer: JS Bach’s massive Mass in B Minor. The concert is in celebration of the Amadeus Choir’s 45th Anniversary season and of Lydia Adams’ 35 years of stellar musical leadership.  (Her successor, Kathleen Allan, takes over on July 1). The tribute concert will include the Elmer Iseler Singers, and the soloists, along with Catherine, feature soprano Leslie Fagan, tenor Andrew Haji, and baritone Alexander Dobson. They all chatted about how to keep Bach fresh (it’s not hard – it’s Bach), how wonderfully inclusive choir is (Lydia has stats that will surprise sports fans) and you’ll hear why Ms. Wyn-Rogers is, in her words, “proud of her bottom”.

Listen to the interview here:

The concert is this Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 PM at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, on Yonge Street, just north of St. Clair Avenue. It’ll be a major event; hope to see you there!

For more concert info and tickets, please click on the links.



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