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Course fee: $115A 2-week course
This session includes a free Messiah CD!
Like turkey and cranberry sauce, mistletoe and eggnog, Handel's Messiah and Christmas go hand-in-hand, and attending one of the many Toronto performances available of Messiah has become an annual Christmas tradition for many Torontonians. But why and how does this work continue to speak to us today at Christmas time? Why has it become an important Christmas tradition, not to be missed by thousands of music-lovers? This course will walk through the oratorio, aria by aria, and chorus by fabulous chorus, seeking the depth, symbolism, emotion and expression behind the wonderful music, revealing the masterpiece to be much more than the Hallelujah chorus!
About the Instructor:
Rick Phillips was affiliated with CBC Radio for 30 years, working in Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto in a career that spanned production to management to on-air. For 14 years, he was the Host and Producer of SOUND ADVICE, the weekly guide to classical music and recordings heard across Canada on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two every weekend. As well as broadcasting and webcasting, Rick is a busy freelance writer and reviewer, speaker, panel moderator, consultant, musical tour guide, and concert host. He's often a juror in the classical music categories for the Juno Awards, and is the author of "The Essential Classical Recordings--101 CDs," published by McClelland & Stewart. Rick delivers music history and appreciation courses at a range of institutions and organizations across the city. He holds a B. Mus. from McGill University and an M. Mus. from the University of Toronto. www.soundadvice1.com* A 10% discount will be applied automatically at checkout for students who are enrolled concurrently in any of the following Royal Conservatory School music classes: Individual Instruction, Group Classes, Learn to Play/Sing, Small Ensemble, Theory and History.
*If you are an active Conservatory Circle member, please contact 416.408.2825 for a 10% discount on all Music Appreciation courses.
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