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Friday, January 7, 2011

Alain Trudel in Recital for Mooredale Concerts

Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church




Toronto’s Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, resounds with music written for trombone and organ, when Mooredale Concerts presents celebrated musicians Alain Trudel and Patrick Wedd in recital, Sunday, January, 16, 2011.

Tickets – $30; seniors and students, $25 – and information may be obtained by or calling 416-587-9411. NOTE: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church is on Yonge St. just north of St. Clair Avenue.

The program features duos written specifically for trombone and organ by Liszt, as well as well-known 20th century composers Gustav Holst, Alfred Schnittke, and others. Flow for trombone and organ, by Canadian composer and trombonist Scott Good receives its world premiere. Patrick Wedd also plays solo organ works by Olivier Messiaen and Flor Peters.

MUSIC & TRUFFLES: Alain Trudel and Patrick Wedd will also perform excerpts from their full-length program in an hour-long, interactive performance for children 5-15 at Music & Truffles, Sunday, January 16 at 1:15 p.m., also at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Tickets are $12. Information is available at Adults wishing to learn more about music and music-making are welcome. All receive a chocolate truffle at the end.

Under the artistic direction of Anton Kuerti, Mooredale Concerts is “Toronto’s Best Bargain for Great Music.”


Alain Trudel and Patrick Wedd have recorded many of the works on the January 16 program for Naxos

ALAIN TRUDEL, trombone (

“The Jascha Heifetz of the Trombone” – Le Monde de la Musique, Paris

Canadian conductor, composer and trombonist Alain Trudel is artistic director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, principal guest conductor of the Victoria Symphony, artistic director of the National Broadcast Orchestra (formerly CBC Radio Orchestra) in Vancouver, and conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.

First known to the public as a trombone soloist, he made his debut at 18 with Charles Dutoit and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. He has been guest soloist with leading orchestras on five continents including the Deutsche Sinfonie, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Orchestra and the Polish National Radio Orchestra. He has conducted Canadian orchestras including the Toronto, Montreal Vancouver and National Arts Centre orchestras, as well as orchestras in Hong Kong, Sweden, the U.K. and Japan. In 2009, he made his Opéra de Montréal debut conducting Mozart’s The Magic Flute.


Having directed his first church choir at age 12, Patrick Wedd has been director of music at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, since 1996. From 1986 to 1991, he was artistic director of Montreal’s Tudor Singers, and toured extensively with them in Canada. His professional career began in Vancouver, where he served for many years as director of music at Christ Church Cathedral.

He has appeared as soloist with the Vancouver and Montreal symphonies and the CBC Orchestra, and played recitals in Canada, the U.S., Australia and England, as well as on the regular series of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, the festival Orgue et couleurs, and the Montreal Bach Festival. His recordings include contemporary music for the Canadian Music Centre, light classics for the CBC, and the Poulenc and Jongen concertos with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

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