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Friday, November 16, 2012

Ontario Philharmonic Presents Messiah with Amadeus Choir

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Marco Parisotto, Music Director



Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Leigh-Anne Martin, alto; Zachary Finkelstein, tenor; Justin Welsh, baritone

Friday, December 21, 2012, 8 PM,  Christ Church Deer Park

1570 Yonge (at Heath, north of St. Clair subway stop)

Tickets: $45/Adult, $35/Youth or $35/Adult, $25/Youth

Online at
or call 416.443.9737 (Toronto) or 905.579.6711 (Durham Region)
also available at the door the night of the concert


November 16, 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Ontario Philharmonic, led by Marco Parisotto, returns to Christ Church Deer Park for its annual holiday tradition of Handel’s Messiah. This year’s concert takes place Friday, December 21 at 8 PM. It features one of Canada's best choral forces, the Amadeus Choir, and four young, rising and brilliant Canadian singers: soprano Jennifer Taverner, altoLeigh-Anne Martin, tenor Zachary Finkelstein, baritone Justin WelshMessiah will also be performed on December 18 & 19, both at 7:30 PM at the Regent Theatre in Oshawa.

Founded in 1975, the Amadeus Choir is under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Lydia Adams. The Choir has become known for its professionalism, exceptional musicality, and diverse, high-quality programming - all a reflection of the leadership provided by Dr. Adams. During her time as Conductor and Artistic Director (since 1984), the choir has grown significantly in size and reputation to become one of Canada’s pre-eminent choral groups. The Amadeus Choir performs a regular series of concerts at carefully selected downtown Toronto venues, presenting well-known artists in works by Canadian and international composers, including major works with instrumental ensembles or full orchestra, as well as challenging a cappella performances. In addition to the Amadeus Choir’s regular concert series, the choir takes an active role in Ontario’s choral community by working in collaboration with other prominent local ensembles, such as the Elmer Iseler Singers, Bach Children’s Chorus, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Gryphon Trio, and True North Brass.

One of Canada's most distinguished conductors on the international scene, Maestro Parisotto has led major orchestras around the world, including the Philharmonia of London, the Orchestre National de France, the China National Symphony, Milan's Verdi Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony (as its Principal Conductor). Marco Parisotto is the winner of seven international competitions, including the elite Besançon Competition in France.

Founded in 1957, the Ontario Philharmonic has become a notable player in the landscape of classical music in Ontario. It is comprised of players that are among the finest professional musicians in the GTA. Since the appointment of Marco Parisotto in 1996, the Ontario Philharmonic has evolved into one of the most exciting and respected orchestras in Ontario and in Canada.

Future Ontario Philharmonic dates:
Great Soloists Series, Concert III
Toronto: Tuesday January 29, 2013 at 8 PM / Koerner Hall
(Oshawa: Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8 PM / Regent Theatre)
R. Strauss: Four Last Songs and Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

For more information:

The Ontario Philharmonic gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:
UOIT, TD Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The City of Oshawa, Ontario Power Generation, Marigold Ford
Edmond & Sylvia Vanhaverbeke, Charles & Anne Morison, Dr. William Siegel

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