Jonathan Stuchbery is a performing artist dedicated to reaching audiences on a personal level and to pursuing joy through artistic expression.

Fresh inc 2017

The past two weeks at the Fresh inc festival have been incredibly fulfilling for me as an artist. I am currently with the Cygnus trio along with approximately 50 other performers and composers and members of the Fifth House Ensemble…

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End of May

It's been a busy winter for me this year in Montreal, and the summer is shaping up to be very active as well. Finally I am sitting down to share a bit of what's going on with you! Where do…

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Fall 2016

I've been enjoying a very fruitful and inspiring year of music making. The August series of concerts with the Cygnus Trio proved to be a lot of work and a *great* deal of fun! The high point for us was…Read more

End of 2015-16 school year, and summer music

Another year at study at McGill is over. Time to shake off all the school year stress, and get to work on some exciting new projects. The semester ended well for me, I'm feeling very encouraged by the improvement I…Read more

The Cygnus Trio

I'm excited to be announcing a new project starting up this summer.  Erica Jacobs-Perkins (violin), Ben Stuchbery (flute), and I have come together again to form the Cygnus Trio!  We will be using our uncommon instrumentation, to bring across new…

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This fall, and What's Next!

It's been a busy fall semester at McGill, and busier still with performing.  I played to exciting programs at Christ Church Cathedral in September and October.  One was a solo program, featuring latin american guitar music, and the other was…Read more

Projet Montreal - Verdun Corn Roast

Last Saturday I had a pleasant afternoon providing music for the Projet Montreal's Corn Roast outside the Church of the Epiphany in Verdun.  It was a well attended event, despite it drizzling a little over the course of the afternoon…Read more

Summer's Come and Gone. Hello, Autumn!

Here I am back in Montreal, after what proved to be an excellent and productive summer! With the academic year now started I'd like to share some of the highlights of the summer.  I enjoyed the opportunity to perform a…Read more

The Beautiful Okanagan Valley, and more..!

Good day friends and fans!  I'm writing from home in Penticton BC, where I've been settling in over the past 3 weeks after a long (and thoroughly enjoyable) year of school in Montreal.  It's been quite a change of pace…Read more

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Previous events

Apt. 6 MTL - Mic the Ledge

Apt. 6, 2030 Rue Chomeday Apt. 6, Montreal

Apartment 6 is a space that is used to create the most raw and beautiful form of art. It's a place where musicians, film-makers, and artists of every medium can come together and create something great; something bigger than themselves. Or to simply come and enjoy the experience. MTL: Mic the Ledge is a bi-weekly concert series that focuses on featuring local artists and their talents. Every concert is live streamed as well as recorded and posted to the youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqirsshuo9QyuI2SFGiHVdA

PWYC (pay what you can)

Aug26

From Venice to Versailles

St Phillip's Rectory, Etobicoke, ON

As part of the Rectory Recital Series, Jonathan Stuchbery (theorbo) and Mikayla Jensen-Large (soprano) perform vocal music from seventeenth-century Italy and France.

The Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands

Christ Church Anglican, 30 Church st, Gananoque, ON

Lost Islands The last performance on the Cygnus Trio's summer 2018 tour.

Admission, $15 at the door

A reflection on personal geography and memory

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever.

The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with poetry by W. B. Yeats, and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

The Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands

Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive, Ottawa

Lost Islands

Admission, $15 at the door

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever.

The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with poetry by W. B. Yeats, and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

The Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands

L'Epicerie Moderne, 5854 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal

Lost Islands The first stop on our summer 2018 tour. Recommended donation $15

A reflection on personal geography and memory

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever.

The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with poetry by W. B. Yeats, and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

The Cygnus Trio: Lost Islands

Church of the Epiphany, 85 Larch St, Sudbury, ON

This concert is presented by the Cygnus Trio, with honorary sponsor, the Music department of Laurentian University.

Admission, $15 at the door

Sound, music, images, geography: all these concepts influence our memory. Think of a place from your childhood. What do you hear, what do you see? How can you describe this feeling of remembering the past? In a sense, the places we have made our homes and have now left are lost to us; we may be able to physically return, but our memories preserve it in a different way. Stories of islands which disappear after a first discovery or even after being inhabited for a time permeate Canadian folklore, from the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence to more isolated islands in the Great Lakes and beyond. The prevalence of these stories suggests a deep collective sorrow for remembered times and places which, once gone, are gone forever. The Cygnus Trio, in collaboration with composers with deep geographical ties, offers a program of music and poetry reflecting on this loss and the relationship between memory and location. The program features works by four Canadian composers, folk tunes and poetry. Anita Perry and Selwyn Redivo offer musical meditations upon the landscape of the Okanagan Valley, past home of brothers Ben (flute) and Jonathan (guitar), and the trio will premiere Ontario native Arie Van de ven’s Algoma Miniatures. The musical components of the program are tied together with literary reflections by W. B. Yeats, Jane Urquhart and Nancy Holmes, tying a deep sense of place to the remembrance of the past.

Montreal OFF! Festival Baroque

La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. Saint Laurent, Montreal

OFFicial invitation to a baroque music night, completely over the top! ꧂

Surfing the wave of Festival Montreal Baroque to present what the youth is doing, in a festive context, full of freedom.

The program was put together by 17 students; 16 from McGill’s Early Music department, and one from l’UDM.

❥ Pleasure and theatricality to be expected!

♛ Admission ♛

10$ étudiants/students 15$ réguliers/regular

♔ Musiciens/Musicians ♔

Alto baroque/ baroque viola:

Isabelle Douailly-Backman Tatianna Friesen

Archilute, théorbe, guitar baroque:

Antony Harvey Jonathan Stutchbery

Clavecins-harpsichord:

Justin Luchinsky Sébastien Mitra

Flûtes à bec-Recorders:

Jérémie De Pierre Élyse Lamanque-Girard

Haut-bois Baroque:

Floris Tijmen Van Vugt

Trompettes Baroque:

Duncan Campbell Christopher Price

Violes de gambes:

Tristan Best Ryan Gallager

Violons Baroques:

Isabelle Douailly-Backman Marie Nadeau-Tremblay Élise Paradis

Violoncelle Baroque:

Ryan Gallager

Voix:

Gabrielle Cloutier, Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Dufrenes, Soprano

May6

Melos Choir and Period Instruments - Sound Ground - Chaconnes and Ostinato Basslines

St George's Cathedral, 270 King st E, Kingston, ON

Be wow’ed, soothed and uplifted by a myriad of compositions, 16th-18th century with ostinato basslines. Choral, solo and instrumental works by Bach, Lully, Monteverdi, Rossi and more.

Apr30

And then there were Lutes: Jonathan's McGill lute recital

Redpath Hall, 3459 McTavish St, Montreal

For my Early music major recital I will be presenting Spanish, Italian, and French music for the baroque guitar, archlute and theorbo! Joining me for this recital will be soprano Mikayla Jensen-Large.

Redpath Hall

Program

D minor suite - Santiago de Murcia I. Prelude II. Allegro III. Allegro IV. Grave V. Allegro

Codice san Saldivar - S. de Murcia I. Otros canarios por la A II. Cumbees

Sonata 7 - Giovanni Zamboni I. Allemanda II. Giga III. Sarabanda Largo IV. Fuga

G major suite - Robert de Visée I. Prélude II. Chaconne III. Muzette en Rondeau

Ma bergère tendre et fidèle - Michel Lambert Vos mépris chaque jour - Michel Lambert

Free admission!

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