Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb Purcell - Comes Ye Sons of Art

Theatre of Early Music in collaboration with Historical Performance at the University of Toronto is proud to present this program that will honour the life, artistry and impact made by legendary countertenor James Bowman (1941-2023) One of the most important figures in 20th century classical music, Bowman ushered in the Early Music revival.

Dame Emma Kirkby, Charles Daniels and Joel Allison will help us celebrate this great artist!

Daniel Taylor directs the Schola Cantorum with the Musicians of the Theatre of Early Music

Free Admission: Donations will be dedicated to the Historical Performance and Scholarship Fund.


Villanella, is a form of light Italian secular vocal music which originated in Italy just before the middle of the 16th century. It first appeared in Naples, and influenced the later canzonetta, and from there also influenced the madrigal.

The subject matter is generally rustic, comic, and often satirical; frequently the mannerisms of art music, such as the madrigal, are a subject of parody. The villanelle became one of the most popular forms of song in Italy around mid-century.


Diapente - Strozzi and Casulana

Diapente Renaissance Quintet presents the third concert of their 23/24 season, featuring the music of Maddalena Casulana - the first woman to ever have her music published - and of the incomparable Barbara Strozzi.