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A Christmas Concert
Saturday December 17th 7pm
Foley Community Hall
60 Rankin Lake Road, Foley, ON

Program

Christmas Carols Sing-along

Whispering River Orchestra: Serenade for Strings in E major (Antonin Dvorak)

Intermission

Whispering River Choir: Nochebuena (traditional)

                                         El Nacimiento (Ariel Ramírez)

 

Whispering River Orchestra and Choir: Selections from Messiah (George Frideric Handel)

About Celine Cascanette, Alto Originally from Parry Sound, Celine recently completed a master’s degree in vocal pedagogy at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Professor Lorna MacDonald. Currently, Celine is living, teaching, and performing in Hamilton, Ontario. While Celine specializes in Western Classical, she loves to perform in a variety of genres and is as comfortable singing with her guitar as she is in a gown. Most recently Celine has performed with the Bach Elgar Choir, the Hamilton Children's Choir, and Chorus Hamilton. Celine is excited to join the Whispering River Orchestra once again for a great December concert!

About Fabián Arciniegas, Tenor Fabian Arciniegas, is a versatile Colombian-Canadian singer-actor and an intuitive, knowledgeable voice coach. He divides his career between bringing to life a wide range of repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary, and helping artists to reach their singing goals. Deeply committed as a chamber singer, he discovered a passion for new composers and has successfully toured in Canada and internationally as part of the series Crossing Borders with soprano Maureen Batt and pianist Claire Harris, featuring living Latin American and North American composers. The 2021-2022 season saw Fabian’s premiere of composer Chia Yin Wu’s song cycle Blood and the Moon, Leo Herrera’s song cycle Canciones nocturnas. After having premiered the song cycle Orbit by Saman Shahi in 2015, Fabián was invited by the composer to perform and record the songs again for his debut album released in September 2020. He has also premiered works from latin composers Mario Gómez-Vignez and Leo Herrera. In past seasons he has performed as part of the chorus with the Canadian Opera Company in Verdi’s Aida (canceled due to COVID 19), Otello and Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and was Le Remendado for Julie Nesrallah's production Carmen on Tap! He has performed under the baton of conductors such as Johannes Debus, Kevin Mallon, Derek Bate, Sandra Horst, Miah Im, Andres Posada, Miguel Caballero, Alberto Guzmán anf Dmitri Manolov. Mr. Arciniegas holds a Master's Degree in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto.

Our Orchestra and Choir

 

Artistic Director Brenda Margaret Muller

Violin I

David McFadden, concertmaster

Peter Culjak 

Brian Oxley

Katja Mathys

Anna Nuedling

Violin II

Tatiana Bouts

Pat Poole

Nancy Reagan

Esther Stone

Viola

Alex Andrews

Rob White

Sofiia Livinska

Cello

Brenda Margaret Muller

Shannon Lai

Linda Gibson

Judith White

Louise Nicksy

Contrabass

Val Wilshynsky

Zach Louch

Choir

Fabian Arciniegas

Celine Cascanette

Stan Hunter

Zach Louch

Kit O'Brien

Anne Kingma

Holly Cascanette

Trisha Hewson

Janet Fellner

Barb Williams

Catherine Maguire

Kiera Rahusaar-Detlor

Margaret Kamermann

Trumpet

Ryan Wettlaufer

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