Kingston Baroque Consort at the Isabel, Friday 7 October, 7:30pm

The Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC), presents “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme:
Comedy from Lully’s 17th Century France” on Friday 7 October at 7:30pm
at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets cost $25
(adults) and $10 (students). Concerts are free for under 17.
Subscriptions for the entire KBC four-concert series are available for
$80 (adults) and $30 (students). This concert is made possible with
support from the Kingston Arts Council and the Balloytobin Foundation.
For tickets and information visit, call
613-217-5099, or write to [email protected].

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme tells the story of middle class Mr. Jourdain
who dreams of becoming a gentleman, with comedic results. This concert
production features the full KBC ensemble, with special guests Edgar
Tumak and Deborah Donaldson (Baroque dancers), Craig Walker (narration),
and an ASL interpreter.

The KBC is Kingston’s newest orchestra devoted wholly to Historically
Informed practice of music from the Baroque era. Founded by Katie
Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon, the KBC is a
collective of professional musicians drawn from the Kingston Symphony
Orchestra and the wider community.

Violins: Gisele Dalbec-Szczesniak, Andrew Dicker, Lisa Draper, Venetia
Gauthier, Danielle Lennon, and Julia McFarlane
Viola: Eileen Beaudette
Cello/Gamba: Jeff Hamacher
Flute: William Egnatoff
Recorders: Jason Hawke (and gamba), Heather Schreiner
Bassoon and recorder: Katie Legere
Harpsichord: Michael Capon


RCCO concert, Sunday 23 October, 2:30pm, Robert Hall & Henry Janzen

The Royal Canadian College of Organists presents “Music for the Soul's
Journey: Works for Viola, Organ, and Voice”, with Robert Hall and Henry
Janzen performing music by Barber, Britten, Duruflé, Fauré, Finzi,
Hindemith, Sweelinck, and others, on Sunday 23 October at 3:30pm at
Chalmers United Church, 212 Barrie St. Admission is $20 or Pay What You
Can at the door. Advance tickets available at Tara Foods, or online by
e-mailing [email protected]. Church and provincial Covid19 protocols
will be followed. Visit

Robert Hall is an Ottawa-based singer, organist, choir director, and
composer. He sang professionally with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and
Tudor Singers of Montreal, and has directed many choirs, including the
Canadian Centennial Choir, the Champlain Valley Oratorio Society, and
the Laurentian University Choir. After spending over twenty-five years
teaching at Laurentian University, he relocated to Ottawa in 2021 where
he is active as a composer and as Music Director/Organist at City View
United Church. All of the transcriptions in this program are his.

Henry Janzen has a distinguished career as a soloist, ensemble musician,
and conductor in Canada and the United States. He has been a faculty
member in the Department of Music at the University of Guelph for over
twenty years where he teaches applied strings and chamber music. The
Hart House Orchestra, under his leadership, perform regularly in Toronto
and tour each year, which in recent years have taken them to Carnegie
Hall and Europe. He and Robert Hall have presented viola and piano
recitals across Ontario, including Toronto, Sudbury, Collingwood,
Guelph, and Mindemoya.