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Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Making Spirits Bright (featuring special guest Chad Louwerse)

Doors Open 7pm | Show 8pm
Tickets $25 Advance, $30 Door
Buy tickets now or call 519-672-7950

Join Pride Men’s Chorus London for this exciting seasonal concert featuring traditional and contemporary music in a variety of styles. Joining PMCL, for a portion of the concert, is nationally and internationally heralded Canadian Bass-Baritone, Chad Louwerse, whose voice is turning heads everywhere. You will be treated to a wide range of music, from the beautiful Panis Angelicus by César Franck to the recent ballad, Grown-up Christmas List. Traditional pieces in beautiful arrangements include: Silent Night, Wexford Carol and Go Tell It on the
Mountain. Other Christmas classics will be on the program: I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Sleigh Ride and a very fun, Barbra Streisand-inspired version of Jingle Bells. You’ll be treated to: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas; the combination of the The 12 Days of Christmas with Africa by the rock group Toto; a beautiful bit of Canadiana in Diane Loomer’s arrangement of Frobisher Bay; and the inspiring Nigerian Christmas melody Betelehemu. Joining the choir and Chad on the stage will be strings, flute and an outstanding rhythm section. You will not want to miss this concert.

About Chad Louwerse
Canadian Bass-Baritone Chad Louwerse debuted in Europe with l’Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg as Bernadino in Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini. In Canada he has been heard from Quebec to British Columbia.  With Montreal Opera, he starred as Buonafede in Haydn’s Il Mondo Della Luna, sang Talpa in Il Tabarro, and covered Leporello in Don Giovanni. As a member of Montreal Opera’s Atelier Lyrique, he was singled out in Chabrier’s l’Étoile by Claude Gingras of La Presse, who wrote “for pure comedy, first distinction goes to Chad Louwerse”.

In past seasons Mr. Louwerse has sung Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Palémon in Thaïs for Pacific Opera Victoria, Capulet in Roméo et Juliette with Montreal Opera, and Hortensius in Edmonton Opera’s La Fille De Régiment. He has appeared with Vancouver Opera as The Nazarene in Salome, The Bailiff in Werther, Zaretsky and Captain Petrovich in Eugene Onegin, and as Monterone in Rigoletto. He was also featured in the Lanaudière Festival’s Der Vampyr conducted by Jean Marie Zeitouni.

He is a winner of both the CBC Westcoast Performance Pacific Spotlight competition and the Début competition and has given recitals broadcast on CBC Radio Two.  On CD, he can be heard in excerpts of Robert Turner’s opera Vile Shadows and Sylvia Rickard’s song-cycle Three Chinese Songs Of Autumn for the Canadian Music Centre.  He was named to the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in 2005 and received the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold award.  An active oratorio singer and recitalist, Mr. Louwerse’s concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, the Bach Mass in B-minor, the Brahms and Mozart Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Visit www.chadlouwerse.com for more information

 


Upcoming Concerts – save the date

– April 27, 2019, 8 pm, Aeolian Hall
– during the Pride London Festival in July 2019, featuring the Pride Celebration Chorus.

View videos of our past performances