Current Season

2021-2022 season


Although there is still much uncertainty ahead, we are moving forward with a 2021-2022 concert season!

Hear at Last
Saturday November 13th, 7pm
Sunday November 14th, 3pm SOLD OUT

Trillium Lutheran Church, Willow St, Waterloo

Concert program

This fall, we will complete the Road to Refuge and introduce our Environmental theme for the year.  The November concert will begin with several reflective works, as we acknowledge ongoing global challenges and remember the personal and general losses of the past two years. As an arrival point of the refugee theme, the program includes the premiere of a moving new work, Far from Ourselves, by the emerging composer, Julia Jacklein; and in anticipation of our new environmental focus, we include The Searching Sings by the late path-breaking Murray Schafer. Our guest artist is cellist Miriam Stewart Kroeker, with whom we reprise a movement from Christine Donkin’s powerful Following the Moonroad, and also present two new works, Breathe, and There are No Words, by Leonard Enns. 

Important concert notes:

  • Only 100 tickets are available for each performance!
  • All tickets are pay-what-you can and MUST be reserved in advance. There will be NO tickets available at the door. Reservations close at midnight the night before each performance.
  • Concerts will run approximately 45 minutes, with no intermission, and no post-concert gatherings.
  • Proof of vaccination is mandatory and masks must be worn at all times inside the venue

March 5 & 6, 2022: Be Like a Bird
In March, the focus will be on nature — in particular, on our avian friends.  We will premiere the winning works of our current joint first place NewWorks winners, Storm Birds by Maria Case and I Heard the Bird Cry by Kathryn Rose. The program includes Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs with Catherine Robertson at the piano, and Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams, with its slightly tongue-in-cheek corrective message that though we try,  we can never truly be like a bird.  


May 7 & 8, 2022: Dear Mother Earth
Finally, in May we will feature two works of the emerging Canadian composer and former DaCapo NewWorks winner, Nicholas Kelly — his composition Loam, and a new environmentally-themed piece commissioned by DaCapo (with support from Canada Council). In keeping with the theme of loam (and earth, both as a planet and as soil that mothers the natural world) we will perform Copland’s In the Beginning (with DaCapo friend, Jennifer Enns Modolo, as soloist), and the brilliant The Passing of the Year by Jonathan Dove, with Catherine Robertson as pianist.