UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES


PAST PERFORMANCES

Elixir Baroque Ensemble joined by Kira Braun (Soprano), Stephen Bell (Tenor), and Michael York (Baritone) to bring you Bach’s delightful Coffee Cantata. We will also be performing Telemann’s Canary Cantata (in English so that you can laugh right along with it) as well as a few other Baroque Tales.
Join us for this fun event and help make it a night to remember!
Saturday 21st of November at 7:30
Little Trinity Church
425 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1L3
Tickets are $25.00, available on Eventbrite or at the door.
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/baroque-tales-tickets-16752149129

Elixir is proud to present their fifth annual Elixir Mixer!
Sunday December 13th 2015 @ 5pm
St. Barnabas on the Danforth- 361 Danforth Avenue (at Chester Station) There will be snacks, flying fingers, and concertos galore! Music by Telemann, Tartini, Vivaldi, Leclair, and more! Special Guests: Michelle Odorico, Rezan Onen Lapointe, Julia Wedman, Matt Antal, and Rebecca Morton.

CULTURE CLASH

In preparation for the Early Music America’s Baroque Performance Competition in October, Elixir presents a program of clashing national styles, including French, Italian and Polish. Music by LeClair, Vivaldi, Bertali, Mielczewski and Avison.

Saturday September 6th, 2014 @ 8 pm
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. Suite #202
Suggested Donation: $20. Drinks and snacks from 7:30 pm.

Sunday September 7th, 2014 @ 4 pm
Church of St John the Evangelist, 320 Charlton St, Hamilton
Suggested Donation: $15
Part of Hammer Baroque – a new early music series in Hamilton, ON.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

Saturday April 12th, 2014 @8pm
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. Suite #202

Elixir presents a brand new piece, “The Sad Life of Laure Beauséjour” by Frank Horvat, and some of our old favourites by Bach, Handel and Mondonville.
Join us for drinks and snacks from 7:30 pm. Admission by donation. Suggested donation: $20.

Composer’s Note: With some musical inspiration from Satie, my new piece depicts the hard life of Canada’s King’s Daughters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Daughters), many of which were orphans who were sent to the harsh lands of New France to populate it. I was inspired to write this piece after reading Suzanne Desrochers book, Bride of New France, that revolves around the struggles of Laure Beausejour. The many and various hardships that Laure faced throughout her life stuck with me long after I finished reading this epic book. I felt compelled to transfer many of these emotions into music. For more on this composition visit –http://frankhorvat.com/composition/sad-life-laure-beausejour
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DISTRES’D INNOCENCY: The Community Baroque Orchestra of Toronto mixes with Elixir
Friday March 15, 2013 @8pm
Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto 91 Charles St. W., Toronto ON

 

2nd annual “ELIXIR MIXER”
Saturday December 14, 2014

 

Music from the French Baroque
Saturday March 9, 2013 @7:30pm 

 

ELIXIR MIXER
Friday January 4, 2013

 

IMITATION: THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 @12:35pm
Church of Saint Stephens-in-the-Fields 103 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto ON Join us for a celebration of baroque Italian style-originals and knockoffs alike! We set the stage by presenting the seventeenth-century origins of Italian instrumental style in the music of Castello and Corelli. By the eighteenth century, Italian style was the height of fashion and few were more eager to get in on the hype than Telemann, Handel, and Couperin. We also showcase the music of the itinerate Veracini, who capitalized on his nationality to achieve fame throughout the courts of Northern Europe.

 

MONTEVERDI 1610 VESPERS
Saturday September 22, 2012 @7:30pm
A special one-to-a-part chamber ensemble version of Monteverdi’s renowned 1610 Vespers. Toronto’s newest vocal ensemble, ACCENTI VOCALI, teams up with the ELIXIR BAROQUE ENSEMBLE and other guest musicians for this performance.Encompassing everything from solos. duos and trios to ten-part polyphonic choruses and sparkling instrumental writing, this iconic work of the early Baroque period is not to be missed.