Picton 1867


A late 19th century Soiree Musicale in Picton. Our guests from another time will be::

Dame Emma Albani – Canadian singer Dame Emma Albani  enjoyed over 40 years of enormous success on the live stage, making history as the first Canadian opera singer to achieve international status. Among her admirers were such prominent figures as composer Charles Gounod, violinist Joseph Joachim, and even Queen Victoria.
Gena Branscombe – Composer and conductor born in 1881 in Picton of UEL heritage. Through a long and vigorous life she composed music for piano, voice, orchestra and choir. Her work was once described as “an outpouring of moods, moods of an intensity and richness which demand a high musical color scheme”. Brief biography at http://www.kathleenshimeta.com/branscombe.html

Songs and instrumental pieces by
Johannes Brahms:
Scherzo in C minor, for violin and piano
Feldeinsamkeit (Field Solitude)
Meine Liebe ist grün (My Love Is Green)
Waltzes opus 39, 1-8
O wüsst ich doch den Weg zurück (Oh I Wish I Knew the Way Back)
Botschaft (Message)
Waltzes, opus 39, 9-16
Gena Branscombe: Sonata in A minor for violin and piano
Charles Gounod: Air des bijoux (Jewel Song) from Faust
May T. Rogers: Bay of Quinte Galopp
Calixa Lavallée: 1ère Valse de Salon
Horatio Clarke: A Storm on the Lake (A Souvenir of Toronto)
Traditional: The Last Rose of Summer • What’s this dull town to me? • Home, Sweet Home
Luke Bell, piano
Elizabeth McDonald, soprano
Amy Hillis, violin
Stephane Lemelin, piano


Friday September 15 at 7:30 pm
St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St. E, Picton
$35 (adult) $15 (student) $5 (18 and under)