It is with great pride and satisfaction that I welcome everyone to our new and improved website and our very exciting 2022/23 Concert Season.
What a difference a year makes! Last year, as we started rehearsals we really didn’t know whether we could continue with in-person rehearsals nor if we would be able to give our Christmas concert to a live audience. Despite successive waves of the coronavirus infections, we were fortunate in being able to present three well-received concerts. Even though we were masked for two of them, the concerts were fun to do and the response from the audience was gratifying!
While we are still uncertain about a lot of things with the progression of the pandemic, we have decided to be a little more adventurous about what we can offer our audience and patrons this year. We are going to start things off very early in the season with our Tricks and Treats Concert on Oct. 29th. That concert will be a mixture of irreverence and sober reflection as we have fun with Halloween as well as remember the souls and sacrifices of people who have passed from this world.
This is certainly a year of renewal as we welcome many new and former choristers who did not join us last year. LPMC has re-established itself as a premiere choir dedicated to music from many traditions and communities within the city. We are making every effort to ensure that our repertoire reflects those communities and that our audience includes representatives from these diverse communities.
Although we will include some old favourites in our repertoire (our December concerts will be both a Sing-along Messiah and a Concert Messiah), the 2023 repertoire will be decidedly more eclectic. The April concert, Common Ground, will include music from many religious traditions and our June concert, Building Bridges will be co-conducted by Paul Grambo and by Natalie Fasheh, this year’s winner of the Ken Fleet Choral Conducting Scholarship.
We have also redesigned our ticketing with a special 5 for 4 Flexpass this year. For $100 you can purchase a single ticket that can be used for 5 seats at as many concerts as you choose. You can bring 4 friends to one concert, or you and your partner can attend two concerts each with the same pass, and still have another seat leftover to use at a different concert. This Flexpass will not expire. If you don’t use it for the 2022/23 season, you can use it for our 23/24 season. We think it will make a wonderful Christmas present for your hard-to-buy-for relatives and friends.
We hope you find this season as gratifying to attend as we are finding it inspiring to plan.
President, London Pro Musica Choir
MESSAGE OF SUPPORT
London Pro Musica Choir lends their support to the Ukrainian people and all who are suffering from the war in the Ukraine. We will be accepting donations for Humanitarian Relief for the Ukraine at our concert on March 27th at First St. Andrew’s Church.