Events


Upcoming Performances

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES

Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 pm – Heliconian Hall
$30 at the door or online in advance https://www.heliconianclub.org/concert-series, https://bemusednetwork.com/events/detail/715

​Travel far and wide with Heliconian musicians, and let us take you on a musical journey around the world. From the Gamelan orchestras of Indonesia to the pop music of England, we will take you on an Eighty Minute Musical Tour that you will long remember. Cantala will be singing R. Murray Schafer’s exciting Gamelan choral work.

Jazz Quartet with uber talented musicians: Ron Davis on piano, Artie Roth on bass, and Chris Wallace on drums.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Music in the Atrium – Free and open to the public
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue, 7th floor, just outside the main elevators
Toronto, Canada

There are little tables and chairs and you can bring something to eat and drink.

Leave a little extra time to find the performance space.

Parking: indoor lot behind hospital on Murray Street ($20); street parking may be available in the surrounding area.
TTC: a short walk south of Queen’s Park Station, on the west side of University Avenue.

Special guest: renowned Canadian harpist Erica Goodman

Sat, Dec. 7, 2019, 7:00 pm – $20 at the door, or in advance at this link: Tickets
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 151 Glenlake Road, Toronto
Reception follows

East of Keele, north of Bloor; near Keele subway and street parking

www.cantalawomenschoir.com.
Repertoire
Dancing Day, John Rutter
Hodie Christus Natus Est, Kelly Marie Murphy
Les anges dans nos campagnes, Bernat Vivancos
Angel’s Carol, John Rutter
Alleluia, David L. MacIntyre
Ave Verum Corpus, Francis Poulenc
Coventry Carol, a world premier by Beverly Lewis, with oboist Donald Boere

Mezzetta Annual Holiday Show
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Featuring Rebecca Enkin Trio with Rob Thaller on keys and Pat Collins on bass, plus special guests!
Arrive at 8 pm for a delicious tapas dinner. Sets at 9:00 and 10:15 pm.
Quiet listening policy during the show. $12 cover charge

Mezzetta Restaurant and Tapas Bar
681 St. Clair Ave. West, at Christie, Toronto
Reservations required for first set: 416-658-5687.
Click here for Mezzetta menu

https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/choral-art-choirs/20190215

Banff Center for Arts and Creativity workshop intensive where we get to work with award-winning, international composition and conductor faculty, and work with ensemble-in-residence Pro Coro Canada. The weekend aims to create exchanges between a circle of creators, leaders, and performers active in the choral music milieu. The workshop also aims to support and bring visibility to the Canadian choral community, and encourage collaboration within the Canadian network. Choirs will explore new approaches to the performance of choral music, work on pre-existing repertoire, explore new works, and further refine their craft through coaching and lectures. We are very excited to have been offered this opportunity.

The concert is free to the public. Cantala is thrilled to be invited to participate in this series and to perform with the esteemed organist David Simon in the recital.

 

Recent Past Performances

Hildegard Program Oct 6 2019

Hildegard of Bingen: Her Life, Art and Music

TriCordium Voces (Voices from the Heart): Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m.
$15 advance tickets at Eventbrite online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hildegard-of-bingen-her-music-tickets-72464921531?aff=erelexpmlt.

Hildegard of Bingen embarked on one of the most creative outpourings in history after a mystical experience in her early forties.
Back Lane Studios, 9 Neepawa Ave., Toronto
$20 at the door, or $40 for three lectures, in advance, on Eventbrite

Lectures and Events


info@backlanestudios.ca or call 647-313-1654

This concert/program will feature a number of melodic chant compositions from Hildegard’s 70-song cycle known as the “Celestial Harmonies”. Additionally, to celebrate Hildegard’s diversity as a highly accomplished poet, writer and visionary, readings will be presented based on her mystical poetry, medical writings from “Physica”, and the use of Hildegard’s music within the monastic setting. Themes of the ‘living light’ illuminating all, the ‘fiery essence’ of the holy spirit cleansing all, ‘viriditas’ or greening power, divine wisdom, and ‘healing through wholeness’ are an integral part of Hildegard’s opus. Trio Cordium Voces has created special arrangements of these songs, featuring solos, trios and instrumental music to highlight the relationship of text and music.

Medieval musicians Krystina Lewicki (voice, bandura plucked strings), Linda Falvy (voice, bells, bowed strings) and Rebecca Enkin (voice, recorder) first met while singing with Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir. They share a love of sacred chant, especially the mystical compositions of Hildegard von Bingen. Trio Cordium Voces bring a mix of historically informed medieval performance practices and vibrant sounds of recreated medieval instruments to revitalize the spirit of Hildegard’s music.

After more than 800 years in obscurity, Hildegard of Bingen has in recent years caught the modern imagination. Back Lane Studios has featured the 12thcentury abbess in our Extraordinary Women Series at the Revue Cinema, and on each occasion,  audience members expressed the wish to learn more about this remarkable polymath and her work.  She composed music, poetry and the first known morality play; she wrote theological books and was the only medieval woman to preach openly to a mixed audience; she also explored the sciences – medicine, botany and cosmology.

In a series of three Sunday afternoon lectures at our studio at 9 Neepawa Ave., we will look more closely at her life, the art in her manuscripts and her music. Space is limited. Tickets for all three lectures: $40 In advance on Eventbrite.  Buy tickets to the first lecture only: $15 on Eventbrite. Tickets at the door, if available: $20 each lecture. Coffee or tea are included.

Summer Corn Roast, Campbellville: Sat, August 10, 2019, 2:00 to 7:00 pm
Private party.
Special guest, singer Adam Enkin.

 

Cantala Women’s Choir: Saturday, May 4, 7:00 pm
Forest Hill United Church, 2 Wembley Road (at Bathurst, just north of Eglinton)

www.cantalawomenschoir.com
Join Nancy Singla and the Cantala Women’s Choir, along with guest performers Asal Iranmehr, Michael Schuck and David Schotzko, for our spring 2019 concert, featuring works by great French masters, including Francis Poulenc, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Duruflé, and more!

Tickets are $20 at the door or online at www.cantalawomenschoir.com. A reception will follow the concert.

Repertoire:
B. Britten: Missa Brevis
F. Poulenc: Petite Voix, Ave Maria (from Dialogues of the Carmelites), Ave Verum Corpus
M. Duruflé: Tota Pulchra Es
D. MacIntyre: Alleluia
G. Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
S. Hatfield: S. Uberlebensgross

With special guest bassist and singer, Bruce Griffin
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 7:00 pm
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
House Concert featuring Jazz duo of singer Rebecca and pianist Marc Enkin to raise funds for a family of six Syrian siblings to come to Canada.

Corporate Christmas Party with Rob Thaller and Paul Novotny
Thursday, December 13, 7 – 10 pm
North York, Toronto
Featuring Rob Thaller on piano, Paul Novotny on bass, and Rebecca Enkin on voice

Holiday Shopping Ideas:
CDs and Gift Certificates for Lessons!

We have CDs in stock: In Times Like These CDs available for $20 each or two for $35. Special promotion. Free TorontoIn Times Like These shipping by Christmas. Offer expires December 28, 2018.

Music lesson gift certificates: $124 for four thirty-minute lessons or $248 for four sixty-minute lessons with Marc Enkin on voice, piano, guitar, bass, songwriting, ukulele, banjo, theory. Lessons to be booked before June 1, 2019. Order before December 28 and receive a free CD or textbook with every gift certificate.

Order now at rebecca@rebeccaenkin.com.


Cantala Women’s Choir: Sat, Dec. 8, 2018, 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2018
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church
151 Glenlake (just east of Keele and north of Bloor). Street parking.
www.cantalawomenschoir.com
$20 tickets at the door. Reception follows.


Mezzetta, Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Featuring Mike Allen, Guitar and Artie Roth, upright bass
Arrive at 8 pm for a delicious tapas dinner. Sets at 9:00 and 10:15 pm.
Quiet listening policy during the show. $12 cover charge

Mezzetta Restaurant and Tapas Bar
681 St. Clair Ave. West, at Christie, Toronto
Reserve now at 416-658-5687. Reservations required for first set.
Click here for Mezzetta menu

Sunshine, great food, and so much music!
Bruce Griffin, bass and voice
Mike Allen, guitar
Arnold Winterhoff, drums
Rebecca Enkin, voice
Marc Enkin, keys, harmonica
Special guest Marsha Coffey, percussion
Special guest Adam Enkin, voice