Lore’s Blog

Introducing Season 7

For the 7th season the Cecilian Chamber Series is excited to present 5 outstanding  “World Stage ”chamber music performances. The season begins with the exciting Montrose Trio featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker and former Tokyo String Quartet members Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith.  All are soloists in their own right and together form an outstanding......

Let the 2016-17 season of the Cecilian Chamber Series begin!

October 27, 2016 It was a thrill to have James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton begin the 2016-17 season of the Cecilian Chamber Series with a great afternoon of duo piano music last Sunday October 23, 2016.   The fact that it was three weeks later than originally planned seemed to make the audience even more appreciative......

BISQC – A Weekend of Musical Window Shopping in the Rocky Mountains

September 6, 2016 As I write this we are on our way back from attending the final weekend of the 2016 BISQC (Banff International String Quartet Competition). Every three years 10 string quartets from all over the world are selected to compete in what is one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind in......

The Power of Live Music

August 31, 2016 As summer nears its end and we look forward to fall activities I am very much looking forward to the routines that come with the fall and the start of the teaching and concert schedule.   After a great summer or experiencing outstanding concerts at the Verbier festival in Switzerland and the Mozart......

The Cecilian Chamber Series 5th season in review

May 21, 2016 October 18, 2015  – The season began with great excitement as the Dover Quartet, 2013 winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition along with the 2011 Honen’s Piano Competition Pavel Kolesnikov took to the stage. Since then this amazing quartet has won the prestigious Cleveland Quartet award AND the 2015 Hunt......

James Ehnes hits the road on his 40th Birthday tour!

April 28, 2016 Today is the day that James Ehnes embarks on his cross Canada concert tour to celebrate his 40th Birthday.  The inaugural concert will be presented as part of the Ottawa Chamber Music concert series and between now and November 5 he will visit every province and territory in Canada with his family. ......

Angela Cheng

April 20, 2016 I am still feeling the incredible exhilaration from having had to opportunity to host Angela Cheng for her performance at the piano for the Cecilian Chamber Series on Sunday. To be in the presence of someone who has such great passion for her work and a desire to share her love of music is such......

A Bit of History

April 17, 2016 So it’s time to write a blog – or so I am told! I thought it would be appropriate to start by giving you a bit of background on the organic beginning of the Cecilian Chamber Series in Regina, Saskatchewan. A handful of dedicated people, Dennis Weist, Corinne Groff, Garry and Lily......