Amadeus and Iseler Singers
Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, Toronto
Guest Artists: The Amadeus Choir, vocal soloists, Patricia Wright, organ; Robert Venables and Robert DeVito, trumpets and orchestra.
The Elmer Iseler Singers are joined by the Amadeus Choir for their well-loved traditional performance of Handel’s Messiah, where the beauty, historical atmosphere and the acoustics of Metropolitan United Church enhance both the solemnity and energy of this magnificent work.
Toronto Masque Theatre Salon 2
The Atrium at 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Summerhill subway
Seasonal songs and stories, including No Tongue Will Tally, written in 1974 by Harry Somers & Dr. Claude Bissell for the annual Christmas Gaudy at Massey College. Make merry with food, drink and silent auction.
Featuring: Alexander Dobson, bass; Andrea Ludwig, alto; Bud Roach, tenor; Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Alison Melville, recorder; Christopher Bagan, piano
Thirteen Strings in Ottawa
Knox Presbyterian Church
“Mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig cast as alto soloist [in Against the Grain’s MESSIAH, 2015] delivers an exceptionally powerful performance of great beauty. Shining and radiant in her mid to top range, tender and touching in her lower reach, the versatile opera and concert collaborator adds captivating sparkle to Handel’s engaging tonal landscape. Coloratura in the composer’s trippingly cheerful O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion is charmingly rendered.”
Ian Ritchie – www.operagoto.com
“Andrea Ludwig’s performance of Lise Meitner was very strong. Her voice was clear with character and resolve.”
Michael Vincent – Musical Toronto
“a fine showcase for Andrea Ludwig’s lovely voice that combines darkness of hue with clarity of tone.”
Christopher Hoile – Stage Door
“Ms. Ludwig was fully capable of the finest harmonic interaction, musicality, timbral clarity and communication with her audience.”
Stephan Bonfield – Calgary Herald
“Andrea Ludwig is a poignant Dido. Her lament at the end was mesmerizing.”
Jon Kaplan and Glenn Sumi – NOW Magazine