Public Events at CRMSS Courses in 2024

CRMSS Ontario 2024

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Final course concert

Sunday, May 26, 2024: 4:00pm

Our course this year has focused on the "blockbuster" motets of the Renaissance featuring huge numbers of individual voice parts (40, or even 60!) and these pieces will be on full display this afternoon. Directed by CRMSS Patron and Guest Artist, Peter Phillips, founder and director of The Tallis Scholars (UK), this concert will feature Tallis' "Spem in alium", Striggio's "Ecce beatam lucem", and other highlights of our week together, such as multi-choir motets and canons written for upwards of 30 voice parts. The concert takes place at New St. James' Presbyterian Church (280 Oxford St. East, London Ontario), will last approximately 2 hours, and will include an intermission. Street parking is available for free. Tickets are available through our online ticket shop, powered by CanadaHelps, and purchases of $40 or more are eligible for a full charitable tax receipt.

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Choral Vespers at The Chapel at Windermere on the Mount

Friday, May 24, 2024: 5:30 pm

Ember Friday Vespers in the Octave of Pentecost

Please join us at The Chapel at Windermere on the Mount for a Choral Vespers service featuring psalm settings and motets by Lassus, Byrd, Sheppard, Mundy, and Victoria, as well as Gregorian Chant, sung by the participants of the Canadian Renaissance Music Summer Schools Ontario 2024 course. There is no charge to the public, and you do not have to be Roman Catholic to attend this service.

Peter Phillips, director of The Tallis Scholars, will be conducting during this service.

Daily evening Compline church services

Throughout the week, at the end of each day, we sang Compline at New St. James Presbyterian Church. For a few days this year, we're also returning to our old venue, Huron University College.

These services began at 9pm each day.

Our Compline service is simple and largely made up of plainsong, with a few simple motets for contrast, and is a way of bringing our day together to a peaceful close - precisely as the service was designed to do in its original monastic context. These services serve as a way for us to come together as a course and to experience the daily rhythm of liturgical music making that formed the wider context for most of the music we are studying.

Our nightly Compline services were open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

You can find directions to New St James Presbyterian Church and Huron University College on our contact page.

This section below describes the public events that took place during our CRMSS Pacific 2023 course.

Details of the public events that will take place during CRMSS Pacific 2024 will be posted here soon.

CRMSS Pacific 2023

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High Mass at St. Helen's Parish

The musical highlight of our work at CRMSS Pacific 2023 will be performing the music at High Mass at St. Helen's Parish in Burnaby, BC on Sunday, May 7th, 2023. This will take place at 11:30am and all are welcome to attend this Roman Catholic church service.

St. Helen's Parish is located at 3860 Triumph Street, Burnaby BC, V5C 2A6

You can find a map on our contact page.