From Bach to the Beatles, from visual arts to dance to drumming to singing
TMC’s concert of thanksgiving brings together an amazing group of artists in a program of choral music and more that evocatively expresses gratitude.
Enjoy songs of thanks, gratitude and love, spanning several centuries, multiple genres and disciplines that cross cultures. This hopeful feast for the senses ranges from European classical to jazz to pop to South Indian Carnatic music, to refreshing original compositions, complemented by visual arts and dance performance.
This concert was generously supported by Marilyn Isaac Stewart.
Cantata BWV 29, VIII. “Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren”, by Johann Sebastian Bach
What Does Gratitude Inspire? to the tune of J.S. Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” (arr. Suba Sankaran)
Kyrie based on the Adagio of the “Moonlight Sonata”, by Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. G. B. Bierey)
Because, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Gracias a la vida, by Violeta Parra
Purvi Tillana, by T. S. Bhagavatar
Kannamma, by Suba Sankaran
Dona nobis pacem, by Dylan Bell
Cantata BWV 29, II. “Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir”, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Simon Rivard, conductor
Suba Sankaran, guest curator & vocal soloist
Matthew Larkin, organ
Gergely Szokolay, piano
Jennylynd James, visual artist
Dylan Bell, guitar
Trichy Sankaran, South Indian classical percussion (mrdangam)
Supriya Nayak, Odissi dancer
Members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Members from the TMC’s professional core were recorded live for this performance. Learn more about our safety procedures for the recording sessions.
“This fully-virtual concert has a beautiful arc that takes us on a journey that reminds us that – first and foremost – though we are apart, we find our voices and our identities through the coming together of community and the nexus of artistic minds and creativity. With all of this in mind, we give thanks by way of our Thanksgiving concert.”
Comments by Guest Curator Suba Sankaran
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