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COFFEE BREAK | Amici Chamber Ensemble's Version Of "Hallelujah" Will Break Your Heart

By Ludwig Van on February 12, 2018

A new video of a performance by Amici Chamber Ensemble of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has just been released on their Facebook page, and it is too good not to share.

Amici’s powerful musical tribute to singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who left us in 2016, shows just how well the song works in the classical tradition. The end of the last verse is particularly special. Mireille Asselin’s voice curls up like smoke above her shoulder — and is powerful stuff.

The song was arranged by Toronto-based pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian, and tempered against this brilliant performance by soprano  Mireille Asselin and the Amici Chamber Ensemble  — the result is pure magic:

 

You can hear this and more on Inspired by Canada: Notre PaysAmici’s latest disc released today. (Read our review here.)

If you’re hungry for more classical takes on Cohen’s masterpiece, check out this one from Brooklyn Duo:

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CRITIC'S PICKS | Ten Concerts You Should Absolutely See This Week (Apr. 30 – May 6)

By Joseph So on April 30, 2018

Classical music and opera events happening in and around Toronto for the week of April 30 – May 6.
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Q&A | 31 Questions For Rachel Mahon

By Ludwig Van on May 3, 2018

Toronto-born organist Rachel Mahon talks about her favourite films, games she's best at, and secret talents.
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RECORD KEEPING | Rachmaninov's Edgar Allen Poe Inspired Bells Is Deliciously Dark

By Paul E. Robinson on May 3, 2018

To the average concertgoer, Rachmaninov is probably best known for writing lush, romantic melodies and music of great passion; that said, he was also a man with an appreciation for the darker side of life.
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