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

By Ludwig Van on April 14, 2019

The Amici Chamber Ensemble in Toronto has released a video of a performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, 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 it 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.

 

You can hear this and more on Amici’s 2018 recording. Inspired by Canada: Notre Pays. (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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THE SCOOP | Orchestra Toronto Shuts For The Summer

By Michael Vincent on April 7, 2020

Orchestra Toronto has cancelled the two remaining concerts for the 2019-20 season scheduled at Meridian Arts Centre in North York.
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THE SCOOP | Canadian Opera Company Calls Off 2019-20 Season, Announces Plans For #OperaAtHome

By Michael Vincent on March 27, 2020

The Canadian Opera Company has cancelled all upcoming performances and events for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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THE SCOOP | Toronto Honours National Ballet’s Karen Kain With Her Own Street

By Michael Vincent on March 10, 2020

The National Ballet of Canada has announced the City of Toronto will commemorate Artistic Director Karen Kain's contribution to the arts by naming a street in her honour.
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