A Journey of Love and Loss
A concert in support of youth mental health
November 23, 2018 – 7:30 P.M.
Grace Church On-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON
Tickets $20 Adults, $10 for Students – Click here to purchase tickets or donate
Enjoy an evening of beautiful music in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Youth Net Program. This performance by soprano Colleen Skull, accompanied by pianist Andrea Grant features the works of Berlioz, Rachmaninoff, Crumb and Schonberg.
Working with young performers throughout their careers, both Colleen and Andrea understand the need for safe spaces for youth to discuss mental health, stress, anxiety and substance use, which is why this concert is in support of CMHA’s Youth Net program. Youth Net provides a safe space for young people to discuss mental health, substance use, stress and coping strategies in a confidential, open and non-judgemental environment. Working with schools and community agencies, Youth Net also provides information, referral and support to youth experiencing mental health concerns.
The evening’s program includes:
- Selections from Les nuits d’été, op. 7 (Summer Nights)
- Selections from Twelve Romances, op.21
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
- Three Early Songs George Crumb (b. 1929)
- Selections From Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs)
Colleen has performed with Canada’s leading orchestras and opera companies and has performed/covered over thirty operatic roles at various venues including the Canadian Opera Company, Pacific Opera Victoria, Manitoba Opera, Esprit Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, and many others. Recent roles include the title roles of Ariadne, in Ariadne auf Naxos, Elle, in La Voix Humaine and Jenůfa. Other roles include, Dido, Queen of Carthage in Dido and Aeneas, Mrs. Grosse in The Turn of the Screw, Wellgunde in Gotterdämmerung, Alice Ford in Falstaff, and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.
Andrea Grant is the Head of Music Staff for Wexford Festival Opera, principal coach of University of Toronto Opera, and a member of the music staff of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Canadian Opera Company. She has also worked with Opera Omaha, Calgary Opera, Opera Atelier, Tapestry Opera, The Banff Centre, Mirvish Productions, the Opera Academy in Busseto, Italy and others.