https://learn.coc.ca/eventsprograms/childrenyouthfamilies/opera-for-young-audiences Tomorrow is the day! Toi! Toi! to us all. It is with tremendous excitement that we embark on our very first collaborative production with the Canadian Opera Company. The St. James Town Children’s Choir is one of several participating in this classic Brothers’ Grimm… Read More »Hold Hands and Stick Together!
ROTM is excited to announce the first annual Joseph & Gloria Sheard Memorial Scholarship. Presented to recipients Thaanya Aswathaman, soprano and Cassius Francis, pianist by John Sheard. This annual scholarship which sponsors two young music students and their lessons ensures that ROTM continues to provide… Read More »Joseph & Gloria Sheard Memorial Scholarship
Many thanks to The Corner for publishing and circulating this lovely write-up on ROTM. Clearly it has taken root. Registrations are rolling in! https://www.stjamestown.org/2019/05/07/reaching-out-through-music/
If you missed this heartfelt radio interview with tenor, Asitha Tennekoon, you may listen to it here. https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/metromorning-kUqDS6Y8-20190426.mp3
Saturday is the day! We are delighted to spend the afternoon with the good folks at Allan Garden’s Conservatory, and Friends of Allan Gardens. The choir is looking forward to sharing a few songs, and our instrumental students will take turns at the piano, and… Read More »Spring Sing At Allan Garden’s Conservatory
ROTM & The St. James Town Children’s Choir is delighted to welcome Tenor, Asitha Tennekoon as featured performer for its grand fundraising event this spring. Asitha will perform operatic and classical favorites, and a wonderful selection of Sri Lankan folk songs. Pianists, Godwin Friesen &… Read More »Spring Breezes Fundraising Concert, Sat. April 27th, 4 pm.
Hearty congratulations to ROTM vocal student, Thaanya Aswathaman. This past November, Thaanya won the Intermediate Voice award at the ACNMP Contemporary Showcase Festival, an associated music education partner of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Besides receiving a scholarship, Thaanya was adjudicated by internationally renowned Canadian… Read More »Congratulations!
Count yourself one of the lucky ones if you attended a performance this week by Godwin Friesen, one of Reaching Out Through Music’s dedicated piano instructors. Godwin performed as part of the Piano Virtuoso Series at the Richard Bradshaw Ampitheatre at the Canadian Opera Company. The delighted audience was riveted by Godwin’s interpretation of both Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23, The Appassionata, and Chopin’s Piano Sonata No 2., famously recognized for it’s third movement funeral march. This dynamic young performer is renowned for his stunning accuracy and expression, and as if that wasn’t enough for the rising star, Godwin is a charming and delightful young man and shares his extraordinary gift with his seven ROTM students in weekly lessons. Read more about Godwin, and his upcoming appearance with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra where he will be performing the sublime Ravel Piano Concerto in G. http://saskatoonsymphony.org/event/masters-3-ravel-and-jazz/Read More »Featured Artist: Godwin Friesen