Sanctuary’s annual “Concert of 100 Candles” celebrates reflective music

November 28, 2011 | Posted in General, Sanctuary | By

Concert of 100 Candles at St Paul’s Church in Halifax, December 13th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

1749 ARGYLE ST  Halifax, Nova Scotia (on the Grand Parade)

Slow Music for a fast time of year

Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet
Peter Togni – organ and piano
Christoph Both – cello

The Trio Sanctuary is presenting its 13th (believe it or not!) Concert of 100 Candles – Doors open at 7:00, tickets ($15.00 and $10.00) are available only at the door.

The Christmas season is often the busiest time of year. Preparations can often be so intense that we sometimes miss out on the chance to “step away” and find time for deep reflection.
Music that boldly shifts down into the heart of space, openness, and contemplation and for a little over an hour, gives you a chance to go slow in a fast time.

Juno and ECMA nominated Halifax trio, Sanctuary started in 1998 as an informal series of concerts at St. Mary’s Basilica in Halifax.  Since then the three members have released 3 CDs, and performed over 100 concerts playing in every type of music festival across Canada and Europe, often collaborating with local choirs.  

Each holiday season, hundreds of people attend this deeply personal concert event. More of a collective journey than a performance, more of a happening than a concert, Sanctuary bring deep listening to the heart of the city this Christmas with a program of rich contemplative music and early holiday carols.

In a time where the classical music world has become saturated with unoriginal ‘cross-over’ recordings, Sanctuary’s work is more than just a breath of fresh air. In terms of both concept and execution it is almost entirely unprecedented.

Please feel free to bring a pillow to sit or lie on if you wish!


Sanctuary Concert of 100 Candles

November 28, 2011 | Posted in Concerts, Sanctuary | By

Join the Trio Sanctuary for its 13th Concert of 100 Candles at St. Paul’s Church, Halifax

Slow Music for a Fast time of Year

Jeff Reilly – Bass Clarinet

Peter Togni – Organ and Piano

Christoph Both – Cello


Doors open at 7pm

Tickets are only available at the door – $15 & $10


Acadia Percussion Ensemble

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Concerts | By

The Acadia Percussion Ensemble will be performing Peter-Anthony’s Requiem et Lux at the Festival Theatre Auditorium, directed by Mark Adam.

Free Admission!


Premiere of Togni’s Missa Liberationis

November 12, 2011 | Posted in General | By

Peter-Anthony is working on an exciting project as part of the Missa a cappella concert series in Riga. Missa Liberationis will be premiered by the Lativian Youth Choir Balsis, conducted by Ints Teterovskis on December 22, 2011, in Riga, Latvia.  This work will also be recorded by the Latvian Youth Choir Balsis for Musica Baltica.

More information can be found on the Balsis website, and from the Adlers Agency.


Premiere of Togni’s Missa Liberationis

November 12, 2011 | Posted in Concerts, General | By

As part of the Missa a cappella concert series in Riga, Lativia

Concert will include the premiere of Togni’s Missa Liberationis. This work will also be recorded by the Latvian Youth Choir for Albany Records.

More details to follow.


Camerata – Requiem for Peace

November 1, 2011 | Posted in Concerts | By

Requiem for Peace

  • SAT. NOV. 05, 2011 | 7:30PM | First Baptist Church, Halifax
  • SUN. NOV. 06, 2011 | 4:00PM | St. James United Church, Antigonish

Camerata begins its 25th Anniversary season with Requiem for Peace. Now a tradition in Halifax, this year’s Remembrance concert focuses around the celebrated Requiem of the 20th century composer Herbert Howells and also includes a capella repertoire of noted Canadians as Peter-Anthony Togni, Jeff Enns and Timothy Corlis. Special guest will be bass clarinetist, Jeff Reilly. Prepare to be transported to another time and place in this mystical, reflective program.

(repost from Camerata website)