This series of Sunday Evening Liturgies is curated by Dr. David Buley and offered at various times throughout the year. Regular experiences in this series include Jazz Vespers, Taize-style worship, Lectio Divina Meditation, Choral presentations, Compline, and the traditional Choral Evensong.
Sunday, November 21: Blessings of Music with Gina Burgess, violin. Enjoy the beauty and stillness of the Cathedral space and bask in the music of violinist, Gina Burgess in this offering that will explore the blessings of music on the eve of the day celebrating St. Cecilia – the patron saint of music and musicians. In addition to Gina’s own compositions, you can expect to hear the spacious Spiegel im Speigel by Arvo Pärt, along with poetry by Mary Oliver, Malcolm Guite, Margaret Wise Brown and others. All are Welcome. Masks are mandatory and Proof of Vaccination is required for entry. Exquisite Music - Absolutely Free.
Gina Burgess is an accomplished performer, crafter, yoga instructor and music teacher. Currently a Memorial University student in the Faculty of Education, Gina has been playing the violin since the age of five and teaching music professionally since 2001 and has become a sought-after soloist and educator across Canada and beyond. With over 20 years of classical training, Gina excels in virtually any musical setting: She is one fifth of the Juno nominated Iqaluit-based Arctic rock band The Jerry Cans, is a four-time ECMA award winner with the gypsy-jazz outfit Gypsophilia, she fronts her own klezmer band Der Heisser, and is a regular collaborator in flamenco and Arabic music ensembles. Gina has toured Europe twice over with Tim Crabtree’s atmospheric ensemble; Paper Beat Scissors, and with folk-pop artist Gabrielle Papillon. Along with The Jerry Cans, Gina has performed and conducted youth workshops in Canada, Australia, Greenland, New Zealand, and Europe. In addition to touring, Gina makes regular trips to remote communities in Nunavut to perform, teach music and instruct yoga/meditation classes. Gina has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Maria Osende Flamenco Co., Shauntay Grant, Dinuk Wijeratne, Erin Costelo, Hey Rosetta!, Joseph Petric, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Rich Aucoin, Duane Andrews, NAFAS, Symphony Nova Scotia, Lily Frost, DJ Spooky and Alex Conde.
Sunday, November 28: Advent EXPECTATION with Octatonic Decadence.
Sunday, December 5: Service of Light in Advent.
All are Welcome. Masks are mandatory and Proof of Vaccination is required for admittance.
Exquisite Music - Absolutely Free. All Welcome.