Choral Gems

Choral Gems:
Musicata Returns!

Featuring Special Guest: Classical Guitarist Gary Santucci

Sunday, May 15, 2022
Doors at 2:30 PM • Show at 3:00 PM

Central Presbyterian Church
165 Charlton Avenue West


Musicata returns for our first public performance in over two years! This concert will be comprised of a collection of exquisite shorter pieces from across the centuries. We have curated these choral gems emphasizing works in which live performance reveals what recording alone cannot capture.

Join us, and surround yourself with tiny masterpieces by Palestrina, Bach, Beethoven, Thompson, Raminsh, and the world premiere of Five Herrick Love Poems by Bonnie Penfound.

COVID-19 Protocol

Please note that, while masking is not required under Provincial guidelines, we strongly recommend and encourage masking at our concerts.  Central Church also has seating for 700 people, which allows for plenty of distancing between parties who are not sitting together.
To keep everyone safe, we ask that everyone attending please mask and distance where possible, and to please stay home if you or a family member are feeling unwell.
We thank everyone for their co-operation.

Gary Santucci

Gary Santucci began his formal studies at The Royal Hamilton College of Music and went on to study Classical and Flamenco guitar in Spain.  Returning to Hamilton, he began to implement his vision of continuing the Flamenco and Classical guitar traditions, and establishing himself as a performing artist. He was on the Faculty of Music at Mohawk and taught extensively in Mohawk’s Continuing Education Department. Among his awards are Classical Musician of 1982, presented by the Hamilton Wentworth Council of the Arts for his performance of the Villa Lobos Guitar Concerto #1 and The City of Hamilton Arts Award for Music 2004.

In 2008 Gary with partner, Barbara Milne, received The City of Hamilton Arts Award 2008 for Lifetime Achievement for their creation of The Pearl Company Arts Centre. In 2019 he received the Italian Heritage Award of Distinction for Arts, Culture and Entertainment.

Christiaan Teeuwsen

Christiaan Teeuwsen received performance degrees (MFA, DMA) from the University of Iowa, and the Solo Diploma [Uitvoerend Musicus] in organ performance from the Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam. While in The Netherlands he studied with Harold Vogel, Ton Koopman and Klaas Bolt at the Grote of St. Bavo Kerk, Haarlem. Christiaan is currently Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Choral music at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. He has recorded for the SelemasLabel  (Bach meets Buxtehude: Bader Organ-1639), The Organ Works of Georg Böhm (Reil Orgel-1999) for the Naxos Label;  Baroque Dances on the Reil organ in the BovenKerk in Kampen (Incipit Label), and a second release of Schnitger in der Aa Kerk (Schnitger Organ-1702), June 2009 also by Incipit. He concertizes regularly in Europe, USA and South Korea.

He is director and teacher beside colleague Peter Westerbrink, of the “Noordbroek Orgel Academy” an interactive summer workshop which focuses on early keyboard repertoire of composers Sweelinck, Scheidemann, Weckman, Tunder, Praetorius, Bruhns, Buxtehude, Böhm, Lübeck young J.S. Bach on period instruments in the province of Groningen, Netherlands, and Northwest Germany.


Regular: $20
Children 14 and under: Free