When Matthew Larkin left his post as music director at Christ Church Cathedral, he said he would be moving forward to found a new choir in Ottawa. Well, true to his word, Larkin has done just that and the Caelis Academy Ensemble will debut at Trinity Anglican Church in Ottawa South on Oct. 19 to prove the point. Before the concert, Larkin answered some questions from ARTSFILE while travelling by train to his other, other, day job at St. Thomas’s Church in Toronto. Q. How did you build Caelis?
In its dance of the renovation veils, the National Arts Centre has revealed more new parts of its $110 million addition including a revitalized Fourth Stage performance space and two new glassed-in second floor rooms with spectacular views of Parliament and downtown Ottawa. The opening Wednesday afternoon with a performance by Canadian singer Gabrielle Shonk was in the Fourth Stage which will see its first concert on Friday night with Ottawa’s soul and funk band BLAKDENIM.
Big performing arts centres have traditionally been Fortresses of Culture; places where people of a certain class and with a specific interest attend concerts in the evening, having paid sometimes hundreds of dollars. It is a limited and, many would say, an elite audience. But is that all an arts centre is? No, says the National Arts Centre. And to prove the point, it has started down a path that appears to represent a sea change for the almost 50-year-old institution.
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