Messiah Artist – Danika Lorèn

Danika Lorèn If you missed it the first time in 2016, here is your chance to see Danika’s exhilarating performance in Handel’s Messiah. As a performer Danika is known for her versatility and dramatic sensitivity. Recent graduate of the Canadian Opera Company‘s ensemble program, her roles include Musetta (La Bohéme), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Rosina (Il…

Messiah Artist – Spencer McKnight

Spencer McKnight Tenor Spencer McKnight has been described as “one of the finest tenor voices” in Canada. This year’s performance of Handel’s Messiah sees tenor Spencer McKnight back on stage with the SSO. Returning audiences will know to watch for what vocal heights he will reach this time! Spencer has garnered much attention both in…

Sing-Along Messiah FAQs

Messiah time is almost here! We love putting together and performing Handel’s Messiah each year. If it were possible we would fit every one from Saskatoon’s large choral community on stage with us for one amazing choir. Since there isn’t nearly enough room up front (and scheduling rehearsals would be a nightmare) we have the…

Is Joy to the World in Messiah?

Have you ever been listening to Handel’s Messiah and thought “wait, is that Joy to the World?”   Well no, you’re not hearing Joy to the World, but you’re not completely wrong. Joy to the World is considered to be the single most published Christmas song/hymn – its been recorded and performed by every choir,…

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Part of our exciting celebration on December 7th will be telling of A Child’s Christmas in Wales. The popular prose of Dylan Thomas‘ recollection of Christmases past were made famous by Caedmon Records in 1952 as being one of the earliest commercial audiobooks, with Thomas’ own voice telling the story. The reminiscent lines were a…

Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

Incomplete works are an inevitable feature of most composers’ catalogues. After all, they are no more likely than anyone else to receive specific advance notice of when they will reach their coda. In the case of some long-lived composers, the events seem to have occurred according to plan: Rossini, Verdi, Strauss, Sibelius, and Vaughan Williams,…