Gillian will be teaming up with collaborative pianist Natasha Fransblow for an exciting new project. Stay tuned for more details.
November 2019 Loose Tea Music Theatre double bill of Grigory Frid's The Diary of Anne Frank and World Premier of Cecilia Livingston's Singing Only Softly
Gillian has the honour of creating the role of Anne 2 in the world premier of Cecilia Livingston (composer) and Monica Pearce's (librettist) latest opera, Singing Only Softly with Loose Tea Music Theatre under the direction of Alaina Viau. www.looseteamusictheatre.com www.cecilialivingston.com www.monicapearce.com
March 2019 Next Wave Workshop
Workshop of Singing Only Softly with Loose Tea Music Theatre and in partnership with Musiqu
December 2018 Milton Choristers Holiday Concert
Gillian joins the Milton Choristers as the soprano soloist for their annual holiday concert which also celebrates the 50th anniversary. Under the direction of conductor Rachel Cleland, Gillian sings the soprano solo in Vivaldi's Gloria along with other seasonal favourites miltonchoristers.com
November 2018 Burlington Civic Chorale
Under the direction of Gary Fisher, Gillian sings the soprano solo in Mozart's beloved Requiem and the Te Deum of G.F Handel burlingtoncivicchorale.ca
Loose Team Music Theatre's "Whose Opera is it Anyway" performs at the Hamilton Fringe Festival and the Ottawa Music and Beyond Festival
Fidelio with Oshawa Opera
Gillian is excited to be joining cast members Jason Lamont (Floristan), Brigitte Bogar (Leonora), Grant Allert (Rocco), and Stephen Bell (Jacquino) as Marzelline in Oshawa Opera's production of Fidelio on November 15. http://www.theoshawaopera.com<
Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir Holiday Concert
November 28 St. George United Church - Gillian will perform a selection of holiday classics with the lovely gentlemen of the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir under the direction of William Woloschuk. http://welshchoir.ca/
Gillian was thrilled to return to Montreal this month in order to attend the McGill Song Interpretation Class 40th Anniversary festivities. Besides catching up with friend and mentor, Michael McMahon, Gillian performed a set of Rachmaninoff songs with Montreal pianist and Song Interp alumnus, Tristan Lauber.
Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women May 31
A strong advocate of both mental health and women's issues, Gillian is honoured to have been asked to be a spokesperson for this year's cross-Canada event. Besides participating in the actual Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women, Gillian will be sharing her own personal experiences in the hopes of destigmatizing this often taboo subject by raising awareness and empowering both women and men suffering from mental health issues to come forward and seek help. For information about how to participate in this great event, check out the Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women website at runforwomen.ca
Beethoven's Fidelio with Oshawa Opera
Gillian is pleased to announce that she will be returning to sing the role of Marzelline with Oshawa Opera this November in their production of Fidelio. Visit www.theoshawaopera.com for further details.
Elijah with The Georgian Bay Concert Choir
Gillian will be performing the soprano solo in Mendelssohn's well know oratorio this Saturday, May 2 at 7pm at Georgian Shores United Church in Owen Sound. www.georgianbayconcertchoir.org
CD Recording to support Music Therapy in the NICU at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto
Gillian is proud to be one of of the singers lending her voice to this worthy endeavour. The brainchild of fellow soprano, Cheryl Campbell, all proceeds from the sale of this CD will go towards helping establish a music therapy program in the NICU (Level III: critical care) and Level II nursery at Mount Sinai Hospital.
For further information on how to purchase CDs or donate to this cause, please visit www.musicforpreemies.ca
Workshop of Hansel and Gretel with Shoestring Opera
Gillian is currently in the process of work shopping Shoestring Opera's latest creation based on the music of Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel. Gillian will sing the role of Gretel with baritone Alastair Smyth singing Hansel and cellist Anne Rankin doing double duty as the Witch. Initial Performances are scheduled for March 24 and 26. For more information visit www.shoestringopera.com
Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Georgian Bay Concert Chior
Gillian will make her debut with the Georgian Bay Concert Choir on May 2 as the soprano soloist in their performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah. Gillian joins Margaret Bárdos (alto), Christopher Mayell (tenor), and Andrew Tees (bass) under the baton of conductor Dan Lenz. For more information, visit www.georgianbayconcertchoir.org