Stephanie Martin

Stephanie Martin

Some weeks I experience such a diversity of music I forget what century I am actually living in. Let me give you a glimpse of my musical activities this past week:

Sunday: sing, play and conduct for two Sunday morning masses at St. Mary Magdalene’s including amazing 8-part motet by Orlando di Lasso; rehearse Gregorian chant with our new group “Lady Chant”

Monday: prepare this week’s history lecture; rehearse Pax Christi Chorale in Elgar’s monster oratorio, “The Kingdom”

Tuesday: lecture on Schubert, Schumann and Chopin; host Trinidadian steel pan drum ensemble; rehearse Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with York baroque orchestra

Wednesday: teach harpsichord and organ students; rehearse 13th century Notre Dame organum with Schola Magdalena

Thursday: production meeting for Dido; celebrate Candlemas at St. Mary Magdalene’s; impromptu renaissance jam session singing through most of the Tudor Anthem Book with diehards of the Gallery Choir

Friday: rehearse chorus for Dido; attend amazing Sound Streams concert “The Sealed Angel” at Koerner Hall

Saturday: meeting to plan a new Canadian Anglican hymn book; workshop with residents of the Elm Street YWCA to create a new composition to celebrate the opening of the new building

This is normal, right?

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