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Jeremy Bell Jeremy Bell

Jeremy Bell is well-known as violinist with the Penderecki String Quartet and as Artist in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University where he teaches violin and chamber music.

He has been increasingly in demand as solo violinist, appearing with the Toronto Symphony, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, performing concertos of Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Hatzis, Locatelli, Lutoslawski, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Päart, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, and Schoenberg.
 
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Jeremy Bell and Shoshana Telner A newly released Chestnut Hall Music recording features Jeremy performing the complete violin sonatas of Edvard Grieg, with pianist Shoshana Telner.   "Bell and Telner are obviously in their element, capturing the contrasting moods and meeting the various technical demands with aplomb. This is an outstanding first release and my only question is what took Bell so long?"  (Wholenote Magazine Jan/Feb 2016).






Timothy Corlis Timothy Corlis

Beginning with the DaCapo Chamber Choir recording of Silent Dawn (produced by Earl McCluskie), Timothy Corlis’ growing opus of choral music has been commissioned by Canada's leading choirs and performed across the nation to critical acclaim – in 2009 he was nominated for a Juno award for his Margaret Attwood inspired "Notes Towards a Poem that can never be Writtten" and he has been described as “a composer of great depth and passion, not to mention a pristine, polished craft” (The WholeNote, Toronto).

"Raven and the First Men" responds to Bill Reid’s monumental sculpture of the same title that depicts an ancient Haida legend about the very first moment in history, a moment when an enormous raven opened up a clamshell and found little men hiding inside... the first human beings. 

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A trailer taken from a performance by the New Zealand String Quartet with clarinetist James Campbell recorded at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ontario features excerpts of this inspiring work, and points towards an eventual Chestnut Hall Music full production:
 




Sandra Mogensen
Sandra Mogensen

With the most recent Chestnut Hall Music release of SANDRA MOGENSEN: Piano Music of Edvard Grieg Volume 3, Sandra completed a trilogy of uniquely programmed discs honouring the great Norwegian composer that began with her 2007 release in conjunction with the centenary of Grieg’s death.

The CDs have been warmly received and praised: "That is the deftest feather-lightest touch I’ve ever heard for the Grieg.”(Jurgen Gothe, CBC Radio Two), "A satisfying disc, worth repeated listening." (Wholenote Magazine).

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Sandra Mogensen, performing Edvard Grieg's Wedding March of the Goblins in the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, February 11, 2012 as part of the CD recording "The Piano Music of Edward Grieg: Volume III.





Kevin Ramessar Kevin Ramessar

Kevin has delighted listeners and critics with music that is "passionate," "beautifully contemplative," and "entirely satisfying" (Wholenote Magazine; The Record). With his honest vulnerability and skillful musicianship, he draws listeners into an emotional journey through heartfelt stories and captivating songs.

With five CDs (Echoes, St Jacob's Faith, Sojourn, Acoustic Christmas and Snow on Snow) to his credit, Kevin is charting a now more-familar path with the upcomimg release of a long-anticipated Chestnut Hall Music CD/video studio recording.

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Kevin is one of the finest interpreters of popular song and in addition to his explorations of the music of Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, the Beatles and Neil Young, in recent concerts he has been re-imagining the music of some of his favourite women singers such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Sade, Petula Clark, and Reba McIntyre.






 

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