Concert Celebrating the Music of JAMES CAMPBELL Mc INNES
Monday December 13th, 2010
A Shropshire Lad in Ontario:
JAMES CAMPBELL Mc INNES
Come to a concert in celebration of a distinguished Wycliffe alumnus, given by the ALDEBURGH CONNECTION (Artistic Directors: STEPHEN RALLS and BRUCE UBUKATA) with tenor MICHAEL COLVIN and baritone BRETT POLEGATO in Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, at 2:30 pm, Sunday, January 30, 2011.
James Campbell McInnes, the renowned English singer, premiered Six Songs from “A Shropshire Lad” by George Butterworth in 1911, as well as the Sea Symphony and Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams. He was briefly married to Angela Thirkell, the incredibly popular novelist and grand-daughter of Burne Jones. His tempestuous life then brought him to Toronto, where he sang Christus in the St Matthew Passion under Sir Ernest MacMillan for 15 years and was crucial in the musical activities of Hart House and the Arts & Letters Club. From 1931-45 he was Professor of Reading and Public Speaking at Wycliffe College.
The organ in Founders’ Chapel is dedicated:
In Affectionate Memory of James Campbell McInnes
who to a singular degree opened to Canadian students
the beauties of voice and song and whom a great company
with happy gratitude remember.
Tickets are available at the reduced rate of $40 through Elizabeth Walker.
Please call her at 905.459.3647 to make arrangements.
Student rush seats, $12, will also be available at the hall on the day.