“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see” (Winston Churchill)
While commending our “superb musicianship”, an early review of our concerts significantly described them as “witty, erudite and ferociously well-researched”. We believe the amount of information with which they are packed has made them, probably, unique in the field. Hitherto, the principal benefit has been felt by the Artistic Directors who have engaged in this research. Now we have the opportunity to allow the wider world, not just the original audience, to become beneficiaries.
Our target areas include teachers in universities, music schools and elsewhere, who will be well aware that those in their care have new and very different ways of accessing information, the web being a prime source. Performers and students who stand to benefit from using our archive include emerging artists, both singers and pianists, who will receive valuable help in planning their own performances. Musicologists and others engaged in cultural studies will find much information about performance history. Furthermore, audiences (past and future) and other music-lovers will have a bird’s eye view of the careers of many of their favourite artists. In short, our archive will provide a conspectus of art song literature from 1600 to the present day, and of the world of Canadian singers of the last three decades.
Performers, teachers and students
Concert audiences and other music-lovers
On our website, you will find:
Happy researching! – If you find our developing archive a useful resource, please consider supporting our work. It’s easy to do on this website . . .