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Portrait de Cathleen Gingrich
on mai 20, 2014

Living in two worlds

One of the most interesting discoveries I've made during this process is that I'm identifying with certain aspects of Pauline Johnson's life. Specifically the double life she led.

In interviews (like this one...http://www.cbc.ca/nxnw/featured-story/2014/05/18/pauline-by-city-...

Portrait de Cathleen Gingrich
on mai 18, 2014

Rehearsing in the theatre. What an unexpected treat.

We have had the joy and the privilege to have rehearsed the last week in the York theatre.

This is an unusual treat to have as most productions begin in a rehearsal hall or studio of some sort. Instead of a set you normally imagine one to be there...

Portrait de Cathleen Gingrich
on mai 16, 2014

Day 4 and we have now had two days on the stage at the York Theatre.

Rehearsals are going swimmingly. We have sketched the bare bones of the pieces: the ins and outs of the scenes. And we have moved on to adding more life to the creature. The cast is continuing to get to know one another and the...

Portrait de Cathleen Gingrich
on mai 14, 2014

We began our music rehearsal today.

It was a busy day to begin with, as three of the cast also had auditions for Vancouver Opera scheduled in the afternoon, myself included.

We finally got to hear Tenor Adam Fisher sing his parts as well as Bass John Minagro. They are the two recent additions to...

Portrait de Cathleen Gingrich
on mai 14, 2014

Well we have all survived the first day. Not just the cast, but my son and his babysitter too.

We began on Monday by meeting the crew and the rest of the technical team. We had a tour of the York theatre and our safety briefing. The director, Norman Armour, spoke to us about setting up his vision for the...

Portrait de Cathleen Gingrich
on mai 7, 2014

Next week I start rehearsal for the new chamber opera Pauline. Written by Margaret Atwood and composed by Tobin Stokes.

I am not the main character nor do I have a heavy load of singing, but I'm so proud to be part of the production and to be premiering a work a believe in. I am playing the Nurse, an IODE...

Portrait de mjames12
on avril 26, 2014

This post appears on my personal blog as well at http://mathewsjames.blogspot.com/ head on over and give it a read. I thought it was a good post to make here to possibly stir up some discussions in regards to these matters.

Portrait de mjames12
on mars 9, 2014

This post appears on my personal blog as well at http://mathewsjames.blogspot.com/ head on over and give it a read. I thought it was a good post to make here to possibly stir up some discussions in regards to these matters....

Portrait de dalesorensen
on février 18, 2014

Are you a Canadian composer who has written for solo trombone (with any accompaniment), trombone ensemble, or chamber ensemble featuring the trombone? If so, Dale Sorensen would like to include information about your work in his Canadian Trombone Project - an internet database that will increase the exposure of...