Schedule

Upcoming Events

Christmas Joy! with Fanshawe Chorus London
Dundas Street Centre United Church, 482 Dundas Street
Friday, 17 November 2017, 7:30pm
Featuring Fanshawe Chorus London, Concert Players Orchestra, and soloists Tora Klassen, Jenny Such, Hugh van Pelt, and Todd Wieczorek
Tickets available at the door
{ Regular $30 | Senior $25 | Student $25 }

Past Events

A Night at the Opera! with Chorus Hamilton
St. Paul’s United Church
Saturday, 7 May 2016, 7:30pm
Featuring Chorus Hamilton and soloists Tora Klassen, Morgan Traynor, and Jason Ragan

Danbee Ko, Master’s Collaborative Piano Recital
Von Kuster Hall, Western University, London Ontario
Thursday, 3 March 2016, 6:00pm
Featuring Tora Klassen (soprano), César Aguilar (countertenor), and Scott MacDonald (clarinet)

Raymond Truong, Master’s Collaborative Piano Recital
Von Kuster Hall, Western University, London Ontario
Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 6:00pm
Featuring Tora Klassen and Laura Nielsen (sopranos), Danièle Jones (flute), and Jeff Komar (viola)

Fools, Madwomen, and Lovers: House Concert at No. 77
London, Ontario
Saturday, 13 February 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Featuring Tora Klassen (soprano), and guest artists Raymond Truong and Danbee Ko (piano) 

Christmas House Concert at No. 77
London, Ontario
14 December 2015, 8:00 – 10:00pm
Featuring Tora Klassen (soprano) and guest artists Chad Louwerse (bass-baritone) and Samantha Lee (piano)

Inaugural House Concert at No. 77
London, Ontario
21 November 2015, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Featuring Tora Klassen (soprano) and guest artists Simona Genga (mezzo-soprano) and Samantha Lee (piano)

Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme
Aldeburgh, England
25 July – 1 August 2015
Performing French Grand Opera and Mélodies in public masterclasses and a final recital.

A Night at the Opera
An operatic tour of well-loved arias and choruses.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 7:30pm
First St. Andrew’s Church
350 Queens Avenue, London Ontario

Featuring:
Fanshawe Chorus London
Concert Players Orchestra
David Holler, Artistic Director
Allison Wiebe Benstead, pianist
Soloists: Tora Klassen, Morgan Traynor, and Jason Ragan

Tickets: Regular $30 | Senior $25 | Student $15 (at the door with ID)
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Jackalyn Short Voice Studio Recital
12:30pm, 6 April 2015
Paul Davenport Theatre, Western University
The students of Jackalyn Short perform works by Handel, Vivaldi, and Mozart

Caleb Mora: Doctor of Musical Arts, Collaborative Piano Recital
8:00pm, 9 April 2015
Von Kuster Hall, Western University
Featuring soprano soloist Tora Klassen, performing works by Joseph Marx and Max Reger

Tora Klassen: Graduating Master’s Recital
6:00pm, 15 March 2015
Von Kuster Hall, Western University
A full recital program including works by Schubert, Britten, Franz, and a new chamber composition by Marian Call.
Featuring Paul Digout (piano), Mikela Witjes and Francisco Galvàn (violin), and Natalie Dawe (cello). 

Das Lied International Song Competition
Performing works by Franz Schubert, Benjamin Britten, and Robert Franz
Featuring Jonathan Ware, piano
17 – 22 February 2015
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
Berlin, Germany

Thomas Wiebe Cello Studio Recital
Performing Bachaianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
3 February 2015
Von Kuster Hall, Western University

L’Enfant et les Sortilèges
Performing La Princesse in Maurice Ravel’s enchanting opera
21 – 23 November 2014
Paul Davenport Theatre, Western University

Lunchtime Concerts at Weldon Library
Performing contemporary Canadian repertoire at Weldon Library
12:30pm, 17 September 2014
Weldon Library, Western University

Alumni Concert
Performing Peter Tiefenbach’s Chansons de mon placard and excerpts from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
4:30pm, 20 September 2014
Paul Davenport Theatre, Western University

Research in Music Concert
Performing excerpts from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and representing International Research-Creation in Opera
1:00pm, 26 September 2014
Paul Davenport Theatre, Western University

Le Nozze di Figaro
Performing Susanna in Mozart’s human comedy opera, alongside other young artists from around the world
August 13, 2014
Complesso Monumentale di San Michelletto
Accademia Europa dell’Opera, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

Return to Sender
Tora Klassen returns to Vancouver for one night only, to perform a short and sweet program of new and old favourites.
Featuring Lara Wong (flute), Melanie Adams (mezzo-soprano), and Miguel Brito (piano).
7:30pm, 29 June 2014
West Point Grey Baptist Church, Vancouver, British Columbia

Samantha Lee: First Year Master’s Recital
Featured Soloist Tora Klassen, performing Joseph Marx Lieder
6:00pm, Sunday, 6 April 2014
Von Kuster Hall, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Contemporary Ensemble: Final Concert
Performing contemporary works by Rasmussen and Rea with colleagues from the Contemporary Ensemble
8:00pm, Monday, 7 April 2014
Paul Davenport Theatre, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Tora Klassen: First Year Master’s Recital
A full recital program featuring music by Poulenc, Schoenberg, Marx, Messiaen, and Galbraith
4:00pm, Saturday, 22 March 2014
Von Kuster Hall, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University
featuring Paul Digout and Samantha Lee, piano

Tapestry Opera Songbook Recital
performing contemporary opera scenes with emerging young artists
7:30pm, Saturday, 1 February 2014
Ernest Balmer Studio, Toronto, Ontario

Contemporary Ensemble: Special Topics Concert
Soloist, performing selections from Love Songs by Ana Sokolovic
8:00pm, 27 January 2014
Von Kuster Hall, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Jackalyn Short: Studio Recital
Soloist, performing “Your Daddy’s Son” from Ragtime
8:00pm, 29 November 2013
Von Kuster Hall, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

NATS Competition
Honourable Mention (Third Place): Division 13b
16 November 2013
Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Richard Margison: Masterclass
Soloist, performing “Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen” from Die Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber
11:00am, 19 October 2013
Von Kuster Hall, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

VISI French Mélodie Immersion: Final Concert
Soloist, performing Poulenc’s Fiançailles pour rire
8:00pm, 23 June 2013
Roy Barnett Recital Hall, University of British Columbia
featuring Miguel Brito, piano

Hymnfest: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Featured Soloist, performing “Panis Angelicus” by César Franck
8:00pm, 8 June 2013
Evangelical Chinese Bible Church, Burnaby BC
featuring SINFONIA MOSAIC and presented by Church Music Ministry of Canada

Opera NUOVA: Final Concert
Soloist, performing “Monica’s Waltz” from The Medium by Giancarlo Menotti
8:00pm, 18 May 2013
Convocation Hall, University of Alberta

twenty
Performing with musica intima
14 and 16 March, 2013
Heritage Hall, Vancouver BC

birdsong
Performing with musica intima
13 and 15 April, 2012
Vancouver BC

home for christmas
Performing with musica intima
17, 18, 21, 22 December 2012
Vancouver BC

lux/nox
Performing with musica intima
17 and 18, November 2012
St. John’s Shaugnessy Anglican Church, Vancouver BC
featuring Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Le Nozze di Figaro
Performing the role of Susanna
July 2012
ViVace Coaching Experience, coached by Luke Housner in Vancouver BC

Die Zauberflöte
Performing the role of Second Lady
June 2012
Astoria Music Festival Vocal Apprentice Program
Performing Arts Center, Astoria OR

Solo Recital
Benefit concert to raise awareness of the need for clean drinking water in developing countries, and to raise funds for Hope International Development Agency; Performing works by Handel, Brahms, Fauré, and Copland
20 May 2011
West Point Grey Baptist Church, Vancouver BC