North Wind Concerts

NORTH WIND CONCERTS is the new incarnation – officially as of February 2018 – of the organization formerly known as Baroque Music Beside the Grange. BMBG ran a concert series at the Church of St. George the Martyr in Toronto for 22 seasons, presenting pretty unique programs of early chamber music and a bit of new music too. After a decade’s hiatus, we’re back with a three-pronged presentation goal: concerts of diverse types of music mainly featuring wind instruments, educational shows in the schools, and informal performances at health care facilities around the city of Toronto. You can check out the North Wind Concerts official website here:

The Covid-19 outbreak put our concerts on hold for quite a while but we are back in action and programming for 2023 will be announced shortly!

Past concerts:

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL on May 21, 2022. Marco Cera, oboe; Cristina Zacharias, violin; Alison Melville, recorder & traverso; Kerri McGonigle, cello; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord. You can catch a sample of that show, part of Ch├ędeville’s arrangement of Vivaldi’s Spring concerto from the Four Seasons, here:

ENCIRCLING THE WORLD: Zithers! on November 30, 2019. 7:30 p.m. at the Heliconian Hall. With George Sawa, qanun; Amin Reyhani, santour; Bill Parsons, kacapi; Lina Cao, guzheng. An evening of musical exploration of music and instruments from around the world, the second in our Encircling the World series. Encircling the World: Flutes happened in March 2019, with Deepankar Ganguly, bansuri; Ernesto Cardenas, sikus and quena; Dora Wang, dizi; Kianoush Khalilian, ney: Alison Melville, recorder.

HOW SWEET IS THE PASSION: Love Cantatas of the Italian Baroque on MARCH 5, 2020. 7:30 p.m. Heliconian Hall. Marco Cera, oboe; Agnes Zigovics, soprano; Christopher Bagan, harpsichord.