Sunday, Dec 1, 2013
2:00 PM
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
Handel: Messiah, Thomas Beecham/Eugene Goossens' 1959 Re-Orchestration for Full Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra
and Distinguished Concert Singers International
Laura Strickling, Soprano
Teresa Buchholz, Mezzo-Soprano
John McVeigh, Tenor
Christopher Job, Bass-Baritone
Contact us about this concert and future performance opportunities.

Participating Ensembles:

Tempus Choral Society

Tempus Choral Society

Brian Turnbull
Tempus Choral Society was formed in the year 2000 as a celebration of the Millennium.  The 100 voice adult Choral Society was started by a nucleus of former members of the Tempus Youth Choir which formed in 1972 and was disbanded in 1990.  Both choirs were founded by their current Director, Brian Turnbull and are based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.  The choir is accompanied by Jane Wamsley.

Tempus membership includes singers from all walks of life.  The choir has toured extensively bringing back many awards and wonderful choral experiences to Oakville.  We are thrilled to be part of the ‘Messiah’ experience at the Lincoln Centre!

After receiving his ARCT in piano during high school, Brian Turnbull went on to study music at the University of Toronto where he received his Bachelor of Music (Honours in Education with a major in Organ).  The following year he received his Bachelor of Education at the Faculty of Education at the same university.  His organ professor was Dr. Charles Peaker with specialized
lessons from Dr. Healey Willan.  Choral studies were with Dr. Elmer Iseler and Lloyd Bradshaw.   In Cambridge England, Brian studied choral techniques with Stephen Cleobury of Kings’ College, George Guest of St. John’s College and John Rutter of Clare College.   During the same summer course organ studies were taken with John Scott at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England.
Brian is currently an occasional teacher with the Halton District School Board and Director of Music at Centenary United Church in Hamilton, where he enjoys playing the magnificent five manual Casavant organ.