Saturday May 4, 2019: 5.45pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
Lizz Windnagel, Voice
Olivia Ritchey, Harp
A concert inspired by spring poetry, featuring the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Strauss,
Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, and Louis Vierne.
The concert will last approximately 60 minutes, allowing you to catch another downtown show afterwards. For further information, please contact the Director of Music. General admission is $10, payable at the door (cash only). Part of the Cathedral Concert Series 2018-19.
Lizz Windnagel is a singer, performer, and director based out of Calgary, Canada. As a recent transplant from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lizz is very excited to continue her career as a performer and creator while she receives her Masters from the University of Calgary. In 2013, she co-founded Twin Cities based treble ensemble, Artemis, which performed regularly in the Twin Cities and most recently toured to Chicago to perform music by 113 collective at the venue Constellation. Her ensemble experience was also filled with regular appearances with groups like, The Rose Ensemble and Border CrosSings. From 2014-2017, Lizz was a company member with, Mixed Precipitation, where she performed the “Picnic Operetta” in community parks and gardens for several years. Lizz has a passion for interdisciplinary art, and because of this she has had the fortune of creating works that involve music along with other artforms....including puppetry! Her two most recent Shadow Puppet shows were Pierrot Lunaire with Ensemble dal Niente, Palabras at Park Square Theater, and This Side of the Blue which premiered at Open Eye Figure Theatre.
A symphonic musician at age twenty, Olivia Ritchey is an active harpist with Western Canada’s orchestras. A principal player with the Okanagan Symphony, and second harp and substitute with the Calgary Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, British Columbia’s VSO, Victoria Symphony, VIS and Pacific Opera, she most enjoys the core intimacy of musical expression in hand with others.
In residency and festival at the Banff Centre, and as chamber player with Groundswell New Music, she has premiered for solo harp and ensemble, recorded and broadcast for CBC radio and television.
Her primary position with the RSO in Regina in 2003 followed private studies with Chicago-born harpist Richard Turner, and involved weekly flights between provinces to complete scholarship studies in Music Performance, and a Science degree in Biology at the University of Manitoba. Her most profound enjoyment as a child was listening to her father compose at the harpsichord. .