Spirits, Hags, and Hexes

A Halloween Recital

11:45pm October 24, 2020 | YouTube

Join us for an evening of spectacularly spooky songs! This will be a fun and thrilling recital (with a phenomenal number of notes played by Erika). Download the program below for more information.

Suggested donation: $20





Premiering on YouTube 11:45pm October 24, 2020.

The performance will remain online after the premiere.

The Performers

Lyndsay Promane | mezzo soprano

Toronto-based mezzo-soprano Lyndsay Promane (she/her) is a woman of many artistic endeavors and known equally for her musical accomplishments and sparkling personality. She enjoys practicing hot yoga, connecting with friends over baked treats, and running 5K and 10K races (pre-pandemic of course). Recent highlights include the world premiere of Tap:Ex Augmented Opera (Tapestry Opera); solo roles in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (Orford Musique) and Handel’s Messiah (Toronto Beach Chorale); Sokolovic’s Love Songs for solo voice (Resonant Frequencies, Los Angeles).

For more on Lyndsay, visit www.lyndsaypromane.com

Jeremy Ludwig | baritone

Jeremy Ludwig is the right side of the Linden Project brain. He enjoys covering random scraps of paper in doodles, painting landscapes, and singing goofy made-up songs while accompanying himself on guitar. Among his various partially-completed creative endeavours are a church mass he composed and a children’s book he illustrated and authored.

Born in Manitoba and raised in British Columbia, Jeremy moved to Ontario to attend university and has called it home ever since. He has performed with such organizations as the Bach Elgar Choir, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kingston Chamber Choir, Cowtown Opera, and Opera 5. He holds degrees from Western University and the University of Toronto‘s Opera School, and furthered his studies at the Vancouver International Song Institute, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and Opera NUOVA.

Erika Reiman, piano | Piano

Erika Reiman is clearly still deciding what she wants to be when she grows up. She does, indeed, play piano a lot, and teaches both at Brock University and in her home studio. (Her PhD dissertation on Schumann’s piano cycles was published as a book in 2004 by the University of Rochester Press.) But at the same time she recently spent a year learning to be a web developer and has written an app for choir directors who want to catalogue their sheet music.

Speaking of choir directors, she does that too, at St. Paul’s United Church in Paris, Ontario. She lives in Hamilton with her blue point Siamese cat, Theo. Egged on by her daughter Claire, she has now finished watching ten seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and can occasionally be found navigating Cootes Paradise in her inflatable kayak.