Tuesday, October 28 & Wednesday, October 29 - 8pm
Pre-concert talks at 7:15pm
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

In the words of the Buddha, "It is better to travel well than to arrive". Our title, and our inspiration, come from the great romantic song cycle by Ralph Vaughan Williams. We also feature 18th-century music about the adventures of Ulysses – arguably the world's most famous traveller – and a selection of great Canadian travelling songs.

guest artists

Virginia Hatfield, soprano
Geoffrey Sirett, baritone
Graham Abbey, actor/reader


Louis Applebaum: Algoma Central for soprano, flute and harp. Text from the brochures and timetables of the Algoma Central Railway.
Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Le Sommeil d'Ulisse for soprano, strings and continuo. (sample)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel for baritone, string quartet and piano. Poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson. (sample)
Vally Weigl: Songs of Love and Leaving for baritone, viola and piano. Poetry by Carl Sandburg.
Four Strong Winds. Canadian travelling songs by Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Ian Tyson, arranged for two singers, string trio and oboe by Laura Jones. (sample)

spoken word

Selections from the journals and memoirs of explorers and adventurers, about what they sought, and about the meaning of love, home and belonging.

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