TRYPTYCH’S MISSION - THE VOCAL ARTS (Concert, Opera, Choral)
TrypTych Concert and Opera is one of Toronto’s most enterprising musical producers. It was formed by Edward Franko, William Shookhoff and Lenard Whiting in the fall of 1999. All are well-known performers, producers and directors (stage and music) who bring a wealth of experience to concert and operatic production.
Over its history, TrypTych has received critical acclaim for it's contemporary opera productions like the Canadian premiere of Frid's The Diary of Anne Frank, the Canadian premiere (in concert) of Wolf's Der Correigdor and the world premiere of Canadian composer Andrew Ager's Frankenstein. TrypTych has also extended its reach across Ontario, to England and to the Czech Republic.
In the summer of 2018, TrypTych moved to Kenora, Ontario on the beautiful Lake of the Woods. Since their arrival, TrypTych has presented two noontime Summer Market Music Series in July and August in St. Alban's Cathedral, Kenora. As well they have presented, Infinitely More (Christian Duo), It was a Musical War (concert), Love Notes: A Musical Valentine (Cabaret) and Springtime Soiree (Cabaret).
This season sees them presenting Under the Autumn Sky, a fundraising concert for their November production of HMS Parliament. HMS Parliament, is a professionally presented operetta, with artists from Winnipeg, Kenora, Toronto, Ottawa and Lunenburg. The production is fully staged and costumed with 9-piece professional orchestra.
Our mandate is:
To develop and train up-and-coming Canadian vocal talent
To provide professional opportunities for Canadian vocal talent
To present a variety of stimulating original productions in intimate settings
To encourage and develop new Canadian vocal music written by Canadian composers and librettists
To present international festivals based in Canada featuring artists from Canada and abroad