The KeyWinds Trio: January 15th

If Music be the Food of LoveSunday, Janury 15th at 2pm

The KeyWinds Trio are: Margaret St. Cyr (horn), Yvonne Gillespie (piano), and Annick Richardson (clarinet). They are joined by guest artist, Kelly Coubrough.

Kelly Coubrough, soprano


Auf dem Strom, D. 943 (1828) – Franz Peter Schubert (1797—1828)

Les nuits d’été, Opus 7 (1841) – Louis-Hector Berlioz (1803—1869)

1.  Villanelle

2.  Le spectre de la rose            

3.  Sur les lagunes                

4.  Absence

5.  Au cimetière

6.  L’île inconnue

Nocturno, Opus 75 (1886) – Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt  (1849—1922)

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965 (1828) – Franz Peter Schubert (1797—1828)

L’amor funesto (1842) – Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (1797 – 1848)

Cigánské Melodie, Opus 55 (1880) – Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841—1904)

1.  Mein Lied ertönt

2.  Ei, wie mein Triangel wunderherrlich läutet

3.  Rings ist der Wald so stumm und still

4.  Als die alte Mutter

5.  Reingestimmt die Saiten!

7.  Darf des Falken Schwinge Tatrahoh’n umrauschen

Three Theatrical Songs – Milton Byron Babbitt (1916 – 2011)


Yvonne Gillespie (piano)

Yvonne began her musical studies in Piano Performance at the University of Alberta in Edmonton studying with Dr. Ernesto Lejano.  Later she embarked on music composition and completed a degree in composition at the University of Victoria, studying with Christopher Butterfield.  She continued her compositional studies at the University of British Columbia completing a Master in Music after working with both Stephen Chatman and Keith Hamel.  After pursuing Doctoral studies in music theory for three years at UBC, Yvonne decided to discontinue her theoretical studies and to focus solely on composition and piano performance.  Yvonne has performed across Canada with many ensembles, orchestras, and soloists and is currently enjoying creating amazing music with the KeyWinds Quintet and Trio.

Margaret St. Cyr (French horn)

Margarethas a Bachelor and a Master of Music degree in horn performance. She also has a Bachelor of Education degree. She has been a soloist with the Saint Cecilia Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic and a featured soloist on CBC, CFRN and ITV.  Margaret has received Alberta Culture awards, a Canada Council Grant for advanced music study in Germany, a Johann Strauss Scholarship for advanced music study in Austria, a Du Maurier Search for Stars Award of Merit, and won the 1981 Canadian Composers’ Commission Competition (Dr. Malcolm Forsyth composed a piece for horn and piano for her).  In 1980, Margaret spent a year on a scholarship studying horn at the Banff Centre.  She has played horn with the Victoria Symphony, Rome Festival Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony, Canadian Chamber Orchestra, Calgary and Edmonton Symphonies and the Cowichan Consort Orchestra.  Margaret has always enjoyed playing chamber music and is very excited to be a member of the KeyWinds Quintet and Trio.

Annick Richardson (clarinet)

Annick started studying music at the age of ten under the guidance of Victor Capron, a family friend who started her musical education on recorder and solfège.  She began learning clarinet at the age of 14.  After high school, she began her musical studies at the University of Victoria and graduated from the Faculty of Music in 1982.  Annick has lived in the Cowichan Valley since 1997 and has enjoyed participating in musical endeavours with choirs and many other wonderful musicians in and around the Valley.  In addition to performing with the KeyWinds Quintet and Trio, she also plays first clarinet with the Cowichan Consort Orchestra performing on B flat, A, and bass clarinets.  Although classical music is her main interest, she feels privileged to be able to play a bit of jazz and swing with an incredible group of musicians in a swing band called “Annick and the Lakeside Loungers”.

Kelly Coubrough (soprano)

Kelly has experience in many genres of music including opera, new music, and musical theatre. She is an active performer and also enjoys sharing her knowledge as a teacher, choral conductor, and music director. Kelly holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in voice performance from Wilfried Laurier University. She sang with the Vancouver Opera Company Chorus from 2005-2012 and has performed as a soloist with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (Kelowna), Opera NUOVA (Edmonton), Queen of Puddings Music Theatre (Toronto) and Tapestry New Opera Works (Toronto). She is an avid recitalist and has been a feature soloist with numerous choirs including Vancouver Bach Choir, the Twin Rivers Choir (Castlegar), and the Whistler Singers. In August 2023 she will make her debut with Opera Kelowna as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte.

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