One dark and snow-stormy night in 1996, four players met in a quiet stone church, Chalmers United Church. There was a single microphone at the back of the sanctuary. Setting up, they decided to record each piece with one take, to capture what is most important to the group-the soul and spirit of live music. They called the album “AllegraLive” and below are some of their choices.

A huge thank you to the wonderful work of Dave Daws at Summit Sound Recording Inc.
Joan Sutherland- violin, Lisa Draper- violin, Chris Fraser- viola, and Don McLean- cello.

The Rose” – Amanda Mcbroom

Un Canadien Errant“-A French Canadian Folk Song, Arr.Coakley

Embraceable You” – George Gershwin

Tango” – Albeniz

Someone To Watch Over Me” – Michael Kamen

Canon” – Pachelbel

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” – J. S. Bach

Passacaglia” – G.F. Handel

Suite in F” – Corelli

Bourre“- J. S. Bach

Berceuse” – A. Iljynski

Air from Water Music” – G.F. Handel

Adagietto from Carmen” – George Bizet

The Way We Were” – Bergman, Bergman, Hamlisch

“Music unifies, it’s a language that brings us together.” Joyce DiDonato
Kingston, ON