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With Special Guests

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Friday April 01, 2022
7:30 pm  
$20 for a One Month Subscription   

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British Columbian Bass-Baritone Chad Louwerse made his European debut as Bernadino in Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini with l’Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France. In Canada he has been engaged by Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera, Edmonton Opera, and l’Opéra de Montréal, among others. An active oratorio singer and recitalist, Mr. Louwerse’s concert repertoire includes the Bach Mass in B-minor, the Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. He is a winner of both the CBC Westcoast Performance Pacific Spotlight competition and the Début competition and has given recitals broadcast on CBC Radio Two. He teaches voice at Western University and now resides in London, Ontario.


Aeolian Phoenix Sessions

Welcome to the Aeolian Phoenix Sessions

The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions take centre stage… in the comfort of your own home. Every month we premier at least four productions recorded at Aeolian’s studios or in the artist’s home.

The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions are intended to provide patrons with a cross-section of the music going experience. From classical to jazz, rock to country, and bluegrass to folk, the Sessions aim to bring music back into your home and heart.

Interested in one show only? Trust us: you’ll like what you see. Try the Phoenix Sessions all month and experience a few productions that you might never have seen in person.

Our goal was to reignite live music and get artists on stage, technicians behind the soundboard and our patrons on their feet listening to extraordinary talent in extraordinary times.

Terms and Conditions

Membership to the Phoenix Sessions is $20 per month (automatically recurring) and you select the productions you wish to enjoy.

Cancel anytime by contacting

We do not have a multi-viewer pass. If you plan to safely watch with friends or family, please consider donating to further offset the costs associatedwith these productions.

Tickets to individual productions are not available.

Upon registration and after monthly validation, you will receive a confirmation email including a link that youx will use each time you wish to view aperformance. Save that link… But we are always here to help. Contact us at if you lose your pass.

Shows will be available on the date and time specified on Aeolian’s website.

Payment is final. No refunds will be offered.

Special Guest

Melanie Cancade

British Columbian pianist, Melanie Cancade, is currently one of Southwestern Ontario’s most sought after collaborative pianists, appearing in concert extensively throughout the region with both aspiring and established singers. Since 2010, she has been coaching vocalists at Western University in London, Ontario, as well as maintaining a busy performing schedule. Most recently, she has appeared with London Symphonia and The London Music Machine. Prior to her time in London, however, Melanie’s experiences and education comes from across Canada and Europe.

After completing her Bachelor’s of Music at the University of Victoria, Melanie received her Master’s in Piano Accompaniment from McGill University under the guidance of Michael McMahon. While in Montreal, she worked as a vocal accompanist at McGill and musical director at Player’s Theatre, performed with Liederw lfe Opera Collective, and participated in other community-based musical productions.

Beyond Montreal, she has been invited to further her studies at programs such as the Music Academy of the West, The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Vancouver International Song Institute, and the Franz Schubert Institut in Austria. Playing to Canadian, American, Italian, and Austrian audiences with features on CBC Radio and Bravo Television, Melanie has also performed locally with Pacific Opera Victoria’s touring productions of “La Cenerentola” and “Carmen”, as well as acting as rehearsal pianist for their Young Artist Program. Other performance credits include Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, Berlioz’s “Orph e et Eurydice”, Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years”, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Song and Dance”, and Vaughn Williams’ “Riders to the Sea”.