22 March 2024 - 7:30 pm St. Paul's United Church



Join the TBSO for an inspiring night of music featuring TBSO Principal Bass, Martin Blanchet playing Bottesini, the Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus featured in Rutter’s Requiem, and Raum’s “Evolution”.

Raum – Evolution
Bottesini – Concerto No.2 in B minor
Rutter – Requiem


Martin Blanchet, bass

Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus

Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble

The TBSO is absolutely delighted to bring principal bass, Martin Blanchet centre stage to perform a truly incredible piece. Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2 in B minor is one of his most performed works for the bass. Lyrical and introspective, this piece spans the instrument from the lowest register to the high harmonics. We are certain you will fall in love with this music. You’ll also love listening to the TBS Chorus alongside the Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble, in some of the most riveting 20th-Century choral music out there: John Rutter’s inspired and haunting “Requiem.” This masterpiece celebrates our departed friends and companions, while simultaneously lifting us up, inspiring us to live our own best lives. If ever there were a concert you won’t want to miss, this would be the one.

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.