Music at Mount Pleasant
Please join us in the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre for the 2017 Summer Concert Series. Once again, all concerts will be held on Saturdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Concert No. 8 ~ August 26, 2017. 5:00 p.m.
Elixir Baroque Ensemble
Elixir Ensemble is proud to present a program with works by Telemann, Bach, Leclair, and more!
Elixir Baroque Ensemble was founded in 2010 by harpsichordist Sara-Anne Churchill, viola da gamba player
Justin Haynes, and violinists Elyssa Lefergey-Smith and Valerie Gordon. Elixir is excited to welcome violinist
Michelle Odorico to the ensemble as of May 2016! Elixir gives new life to 17th and 18th century music by serving
up intoxicating programs combining the lyrical with the virtuosic and the well-known with the newly discovered.
Elixir’s innovative programming and bold performances have swiftly established the group as a major proponent
of early music in the Greater Toronto area. In 2104, Elixir Ensemble was named one of five a finalists in the Early
Music America Baroque Performance Competition.
Elixir is also a regular guest of the Kingsway Conservatory of Music where the group teaches and performs
alongside the Kingsway Chamber Strings, inspiring young minds with a curiosity for gut strings, pointy bows,
Valerie Gordon - Violin
Michelle Odorico - Violin
Sara-Anne Churchill - Harpsichord
Felix Deak - Cello