CANCELLED -- Music at Noon Series: John Tessier, tenor; Shannon Hiebert, piano

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Due to unforeseen circumstances this concert is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Music at Noon: John Tessier, tenor; Shannon Hiebert, piano
12:15 pm, February 4, 2020
University Recital Hall
Free admission, everyone welcome


The Juno Award winning Tenor, John Tessier, has garnered international attention and praise for the beauty and honesty of his voice, for a refined style and artistic versatility, and for his handsome, youthful presence in the lyric tenor repertoire. He has worked with many of the most notable musicians of our day including Plácido Domingo, Lorin Maazel, Emmanuel Haim, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Bryn Terfel, Sir Thomas Allen, Thomas Hampson, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Deborah Voigt, Samuel Ramey, Bobby McFerrin, John Nelson, Franz Welser-Möst, Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Carlos Alvarez and Bernard Labadie.  Appearances of the recent past and near future include performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall, Teatro Colon, Oper Frankfurt, Grand Théâtre de Genève, English National Opera, Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera, the New York Philharmonic, Wiener Musikverein, National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Equally comfortable in the genres of opera, oratorio and recital, Mr. Tessier is also an award-winning professor at the University of Alberta and is in high demand for coaching, master classes, and private consultations. His discography includes recordings on the Decca, Naxos, Telarc, BIS, Challenge Records and Dorian labels.


Shannon Hiebert​ is highly regarded as a collaborative pianist, vocal coach, conductor and music director. A diverse performer, Shannon has worked in opera, ballet, musical theatre and concert with companies across Canada including The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Rainbow Stage, Edmonton Opera and Citadel Theatre . Shannon has toured with Broadway Across Canada in productions of Mamma Mia, Spamalot, Wicked and Book of Mormon. In 2009, she joined the Toronto Company of Jersey Boys. Shannon has provided music direction for Grant MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts productions of Spring Awakening, Assassins A Little NIght Music. She has also provided musical direction for the Plain Jane Theatre Company’s Sterling Award nominated productions of Fiorello, Little Fish, Mack and Mabel and A New Brain. In 2013 Shannon received a Sterling Award nomination for outstanding musical direction. She is currently Director of the University of Alberta Opera Ensemble. Shannon has worked as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at the University of Manitoba, University of Michigan, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of Alberta, Opera NUOVA, Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI) and Cantilon Choirs. In 2017 Shannon received a teaching award for her work at the University of Alberta.


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