“Days Last Glow” – SANCTUARY, in conjunction with the Halifax based Atlantic Jazz Festival presented a 4 part series of concerts with Canadian jazz musicians in July of 2006. “The Days Last Glow” featured concerts with cellist Matt Brubeck, guitarist John Gzowski, percussionist Jerry Granelli, violist Jean Rene, vocalist Tena Palmer and bari sax player David Mott.
Sanctuary Choir – A series of concerts with the 12 voice SANCTUARY choir, featuring Peter Togni’s “Litany”, a 20 minute commission from the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture.
Sanctuary Strings – a 12 piece string orchestra, first presented in May of 2004, focusing on another commissioned work by Peter Togni – “Mysteries of Light” for string orchestra and solo Bass Clarinet. Two movements of this piece are performed on our Warner Classics CD “The heart has its reasons”.
Gamelan Orchestra – SANCTUARY with the Toronto based Evergreen Club Gamelan group, an 11 piece ensemble that premiered newly commissioned full scale works by Mark Duggan and Jeff Reilly. First presented in May of 2005
Meditations on Innocence, with Sanctuary and the Evergreen Club Gamelan by Jeff Reilly
Mott and Petric · SANCTUARY with the Bari Sax player David Mott and Accordionist Joseph Petric.
Guy and Homburger · SANCTUARY with the British bassist Barry Guy and violinist Maya Homburger – featuring newly commissioned works by Barry Guy and Peter Togni. Presented on June 14th, 2006
Sanctuary toured Russia in May of 08 and China in May of 2009. In future years we expect to continue to present at least one major Canadian and one major European tour each year, along with other smaller national and international projects.
SANCTUARY has released 3 CD’s our first self titled project was released in October of 2000 on 21 records based in Montreal. Our second international release entitled “Refuge” was released on the German Label Haenssler Classic on October 15, 2003. Our third CD entitled “The Heart Has Its Reasons” was released on Warner Classics UK in May of 2005.