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Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition LIVESTREAM

The Eckhardt-Gramatté finalists, from top left: Sarah Parkin, Virginie Mongeau, Rebecca Gray, Jennifer Routhier, Jayne Hammond, and Brittany Rae.

On September 19th at 10:30 am CST, Jayne Hammond and Lisa Rumpel will perform a 60-minute program of contemporary music as part of the 2020 live-streamed Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition. The duo has been working on this repertoire for more than a year and they are thrilled to be able to share their selections in this new medium.

Their program includes selections by John Adams, Aaron Gervais, Jocelyn Morlock, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Jacques Hétu, Derek Holman, Carlisle Floyd, and the commissioned work by Gorden Fitzell.


Eckhardt-Gramatté Finalists Announced

Jayne Hammond and collaborative pianist Lisa Rumpel have recently been announced as as finalists in the prestigious Eckhardt-Gramatté competition. Six singers have been selected from across Canada to perform in the live final rounds on April 17 & 18, 2020, at Brandon University.

Commonly known as the E-Gré Competition, this annual event focuses on the exceptional performance of contemporary music by Canada’s top emerging artists.


Living Room Live Tour

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“Jayne aroused so many emotions in repertoire including romantic songs, a German Lieder composed by Schubert, and songs by André Previn and Leonard Bernstein.”

– HARRY HOBBS, THE FLIN FLON HERITAGE PROJECT

In the dead of the prairie winter, Jayne Hammond, Nicola Davies and Nathaniel Froese toured their program “From Ordinary Things” across Manitoba and Saskatchewan with Living Room Live. Read Jayne’s interview with the Thompson Citizen here, and listen to a recording of Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock” here.


L’incoronazione di Poppea

“[…] the leads proved strong, particularly soprano Jayne Hammond in the title role”

HOLLY HARRIS, OPERA CANADA

Read more about director Brenna Corner’s Poppea and Manitoba Underground Opera in the Opera Canada preview.


Role Debut in Die Zauberflöte

Read more about director Michael Cavanagh’s creative reimagining of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as “The Arctic Flute” as a part of the 25th Opera NUOVA festival in the Edmonton Journal.


The Yeomen of the Guard

“Jayne Hammond’s “strolling singer” Elsie Maynard is another standout, her clear soprano voice soaring over opening-night’s crowd […] during her lyrical solo Tis done! I am a bride!

HOLLY HARRIS, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Winnipeg’s production of The Yeomen of the Guard, the “dark horse” of the G & S canon, ran for five shows at the Pantages Playhouse in April 2018.