Organic Voices

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Event Title: Organic Voices
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $Adult 30 / Senior 25 / Student 10 / Kids 12 & under Free
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
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Description:

Organic Voices brings together the always-captivating chamber choir Laudate Singers with Edward Norman, one of Canada's premiere organists, for a performance of powerful sonority.

Canadian composers on the program include Harry Somers, Rupert Lang and the premiere of Laudate's composer-in-residence Marco Del Rio's Fire and Snow. This deeply haunting work, both cathartic and meditative, begins with a turbulent canon of Latin text from the Requiem Mass’ Libera Me and moves into a more personal poem in English, “A Prayer”, taken from Sara Teasdale’s Flame and Shadow.

Also on the program are choir/organ works by Britten, Brahms, Gabriel Jackson, a cappella works by Poulenc and Messiaen, and organ solos by Flor Peeters and Hans-Martin Kiefer.