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on April 24, 2018

PREMIERES: Choral Composition Workshops

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective is pleased to announce PREMIERES, a series of two workshops intended to foster growth in choral composition. C4 will present the selected works in public concerts on Saturday, October 13 and Saturday, December 1, 2018 in New York City.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Event Title: Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem - SOLD OUT
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: New Westminster Christian Reformed Church - 8255 13th Ave, Burnaby BC
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $SOLD OUT
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: http://www.amabilissingers.org
Description:

BRAHMS: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM: 1871 London piano version

A performance by the Amabils Singers, featuring distinguished Canadian pianist, Jane Coop; Ingrid Verseveldt, piano; Magdalena How, soprano; George Roberts, baritone; Dr. Ramona Luengen, Artistic Director.

Composition Date: 2016
Duration: 00:05:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
Life: a blessing, beautiful and frail

The poet will ask us to name the blood of the world;
in verse, she'll call it Love.
The mystics, the monks, the prayerful will name it, too:
in prayer they'll call it God.
But all we know, beyond these names
is the dance between what is frail and what is beautiful
***
We tire, perhaps,
of speaking of flowers
or God's masterful symmetry
reflected in everything:
how the orchid, soft and white
resembles, after a day's rain,
the ivory moon above its head.

How the best of symphonies
mimics the wind roving through a fist of leaves,
and the fingers of humming branches.

We tire because we know that genius, too, is a gust of wind
and our minds can be lost in one evening's storm.

We tire of speaking beauty
because the best of this world disappears:
great cities of yesterday decay in today's oceans.
The heads of lofty mountains are shaved by wind and rain.
the stars to which we pray, swallow, into some black mouth
millenniums of light.

We tire of speaking beauty
because it wears innumerable names;
Everyday, beauty is somewhere dying,
While elsewhere new beauty grows.

- Brandon Wint

Premiere Information:
5 March 2017, St. Barnabas Church, Ottawa, Ontario
Ewashko Singers, Laurence Ewashko conducting; Christopher Mallory, speaker

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 6000 M498lif
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 27, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    15 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: Multiple languages
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by: Laurence Ewashko - Ewashko Singers

    Spoken part in English, with sung parts in French.
    Text by Brandon Wint. Translation to French by Sarahjane Johnston, with revision Renaud Pilote.
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Centrestreams:

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Life: a Blessing, Beautiful and Frail for a cappella choir by Daniel Mehdizadeh (Score)
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Composition Date: 2015
Duration: 00:03:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Premiere Information:
7 May 2016, St. David's United Church, Woodstock, Ontario
Woodstock Fanshawe Singers, Shawn Grenke conducting

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 6101 H497hi
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 13, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    10 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Text: John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
    Commissioned by: Woodstock Fanshawe Singers, Shawn Grenke, Music Director
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Call for submissions: Lloyd-Harris Composers Competition

August 3, 2016
Prairie

The Canadian Men’s Chorus wants emerging composers to take their cue from the Bard. On Saturday,
Februrary 25, 2017 the Chorus will present A Goodly Manor For A Song, a concert celebrating the beauty
and timelessness of the writing of William Shakespeare. Emerging Canadian Composers who have been
composing for 10 years or less are invited to submit a composition based on the work of Shakespeare.

All submissions should be five to seven minutes long and composed for four
part men’s voices (TTBB). They may be written a capella or with piano
accompaniment.







Sunday, April 3, 2016
Event Title: Path of Miracles

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  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 – 1 Street SE, Calgary)
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $35 (adults) / $28 (students/seniors)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: For more information
  • Composer: --
  • Composition: --
  • Community Profile: --
Description:

Come experience a wondrous musical pilgrimage with Luminous Voices - Calgary's professional chamber choir.

Written in seventeen separate vocal parts, British composer Joby Talbot's “Path of Miracles” is an exciting hour-long musical journey.

This a cappella work is based on the most enduring route of Catholic pilgrimage – the great Pilgrimage to Santiago – with the four movements titled with the names of the four main staging posts of the Camino Frances.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Event Title: In the Abbey Garden
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $Regular $30 / Seniors $25 / Student $15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
  • Composer: --
  • Composition: --
  • Community Profile: --
Description:

In the Abbey Garden (Victoria and Vancouver). From Holst’s breathtaking Ave Maria for double choir to Rachmaninoff’s Six Choruses for Women’s Voices and Brahms’ Psalm 13, experience Elektra’s foray into some of Europe’s most beautiful choral music. The artistry of our guest ensemble, the Borealis String Quartet, and Elektra’s celebrated sound combine to deliver a winning combination for audiences in two cities.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
Event Title: Your One and Only Life: The Choral Music of Stephen Smith
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $Regular $30 / Seniors $25 / Student $15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
  • Composer: --
  • Composition: --
  • Community Profile: --
Description:

On March 5 and 6, 2016, we celebrate the choral music of one of Vancouver’s best-loved pianists and composers, our own accompanist Dr. Stephen Smith. Your One and Only Life (named for a song by Nova Scotia’s Susan Crowe) see Elektra together with The Vancouver Men’s Chorus and the director Willi Zwozdesky. Familiar songs, stunning compositions, and a world premiere are on the program as both choirs celebrate the arrangements and original compositions of our treasured colleague.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Event Title: Your One and Only Life: The Music of Stephen Smith
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $Regular $30 / Seniors $25 / Student $15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
  • Composer: --
  • Composition: --
  • Community Profile: --
Description:

On March 5 and 6, 2016, we celebrate the choral music of one of Vancouver’s best-loved pianists and composers, our own accompanist Dr. Stephen Smith. Your One and Only Life (named for a song by Nova Scotia’s Susan Crowe) see Elektra together with The Vancouver Men’s Chorus and the director Willi Zwozdesky. Familiar songs, stunning compositions, and a world premiere are on the program as both choirs celebrate the arrangements and original compositions of our treasured colleague.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Event Title: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Price: $Regular 30 / Seniors 25 / Student 15 (with valid ID)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Tickets Tonight
  • Composer: --
  • Composition: --
  • Community Profile: --
Description:

Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra is the choir’s always-fresh, family-friendly take on the season. We are thrilled to welcome jazz vocalist extraordinaire, the incomparable Dee Daniels, with Jodi Proznick on bass, for an unforgettable, Elektra-style celebration of the season. We will also be joined by the Burnaby Central Women’s Choir and their director, Carrie Taylor.