Saturday, January 13, 2018
Event Title: Fresh (Chronos Vocal Ensemble)
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: West End Christian Reformed Church, 10015 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4Y4
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $15-20
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
  • External Link: Chronos Vocal Ensemble: 2017/18 season

Chronos Vocal Ensemble presents its second concert of Season Five, the 2017-2018 Season.

FRESH: New music from Canada

Featuring new music by Canadian composers, including the winner of the Chronos Vocal Ensemble Choral Composition Competition, Nicholas Ryan Kelly, and a premiere of a new commission from Alex Eddington.

With guests: Edmonton Youth Choir; John Wiebe, conductor.

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


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


  • 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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Saturday, May 3, 2014
Event Title: Spring Forward into Flight
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: First Church of the Nazarene (65 Richard Way SW, Calgary)
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $$25 (adults) / $20 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
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As part of Calgary Boys’ Choir’s flight-themed 2013-14 season, this exciting multimedia concert features all levels of the Calgary Boys’ Choir in classical and modern songs about flight and things that fly.

Boys will be singing flight-themed songs including Mendelssohn’s “O for the wings of a dove,” a traditional First Nations’ “Fly like an Eagle” with drumming and choreography, and Pink Floyd’s “Learning to Fly” with 6 Minute Warning, Edmonton’s male a cappella sensation.

The choir will also present “Be like a bird” by Edmonton composer, Sheila Wright.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Event Title: Hexaphone: Music in Me Singing
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Lutheran Church of the Cross, 3787 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria
  • Time: 4:00am
  • Price: $20, free for 18 years and under
  • Genre: Five to Eight Voices
  • External Link: Hexaphone

Hexaphone, Victoria’s six-member a cappella vocal ensemble presents Music in Me Singing an entertaining concert of works by women composers and arrangers. This season, Hexaphone replaces one male voice with a female voice, becoming three men and three women, and is honouring that change with the program’s exclusive focus on music written by women.