For its upcoming performance, Nanaimo’s classical chamber choir will sing alongside the ethereal sounds of tuned wine glasses.
According to a release for the concert, the Island Consort choir’s program will riff off the title ‘Choral Treasures’ with works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Brahms as well as contemporary arrangements. Organist Jenny Vincent will accompany the choir, as well as string players from the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, noted the release.
Music director Bruce Farquharson will premiere a new piece based on the poem Requiescat by Oscar Wilde which describes feelings of sorrow over the death and burial of a young woman.
The program will also include Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds’s Stars, featuring the sounds of tuned wine glasses. It will also include French-Canadian singer and composer Lionel Daunais’s Figures de Danse, which is a collection of six songs depicting a comical dance troupe. The program ends with beautiful renditions of Danny Boy and An Irish Blessing, noted the release.
Island Consort will perform at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Departure Bay Road on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
The choir will sing wearing face masks and recommends that audience members be masked as well.
Admission at the door is $20 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 13 years old.
More information about Island Consort can be found at www.islandconsort.ca.
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