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Our Congratulations to Katherine Duncan for 8 fabulous years of Choral Concert on CBC Music, and thank you for your support of Elektra! Can’t wait to hear more from Fredericka Petit-Homme!You can catch Elektra’s performance of Jane Siberry’s The Valley at around the 11min 30 second mark of today’s passing the torch episode!On Sunday, Sept 19 Katherine Duncan passes the Choral Concert hosting torch (mic) to Fredericka Petit-Homme. Both hosts offer up some of their desert island pieces including Monteverdi's 'Beatus Vir' performed by Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal and William Kraushaar's 'Ni De L’est, Ni de L’Ouest' performed by the Choir of The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul. We also feature a LIVE concert from the BBC Proms Festival. John Eliot Gardiner makes his 60th BBC Proms appearance with his Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in glorious renditions of J.S. Bach's 'Christ lag in Todesbanden' and G.F. Handel's 'Dixit Dominus'. These baroque masterpieces were written when both composers were 22 years of age. A LIVE concert in Covid times in front of an enthusiastic audience is an episode you won't want to miss! Additional Canadian Choirs featured are: Elektra Women's Choir, Ensemble Caprice and The Nathaniel Dett Chorale.Choral Concert is available any time by clicking on the link below. www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-419-choral-concert#Kellygalbraithproducer##canadianchoirs #canadianconductors ##compositeurscanadiens #canadianrepertoire#répertoirecanadien#choralevent#CBCChoralConcert #KatherineDuncan #kellygalbraith #FrederickaPetitHomme #BBCProms #Johneliotgardiner ... See MoreSee Less
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We are thrilled to announce a return to live performance for our 35th season, with a line-up of concerts and events not to be missed! We open our season in November with The Light of Hope Returning, composed by Shawn Kirchner and accompanied by breathtaking visuals by Syrian-American artist Kevork Mourad. Featuring guest vocalist Allison Girvan, and a talented instrumental ensemble.In March, Elektra presents the world premiere of The Lost Words: A Spell Book. Author Robert Macfarlane’s “spells” conjure back twenty "lost" creature- and plant-words into the lives of children and adults, and Jackie Morris’s stunning paintings hold the reader spellbound. Ten Canadian composers have written twenty short pieces to be performed by Elektra and a small ensemble of instrumentalists.To round out our 35th season, we welcomes guest artists, the Sitka String Quartet, Vancouver’s own all-female ensemble from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, in a concert entitled Lake of Stars. In a program of uplifting works in celebration of life and nature, the concert features work by Santiago Veros, Marie-Claire Saindon, and Stephen Smith. ... See MoreSee Less
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