Elektra's Voice

7:30 PM April 19th, 2008 at Ryerson United Church

Welcome! So what exactly is ‘Elektra’s Voice’? In this concert we have crafted a program that we hope will help answer that question. Choosing several Canadian and international composers, each with their own unique voice print, we feel we have discovered some remarkable compositions for Elektra’s sound. The repertoire, varied and challenging, captures the colour, the depth, the spirit and essence of this award-winning choir.

Included in the first half of the programme are several sacred works, two of which we proudly present as premieres: Beneath Her Heart by Rita Costanzi and Dare alla Luce by Larry Nickel. It is our pleasure to welcome back the remarkable talents of outstanding Vancouver violinist Nancy DiNovo, and of course where would Elektra’s Voice be without our remarkable pianist, Stephen Smith?

In the closing set, you will see us welcome to the stage seven talented high school singers – the participants in our first Mira Mentorship Program. These young women have been exemplary additions to our rehearsals over the past month. Our thanks to each of them, and to their parents and teachers who have made their participation possible.

We hope you enjoy our concert – we also hope you find ‘Elektra’s Voice’ contained within these great songs and that unmistakable sound surrounds and sings you all the way home. Our best to all of you, Morna and Diane


Nancy DiNovo Violin

Nancy DiNovo

Rita Costanzi Harp

Rita Costanzi

Performance Pieces:

  1. Alleluia David Hamilton
  2. Beneath Her Heart Canadian Composition Rita Costanzi
  3. Kyrie from Mass No. 6 Gyorgy Orban
  4. Dare Alla Luce Canadian Composition Larry Nickel
  5. Gott in der Natur Franz Schubert
  6. Come dolce hoggi l'auretta Claudio Monteverdi
  7. Five Hebrew Love Songs Eric Whitacre
  8. Kaipaava Traditional Finnish Wurorela and Chydenius (arr) 
  9. Bottle of the Best, A Canadian Composition Traditional English Stephen Hatfield (arr) 
  10. Sanctus/Benedictus from Mass No. 9 Gyorgy Orban
  11. Scarborough Fair Canadian Composition Traditional English Stephen Smith (arr) 
  12. Shower of Rose, A Canadian Composition Leslie Uyeda
  13. Spinning Wheel, The Canadian Composition Traditional Irish Mark Sirett (arr) 
  14. Virmalised Veljo Tormis

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