Earlier this fall we announced a big project for the 2020-21 Season. Called BREATHE, this collaboration with Canadian Composer Matthew Emery will result in two premieres this season, culminating in a unique new multimedia choral work.

We have some exciting project updates!

  • The choir has finished recording Part 1 of “Breathe” for a digital world premiere! Stay tuned for a new video release in the coming days, which will mix virtual-choir visuals with footage of the choir singing live, recorded earlier this month.
  • The Kirkland Choral Society (Kirkland, WA) has just partnered with us on this project, making a generous financial contribution, and agreeing to perform the USA premiere of the completed work later this season. We are so excited to continue to find opportunities to bring Canadian music to audiences beyond our borders.
  • With a few weeks left in our fundraising timeline, we are over 75% of the way to our $9500 fundraising goal! This campaign will help with the commissioning costs (poetry and music), production costs, and recording. Check out our campaign page on CanadaHelps.

Check out a brand new video interview (below) with composer Matthew Emery, Artistic Director Glenn Gregg of the Kirkland Choral Society, and poet/musician Natalie Fasheh, about the upcoming release of Part 1, this new choral partnership, and the planning for Part 2 of the BREATHE project, to be released in 2021. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to see new videos!

Thank you to the many donors who make these projects possible. To learn more about the Breathe project and how you can help support it, please visit the CanadaHelps campaign page.

More announcements and a world premiere coming soon! Stay tuned…