November 7, 2021
St. Andrew's United Church
We mark our return to a season of in-person performing with a combination of joy and reflection.
Breathe features the premiere of I Breathe by Matthew Emery.
This new work is the second part of a commission which incorporates new poetry by Natalie Fasheh with the music and text of Matthew’s original composition Breathe, premiered virtually last season. This work is dedicated to the memory of Anna Maria Almond, who passed in 2020, and all victims of COVID-19.
We also present premieres of our 2019 and 2020 competition winners: Stuart Beatch’s Your Stars to Hold on a Sara Teasdale text, and Leonard Enns’s A Little More Time, on a Rilke text translated by the composer.
Plus music by William Byrd, Anton Bruckner, Caroline Shaw, Jake Runestad and Christine Donkin.
This concert is no longer available. Purchase the recorded performance.