June 4, 2023
McDougall United Church
Connecting tradition and newness, composers and performers.
The art form we practice is ever-evolving, and presents opportunities to search in many directions for new ideas and new sounds. At the same time, the Western choral tradition provides a linkage to 500 or more years of music history and musical practice.
Symbiosis celebrates both tradition and novelty, in a program including centuries-old unaccompanied music for up to eight voices, together with brand new Canadian works receiving world premieres. We also celebrate the symbiosis of composer and performer by hosting composer Nicholas Ryan Kelly and performing his brand new work inspired by Shannon Bramer’s poetry from Climbing Shadows.
In May 2022, Chronos Vocal Ensemble premiered the commissioned work You Speak Violets, written by Nicholas Ryan Kelly on text from the same poet.
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