The show must go on—or at least the rehearsal must, especially when you’re working on new Canadian music!

Online rehearsal time is also a chance to stay connected with each other—a welcome thing in these isolated times. Over the past two months, as the COVID-related restrictions on singing activity have remained in place, we’ve met online several times to work directly with composers, poets, and clinicians:

  •     a meeting with composer Matthew Emery and poet Natalie Fasheh about Part 2 of our Breathe project
  •     discussions with with our composition competition winner Leonard Enns and members of the competition jury (photo below) about his piece “A little more time”
  •     a breathing and singing tune-up with David Wilson
  •     to meet composer Katerina Gimon for an introduction to her brand-new piece “Spring Rain”, commissioned by Chronos.  

We spent time singing through these new works and other music, with the accompaniment of Kim Cousineau on the piano from home (everyone on mute!), in anticipation of getting back to in-person singing.

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Zoom discussion with with Leonard Enns (2nd from bottom, 2nd from right) and members of the competition jury.