For its next performance, the Nanaimo Classical Chamber Choir will sing alongside the ethereal sounds of tuned wine glasses.
According to a statement from the concert, the program of the Island Consort choir will cover the title “Choral Treasures” with works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Brahms as well as contemporary arrangements. Organist Jenny Vincent will accompany the choir, along with string players from the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, the statement said.
Music director Bruce Farquharson will create a new piece based on the poem Required by Oscar Wilde which describes the feelings of sadness aroused by the death and burial of a young woman.
The program will also include Stars by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, with sounds of tuned wine glasses. It will also include Figures de Danse by French-Canadian singer and songwriter Lionel Daunais, which is a collection of six songs featuring a comedic dance troupe. The program ends with beautiful performances by Danny Boy and An Irish Blessing, the statement noted.
Island Consort will perform at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Departure Bay Road on Sunday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
The choir will sing with face masks and recommends that members of the public also wear masks.
Entrance at the door is $20 for adults, $5 for students, and free for those under 13.
More information about Island Consort can be found at www.islandconsort.ca.
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