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Join the VOCA Chorus of Toronto on Saturday, May 5, 7:30 pm for “DREAMSONGS”.
The VOCA Chorus of Toronto is thrilled to be presenting the Canadian Premiere of DREAMWEAVER by world-renowned composer Ola Gjeilo. Scored for choir, soprano soloist, string orchestra and piano, Dreamweaver is a lush and evocative setting of a Norwegian medieval poem, ‘Draumkvedet’, an epic text with an expressive English adaptation by poet and composer Charles Anthony Silvestri.
Also featured that evening will be a Toronto (and possibly Canadian) premiere of Ola Gjeilo’s SATB setting of his stunning Song Of The Universal, scored for choir, string orchestra and piano, with an exquisite text by Walt Whitman.
Other works will include Mr. Gjeilo’s gorgeous The Lake Isle, for steel-string guitar, piano and string quartet, with text by William Butler Yeats; The Lake Isle of Innisfree, Toronto composer Eleanor Daley’s sublime setting of the same text; Gordon Lightfoot’s classic, Pussywillows, Cat-tails, beautifully arranged by another Toronto composer, Bonnie Penfound; Ottawa’s Laura Hawley’s joyful, jazz-inspired setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 43 (All Days Are Nights); Kingston composer Mark Sirett’s exquisite Carrickfergus, and more…
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Jenny Crober
ACCOMPANIST: Elizabeth Acker
GUEST ARTISTS: Ellen McAteer, Soprano; Jason Fowler, Guitar; the VOCA Chamber Strings orchestra
VENUE: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave., at Jackman (Chester subway) – now fully accessible
TICKET PRICES: $25 Gen. Adm.; $20 Seniors; $10 Students
MORE INFO., ONLINE TICKETS: www.vocachorus.ca; 416-947-8487; https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dreamsongs-tickets-43502426930; https://www.facebook.com/events/419081991848237/
We hope you will join us for this very special performance!