DREAMSONGS, Sat., May 5, 2018
At our Saturday, May 5, 2018 DREAMSONGS concert, the VOCA Chorus of Toronto was thrilled to present the Canadian Premiere of DREAMWEAVER, a remarkable major work by the world-renowned composer, Ola Gjeilo, featuring our accompanist Elizabeth Acker, with soprano soloist Ellen McAteer and the VOCA Chamber Strings Orchestra.
We were joined by several other guest artists that evening: Jason Fowler, guitar; Jeremy Potts and Jennifer Burford, violin; Alex McLeod, viola and Mary-Katherine Finch, cello.
WINTERSONGS, Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
The VOCA Chorus of Toronto performed “WINTERSONGS” at 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
VOCA presented an engaging and eclectic array of seasonal songs that evening, featuring Celtic and other choral and instrumental selections, with music by Sarah Quartel, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Mark Sirett, Matthew Emery, Jenny Crober, La Bolduc, David Mooney and others.
Our special guests were Sybil Shanahan (cello) and Celtic multi-instrumentalists Saskia Tomkins (violin, nyckelharpa, Celtic harp) and Steáfán Hannigan (Irish flute, bodhrán, Uilleann pipes).