Posted on April 17, 2014 by Tia Lalani

You are welcome to a choral concert in preparation for the Nova Scotia tour on Sunday, April 27, at 7pm.

AugustanaChoir2013The Augustana Choir and Drs. Ardelle Ries and John Wiebe, directors, warmly invite you to Bring Your Song—a choral concert in celebration of and preparation for a choral tour to Nova Scotia and a performance at the Association of Canadian Choral Communities Podium 2014 national conference—on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Faith and Life Chapel at Augustana Campus.

Plans and preparations for this tour to Nova Scotia began in March of 2013 when an application was submitted to The Association of Canadian Choral Communities. On the basis of concert, tour, and CD recordings from 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 reviewed by a jury of Canadian choral conductors, The Augustana Choir is honoured to have been selected.

Twenty-five choirs submitted applications from across Canada with fifteen choirs selected. Three Alberta choirs were chosen—Pro Coro: Alberta’s Professional Chamber Choir, Óran, an adult, mixed-voice community choir from Edmonton, and The Augustana Choir, the only university choir to perform. The choir will travel and tour between May 14 & 19 and, aside from the choral conference performances, additional performances will take place in Halifax-area schools, public spaces, and at St. John’s Lutheran church in Mahone Bay (the new home of long-time Camrosians, Steve and Jane Kristenson).

B03_1095.jpgThe theme of the national choral conference is Bring Your Song! In keeping with this theme The Augustana Choir will perform music from the Old World as well as the New that reflects or has influenced our musical identity as Canadians and Albertans. Featured composers include Chatman, Janequin, Josquin des Pres, Morley, Pearsall, Robinovitch, and Schafer along with local composers Robin J. King, Professor Emeritus James Neff, and Dr. Milton Schlosser. Two newly commissioned works by U of A-trained composers Christine Donkin and Scott Edward Godin will be given a world premiere.

The Augustana Choir is deeply grateful for the remarkable support of The University of Alberta President’s Grant for the Creative and Performing Arts, The Augustana Faculty, the Shirley Lyseng Memorial Choral Endowment, The Battle River Community Foundation, Pro Coro Canada, The University of Alberta Mixed Chorus, and numerous individual donors to our choral cause.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for students and seniors and $45 for a family. Tickets are only available at the door. For further information, call the Augustana Music Office, ph 780-679-1532.


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