VIA CRUCIS: a quiet interlude on the threshold of spring
PRO CORO CANADA CONSORT (choir), MICHAEL ZAUGG (conductor), with special guest ROGER ADMIRAL (piano)
Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m.
Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus, Camrose
Tickets available at the door
Pro Coro Canada and the Music Division of the Augustana Campus, University of Alberta invite you to experience one hour of respite in the acoustically splendorous Faith & Life Chapel as the 8 singers of Pro Coro Canada Consort and pianist Roger Admiral perform VIA CRUCIS by Franz Liszt. Conductor Michael Zaugg will lead the musical work, which tells of the Fourteen Stations of the Cross depicting the Passion of Christ, starting with his condemnation to death and ending with his body being laid in the tomb. This concert is designed to provide a quiet interlude on the threshold of spring. VIA CRUCIS promises to be an afternoon that facilitates reflection through music.
Pro Coro Canada and its sub-ensemble CONSORT is under the direction of Artistic Director, Michael Zaugg. 2014-2015 is the 34th season since the inception of Pro Coro Canada.
Pro Coro Canada has the great fortune to have, in its own membership, some of the finest singers in Alberta, many of whom have gone on to distinguish themselves as soloists, such as Nathan Berg, Wendy Humphries, Frances Jellard, Michael Meraw, Linda Perillo and John Tessier. Pro Coro Canada also enjoys joining with choirs from around the world, and has performed with Calgary Boys’ Choir, Elmer Iseler Singers (Toronto), Richard Eaton Singers (Edmonton), Schola Cantorum Choirs (Edmonton), Stockholm Chamber Choir, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Swedish Radio Choir, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir (Toronto), University of Alberta Madrigal Singers, Vancouver Chamber Choir, and Winnipeg Singers.
Pro Coro Canada is a resident ensemble at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, one of North America’s finest concert halls. In addition to a subscription concert series in Edmonton, the choir performs regional concerts in surrounding Alberta centres, and tours have been undertaken to Europe and Eastern Canada. The ensemble has served as demonstration choir for various choral festivals, has conducted vocal master classes with such vocal stars as Emma Kirkby and Catherine Robbin, and has run a touring program of choral education for primary and secondary schools.