Nordklang: Sounds from the North
Posted on March 2, 2016 by Christopher Thrall
Wednesday, 6 April, 2016, 7:30 pm Faith & Life Chapel University of Alberta – Augustana Campus, Camrose Tickets $20/$15 Available at the door On Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm in the Augustana Campus Chapel in Camrose, the University of Alberta – Augustana Choir presents their term-end concert entitled Nordklang: Sounds from the North. The …
Wednesday, 6 April, 2016, 7:30 pm
Faith & Life Chapel
University of Alberta – Augustana Campus, Camrose
Available at the door
On Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm in the Augustana Campus Chapel in Camrose, the University of Alberta – Augustana Choir presents their term-end concert entitled Nordklang: Sounds from the North.
The concert features a number of works by Canadian composers, including Matthew Emery’s 2014 prize winning composition “The Lover’s Chant”, “Four Herrick Songs” (texts by Robert Herrick) by Regina composer David L McIntyre, and two works by Ontario composer and Jeff Enns.
Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds haunting composition “Northern Lights” features the choir singing and playing hand-chimes and wine-glasses! Welsh composer Paul Mealor’s “A Spotless Rose” is also featured.
Joining The Augustana Choir at this concert is the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus men’s choir Mannskor. These men will bring some nautical mirth to this land-locked concert.
The Augustana Choir is the auditioned chamber choir on our campus. A strong choral tradition on the Augustana Campus dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Currently under the direction of Dr. John Wiebe, The Augustana Choir is considered to be one of Western Canada’s most successful undergraduate university choirs. The Augustana Choir studies and performs a wide variety of quality choral literature drawn from all musical periods and styles, including recent compositions and commissions. An active touring tradition has led The Augustana Choir to perform satisfying concerts for local, national, and international audiences. In May 2014 The Augustana Choir was honoured to accept an invitation to perform at Podium 2014, the national choral conference of Choral Canada.
Mannskor is the male choir at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus in Camrose. Comprised of community and student singers, it too provides an opportunity for singers of any level to experience the camaraderie and joy of choral singing.
For more information contact the Augustana Fine Arts Office (ph. 780 679 1532) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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