Both choirs in province for conductors conference in Halifax
ProCoro Canada and the Toronto Children's Chorus will perform in Amherst on May 13 and May 20 respectively.
ProCoro Canada and the Toronto Children's Chorus will perform in Amherst on May 13 and May 20 respectively.Tickets are available at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church or from choir members.
AMHERST – Music at Trinity, the community concert series at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, is presenting A Spring Choral Festival, featuring two internationally acclaimed Canadian choirs.
On Tuesday, May 13, the Alberta professional choir ProCoro Canada will perform in the sanctuary of the Amherst Church while one week later, on Tuesday, May 20, the fabulous Toronto Children’s Chorus will perform.
Pure floating voices, remarkable intonation and the performance of a variety of choral music from Early Renaissance to the Avant-garde combine to create Pro Coro Canada – one of the country’s foremost professional chamber choirs.
Founded in 1980 by Alberta native Michel Marc Gervais, the choir was conceived in the Swedish choral tradition of Eric Ericson, emphasizing pure tone quality and carefully matched vowel production.
Following an international search that spanned seven countries and four continents, Swiss born Michael Zaugg was appointed artistic director and principal conductor in 2011.
In his nearly two seasons Michael’s repertoire selection and work with the sound of the choir has garnered standing ovations and growing audiences wherever they sing.
Now in its 36th season, the Toronto Children’s Chorus is recognized as one of the finest treble choirs in the world.
The TCC is committed to the enrichment of children’s lives through the discipline, teamwork and unique camaraderie of fine choral singing.
Under the direction of native New Zealand conductor, Elise Bradley, the choir’s vast repertoire embraces diverse cultures and traditions and covers an extensive range of musical genres.
The TCC has commissioned many new Canadian works that have greatly influenced the treble voice repertoire.
Concert times are 7:30 pm and tickets can be purchased from church choir members, and from the church office.
Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, but for the Toronto Children’s Chorus, tickets will only be $5 in order that all children who would like to attend will have the opportunity.
Both choirs are in Nova Scotia as part of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors’ Podium 2014 conference in Halifax.