Mark Ramsay (our conductor, remember?) has chosen the following compositions for our Tenth Anniversary Program. One from every year would have either made too long a program or not allowed for any new music. Unfortunately, many of these were popular enough to have been selected by choirs in other provinces, using music we had previously been able to borrow. For that reason I’m sending this list to as many participants, past & present, in the hope that a few choirs own some sets and will offer to loan them. Please check!
2008 "Song for Canada” - Paul Halley 12
2009 “Agneau de Dieu” - Rupert Lang 0
2011 “Soon-Ah Will Be Done” - William Dawson 78
2013 “Ubi Caritas” - Maurice Duruffle 80
2014 "Praise His Holy Name!” - Keith Hampton 43
2016 “Berceuse Acadienne” - Gary Ewer 0
In addition to these six favourites, we’ll be performing three brand new compositions, so new that I’m not even going to ask to borrow any.
“I Arise Today” Matthew Emery
“No Time” Susan Brumfield
we have an encore! (which even a small smatter of applause will set into motion)
“Health to the Company” Lori Dolloff
As always, we’re looking for photos. Since this our Tenth Anniversary, the more we have from each year, the better to look back and celebrate.
Now that the registration deadline is closing in, I’ll be sending emails more often — as I remember the details I forgot to add to the previous message.
If you’re not attending this year (gasp!) or for some other reason would like to be removed from my list, please reply to this, giving just your name & email
Contact person for the High Cs Festival.
Now THAT was a great weekend! We learned so much, had a great time socializing and a peak experience during performance with our wonderful, sensitive, humourous director. I wonder if we might even have our party in the big "practice "room or even in the dining area downstairs so we don't harass the non- singers with our inevitable singsong. Emiy Levy-Purdy and Ian Purdy 2016