Concert Season 2016-2017 … in review
Our December 2016 concert brought you choruses from some of the greatest choral literature of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. Our programme opened with G. F. Handel’s Coronation Anthem No. 4 “My Heart Is Inditing”, composed for the 1727 coronation of King George II and Queen Caroline with all the ceremonial grandeur so typical of the musical master. Other works included choral excerpts from “Magnificat” by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, “Christmas Oratorio” by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Handel’s “Messiah”. We concluded the first portion of the concert with the “Hallelujah Chorus”.
The second half was devoted entirely to the music of the holiday season from the carols of John Rutter to everyone’s favourite traditional sing-alongs.
In May 2017 we performed a “Mozart plus” concert featuring two sacred works by the celebrated composer. The concert opened with his Missa brevis in F, KV 192 written in 1774; this work is of particular interest in his treatment of the Credo. Next on the programme was his Vesperae solennes de confessore KV 339 written in 1780; this was to be the last choral composition he would write for the Salzburg Cathedral.
The “plus” portion of the concert was a collection of motets and madrigals by Palestrina, Arcadelt, Passereau et al., as well as contemporary works by such composers as Rutter and Sirett.
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New singers are welcome. Practices are held in Pointe-Claire on Monday evenings from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Please see Auditions for more details.