UPDATE FROM THE ELORA SINGERS
The Elora Singers, led by Artistic Director Mark Vuorinen, have been nominated for a JUNO award for their recording Radiant Dawn: Music for Advent and Christmas. They are nominated alongside an esteemed list of notable orchestras and ensembles in the category “Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble”. The JUNO Awards will be announced on Monday, March 13 in Edmonton.
The Singers recorded the album during the pandemic as soon as they were able to safely do so. “It was really exciting for us to have the experience of singing together more normally again after so long,” Vuorinen said. “That in itself was thrilling, after having had to wear masks and sing apart from each other during the first year of the pandemic. We are so honoured to be nominated for a JUNO for this project, and we are delighted to be included in the company of so many other wonderful ensembles in this category.”
Now in its 43rd season, The Elora Singers are recognized as one of Canada’s finest professional chamber choirs and are the ensemble-in-residence every summer at the Elora Festival. Choral music lovers may experience the masterful sound of The Elora Singers at their upcoming concerts in March and April in Kitchener and Guelph, as well as at this summer’s Elora Festival in July.
Baroque Meditations will be performed at St Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener on Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 pm. The program begins with the haunting and seldom-heard Stabat Mater by the early baroque Italian composer Agostino Steffani and concludes with the young Handel’s Dixit Dominus, written while he lived briefly in Rome at the beginning of the 18th Century.
Arvo Pärt’s Passio will be performed at St. George’s Anglican Church in Guelph on Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. This stunning work is a setting of the Passion text according to St. John, filled with theological symbolism and celestial beauty. The concert begins with Sir James MacMillan’s stunning cappella setting of Psalm 51, Miserere.
Tickets to The Elora Singers’ spring concerts and copies of their JUNO-nominated CD may be purchased online at www.elorasingers.ca , by calling The Elora Singers’ office at (519) 846-0331 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . The recording may also be purchased through most streaming platforms.
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