Past Events - Songs of Farewell

Songs of Farewell

Saturday November 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn St., Oakville
Sunday November 25, 2018 at 3 p.m., MacNeill Baptist Church, 1145 King St. West, Hamilton

To honour the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Strata has prepared a collection of choral gems aptly entitled Songs of Farewell. Central to this concert is Requiem by Canadian composer Eleanor Daley, which features both traditional and contemporary lyrics. This poignant and uplifting work was awarded the 1994 National Choral Award for Outstanding Choral Composition of the year by the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, and it is not to be missed.
Also on the program is Ēriks Ešenvalds’ musical setting of the poem Only in Sleep, by Sara Teasdale. The poem, which describes an old woman’s dreams where her childhood friends come to life, is beautifully expressed in song as the composer recreates the wistful memories of youth.
Other notable and touching selections are The Ground by Ola Gjeilo, Alleluia by Randall Thompson, Kontakion by Stephanie Martin, Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré, and arrangements of three familiar folk songs: The Parting Glass, Four Strong Winds, and Loch Lomond.

* Photo credit for the pictures in the gallery below goes to to Bruce Papky.

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