Choral Concert for Haiti, Feb 20, 2010

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST ANGLICAN CHURCH AND AREA SINGERS JOIN FORCES FOR HAITI RELIEF CONCERT

“I Heard A Voice” (Requiem for a Small Country)

Volunteer singers from four area choirs will join forces at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Kitchener, to present a concert in aid of Haiti relief.

On Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm, members of Sine Nomine, Da Capo, Grand Philharmonic of Kitchener, and the Oakville Chamber Ensemble present a concert of Spanish, English and Flemish Renaissance choral music at St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water Street North (at Duke), Kitchener, Ontario.

Admission is by donation and tax credit envelopes for The Primate’s World Relief Fund and the Mennonite Central Committee will be available for anyone donating $20.00 or more.

The focus on sacred Renaissance choral music was chosen specifically because of its consistent references to Jerusalem, symbolically indicating a beloved homeland, as well as multiple references in the texts to light and rest — images and ideas which resonate profoundly with the current situation in Haiti.

All of the musicians involved have a long history with unaccompanied singing and a passion for the Renaissance style of choral music. The combined 18-voice choir also includes a visitor from Chicago who, upon learning of the program, decided to make the 10 hour drive up to Kitchener, just to be able to participate.

The public is warmly invited to come and hear exquisite and rarely performed music, presented by singers from some of the area’s finest choral ensembles, all for an excellent cause.

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