Announcing an Advent festival of music and poetry: Voices of Light
The Guelph Chamber Choir brings an Advent festival of music and poetry, Voices of Light to St. George’s Anglican Church on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 8 pm.
As our nights become longer, music and poetry bring light into a world of darkness. Enjoy the sound of voices, organ and brass heralding the time of Christmas along with seasonal readings that will bring smiles and evoke fond memories.
Come prepared to sing along with familiar carols, with an opportunity to perform the Hallelujah Chorus as part of an expanded chorus of volunteers amidst the choir!
A special feature of the evening will be the warm and enveloping sounds of Musica Viva Brass. Conductor Gerald Neufeld noted,
“Brass instruments have a special way of heralding the Christmas season with their clear, bright tones. We have created a concert that will present familiar Christmas favourites, but will also feature works of nuanced beauty, new to both audience and choir.”
The evening will feature Halley’s Voices of Light with virtuosic flute and piano accompaniment, Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata for choir, brass and organ, Whitacre’s charming Lux aurumque, and Silver’s humorous The Twelve Days After Christmas. Choir members will present poetry and readings throughout the evening.
Voices, brass and the exceptional talent of Christopher Dawes on St. George’s majestic pipe organ will join together to provide a wonderful evening of joyous music and good cheer.
Single tickets are now available for only $25 each or 4 or more for only $20. We encourage young adults to attend with $10 tickets for students and those 30 and under and only $5 for youth with the popular eyeGO programme.
Single tickets are available through choir or board members, through the River Run Centre by calling
519-763-3000 or online at www.riverrun.ca .
To discover more, please visit their website at www.guelphchamberchoir.ca or call 519-836-5103.
Special thanks to their community-engaged concert sponsors: Lawrence and Carol Jones along with soloist sponsors: Knar Jewellery and Macquarie Private Wealth.