ANTIPHONS - From Hildegard von Bingen to Lloyd Burritt
An Antiphon, in Christian music and ritual, is a respond sung by a choir or congregation to a psalm or other text in a religious service or musical work. Today, Antiphony is used to describe any call and response style of singing.
This special concert puts a twist on this medieval concept with musical selections covering nearly a millennium:
Special guest and celebrated actress Joy Coghill will be joined by mezzo-soprano Gayle Shay, saxophonist Julia Nolan and pianist Arlene Shrut to premiere an extended version of Lloyd Burritt's Triptych, poetry by Marilyn Lerch.
In their first appearance at the SONGFIRE Festival, Stellaria, a vocal group devoted to the music of the Renaissance directed by Derrick Christian, will offer a selection that alternates Renaissance music from Byrd, Bennet and Batheson with the world premiere from Burritt, on a text by Blaser, of The Faerie Queene.
EnChor, directed by Carrie Tennant, embraces the more modern interpretation of Antiphony with repertoire from Canadian composers and Canadian Folk Songs. Soprano Phoebe MacRae merges together two very contrasting works by Hildegard von Bingen and Sofia Gubaidulina in a unique Antiphon for solo voice.
West Vancouver United Church (View)
2062 Esquimalt Ave
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1S4
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