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Les Chansons des Roses
St. Andrews United Church (corner of Coburg and Robie)
Halifax, NS
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Les Chansons des Roses
Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum Presents Les Chansons des Roses
the Music of Morten Lauridsen

Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum presents:
Morten Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses  the Music of Morten Lauridsen
Monday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrews United Church, Coburg & Robie, Halifax
Tickets: $25 regular /$20 for students available at Dalhousies Fountain School of Performing Arts, from
choristers, online at brownpapertickets.com, or at the door.
American choral composer Morten Lauridsen composed his 5-movement set Les Chansons des Roses in
1993. All movements are settings of poetry by the Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke.
In each movement, Lauridsen captures the sometimes playful, sometimes serious nature of the poetry
through adventurous and complex harmonies that have become the hallmark of his compositional style. The
final movement, Dirait-on, is the most well-known of the set. Also featured on the program is the world
premeire of Ave Maria, composed by chorister Richard Gooch. This work for double chorus takes as its
inspiration the soaring choral styles established by Palestrina, di Lasso, and others. The choir will also
perform music by J.S. Bach (Lobet den Herrn), Vaughan Williams (O Clap Your Hands), Elgar (Ave
Verum), and others. Our performance on December 9 will feature soloist Patrick Simms (tenor), and the
Halifax Boys Honour Choir, conducted by Pamela Burton. Tara Scott is the accompanist for Dalhousie
Collegium Cantorum, and the performance will be conducted by Gary Ewer.

Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum is an 80-voice community choir, directed by Gary Ewer, and accompanied
by Tara Scott.


St. Andrews United Church (corner of Coburg and Robie) (View)
6036 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS B4C 3L3



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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