Avalon Singers Prepare for Winter Concert

Since its inception in 1999, the Avalon Singers have been performing twice a year for the pleasure of the community.

Stephanie McBride info@stephmcbride.com
Publié le 6 décembre 2016

Avalon Singers performing at 2016 spring concert.

©Nora Quinn

Under the trusty direction of Pamela Selkirk the Avalon Singers are to present two well-loved works from the eighteenth century choral repertoire on Saturday, December 17th. “After the dark days of Fall, there's nothing like glorious music to raise our spirits,” says group member Nora Quinn about the upcoming concert.

During the first half of the program, the choir is to sing Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's joyful Magnificat, a piece in six short movements. A Christmas time favourite, Magnificat, also known as the “Song of Mary”, is a hymn of praise and thanksgiving sung by the Virgin Mary. For the second half, the choir will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Vespers, a musical setting of evening service, traditionally held around twilight. “Laudate Dominum, the fifth movement of the Vespers, begins with one of the most beautiful soprano solos composed by Mozart and will be familiar to many audience members,” explains Quinn.

To complete the evening, the choir will send guests on the way with two songs sure to put everyone in the mood to celebrate the holidays. On the evening of the concert the Avalon Singers will be accompanied by the chamber orchestra. The concert will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 8:00 P.M at Grove Hall (165 Châteauguay Street, Huntingdon). Tickets are $15 and may be bought at the door or in advance from choir members.