Avalon Singers to Celebrate the Sea in Spring Concert

Avalon Singers have been performing an array of works ranging from the anonymous to all the great composers of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods.

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Publié le 31 mai 2016

Avalon Singers host spring concert.

©Nora Quinn

On the Saturday evening of June 4th, the Avalon Singers will take the stage to perform their spring concert under the direction of Pamela Selkirk.

Audience members will experience the sea in all of its moods. Nora Quinn

This year, the choir’s selection of songs will honour the sea. “The sea is a vital part of our world and we have a profound connection to it. People have earned their livelihood from its bounty and lost their lives in its storms. Over the ages, it has been a rich source of inspiration for composers and song writers,” explains Nora Quinn, a member of the group. For this reason, the group will present a program of songs to celebrate the sea.

As well as folk songs from Quebec, the British Isles and the maritime provinces of Canada, the choir will perform art songs and beautiful contemporary arrangements of “The Moon is Distant from the Sea”, an Emily Dickinson poem and “They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships” (based on Psalm 107). “Audience members will experience the sea in all of its moods and be cast away in the deeps, tossed on stormy waves and rocked back to reality by its gentle waters,” added Quinn.

The choir will be accompanied by Scott Bradford on keyboard, Chris Crilly on percussion and Mylaine Masicotte, who is a soprano with the choir, on recorder and flute.

The concert will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 8:00 P.M., at a new venue for the Avalon Singers: Huntingdon’s Grove Hall. Tickets are $15 and may be bought at the door or in advance from choir members.