Northern Lights Chamber Choir presents ‘Reflections’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Northern Lights Chamber Choir presents ‘Reflections’. The songs selected for this concert mirror life’s myriad of experiences. It invites us to reflect on our lives and on the human condition. From birth to death and rebirth, through love and loss, struggle and joyful companionship, we are invited ultimately to celebrate and to savour the gift of being alive.

Song selections range from ‘Sestina: Lagrime D’Amante al Sepolcro dell’Amata’ (Tears of the lover at the tomb of the beloved) by Claudio Monteverdi, which expresses the composer’s deep grief at the loss of his wife in 1607, to ‘Where Your Bare Foot Walks’ by David Child; inspired by the beautiful imagery poems of Rumi, Child composed this song to be premiered at his wedding and dedicated to his wife. Like much of Rumi’s mystic poetry, the song expresses longing for the experience of union with what is divine.

Performances are being held at; Sorrento (St. Mary’s Church) on Sunday, March 2nd  at 2:30 p.m., in Salmon Arm (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church) on Friday March 7th  at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 16th at 2:30 p.m., in Vernon at Trinity United Church on Sunday, March 9th  at 2:30p.m.

Tickets are $15 each (SHUGO tickets are welcome). Ticket outlet information can be found on their website at www.northernlightschamberchoir.ca

Founded in 2009, the Northern Lights Chamber Choir takes pride in presenting the finest choral music to Shuswap Audiences. Concert repertoire includes a variety of styles from classical Baroque to contemporary jazz and ethnic world music including many Canadian compositions.  Particular emphasis is placed on “art songs”, that is, poetic pieces with beautiful images painted musically. Our concerts are held in small venues with lively acoustics, chosen for an intimate experience with the audience.

Director Steve Guidone aims for excellent tonal quality, precision and emotional expressiveness in every selection. Each concert includes music that “stretches” the choir. The shared goal of this choir is to strive for excellence. Please join us on this journey.

Now in its fifth season, the choir has matured into a cohesive ensemble of dedicated singers with a well-blended sound under the guidance of the choir’s founder, Steve Guidone. The choir has grown from nine to 19 members. In April 2012, NLCC was awarded a “mark of distinction” by the Shuswap Music Festival Society.

For more info  http://www.northernlightschamberchoir.ca/ or call 250-832-4103

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