DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Mid-Winter Songs”

I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Mid-Winter Songs.”

As always, the choir is directed by Leonard Enns. Enns says in the program that the “concert is inspired by the physical immensity of the land” of Canada.

The choir was joined by Catherine Robertson on piano (*) and Lance Ouellette on violin (+) for certain pieces.

Here’s the program:

  • Northern Lights — Eriks Ešenvalds
  • I saw eternity — Leonard Enns
  • Earth My Song — Kirke Mechem*
  • Mid-Winter Songs — Morton Lauridsen*
  • This Fragile Web — Christine Donkin*+
  • Stars — Eriks Ešenvalds

In the first and last pieces several choir members played water glasses (created resonance by rubbing their finger around the rim of a glass with a certain amount of water in it).

My favourite piece was Lauridsen’s “Mid-Winter Songs.” From the program: “Lauridsen’s approach here, in this relatively early work, is near Benjamin Britten-ish, and altogether captivating in its musical reading of this marvelous poetry by Robert Graves.”

I previously reviewed DaCapo’s concert “Threshold of Night.”

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