DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Earthrise”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Earthrise.” Here’s the program: Henry Purcell – Hear My Prayer, O Lord Nicholas Ryan Kelly – Loam Jeff Enns – Moonset R. Murray Schafer – Epitaph for Moonlight Nicholas Ryan Kelly – Earthrise Leonard Enns – This Thirsty Land* Frank Ticheli – There Will Be Stars Special guests […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Dear Mother Earth”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir concert “Dear Mother Earth.” Here’s the program: In the Beginning — Aaron Copland * I Heard the Bird Cry — Kathryn Rose *** As On Wings — Leonard Enns Storm Birds — Maria Case *** The Passing of the Year — Jonathan Dove ** Dear Mother Earth — Leonard […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Be Like a Bird”

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I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Be Like a Bird.” Here’s the program: Be Like a Bird — Abbie Betinis One Ruby-throated Moment — Leonard Enns Mid-Winter Songs — Morten Lauridsen * Lament for Pasiphae Like Snow She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep Mid-Winter Waking Intercession in Late October Ondine (Prelude, Book 2, No. […]

O Canada

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Here’s our national anthem, played virtually by the KW Symphony… O Canada – Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

DaCapo Choir’s “Life and love and wings”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “life and love and wings.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Lux aeterna — Edward Elgar From a Distant Star — Jeff Enns Let My Love Be Heard — Jake Runestad I thank You God for most this amazing day — […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “The Sun’s Birthday”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “The Sun’s Birthday.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Hymn of the Cherubim — Leonard Enns Cathedrals in the Sand (from Castles in the Sand) — Kevin Lau* Khorurd Metz — Vahram Sarkissian O nata lux — Morton Lauridsen Cantique de […]

KW Symphony’s “Czech Hits”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert “Czech Hits.” Here’s the program: Bedrich Smetana Ma vlast (My homeland) The Moldau Sarka Bob Becker Music On The Moon* Dinuk Wijeratne Invisible Cities* Valdrada Ersilia Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88 The only piece I knew was the Smetana, and it was glorious — […]

KW Symphony’s “The Firebird”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert titled “The Firebird.” It was the 1st concert in their 2019-20 season, so they started with “O Canada.” Here’s the program: Kikimora, op. 63 — Anatoi Liadov Sinfonia concertante for violoncello & Orchestra, op. 125 — Serge Prokofiev The Enchanted Lake, op. 62 — Anatoi Liadov Suite (1919 version) […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “There Will Be Rest”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “There Will Be Rest.” This was the last concert of their 20th anniversary season, and they welcomed back 35 alumni to sing 4 pieces with them — I was part of this alumni choir. Here’s the program: Timothy Corlis – Still Stephanie Martin – They will pass through […]

What’s the name of that piano piece

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There’s this pianist named Vinheteiro who has 3 million subscribers on YouTube. Why? Because he posts unique videos. Like this one, where he plays the beginning of 100 pieces that you might have heard but might not know the name. He provides the name and composer. I love the expression on his face. 100 Songs […]