Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Peter Togni Sunday, November 11, 2012 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

20 years of remembrance with Vancouver’s Chor Leoni

For the past 20 years, Vancouver's all men's choir Chor Leoni have presented annual Remembrance Day concerts.

These concerts have struck a chord so deeply with audiences that Chor Leoni has to present three performances just to accommodate interest and often, they are so popular that still people are turned away at the door for lack of room.

Their conductor Diane Loomer says that "while the theme and choice of repertoire may have gradually changed by focusing more on songs of peace rather than war, our hopes and our goals for this concert have remained consistent throughout these twenty years.  That is, to provide you with a quiet space to openly mourn, grieve, remember, and reflect.  There are times in all of our lives when loss and feelings of grief seem impossible to express in words.  We hope it helps to say it with music."

For this Remembrance Day Sunday Peter Togni brings us this annual event recorded in a very special studio session with Chor Leoni - created just for Choral Concert.

You will also hear a brand new release of Arvo Part’s Adam's Lament featuring the Latvian Radio Choir.

Don’t forget that CBCMUSIC.CA has lots to offer for classical music lovers, there are 10 classical streams, available 24 / 7. You can also check out the Choral Concert blog plus extensive videos and concerts in all genres.

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