Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Friday, August 26, 2011

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, August 28, 2011 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

Festival 500 - Sharing the Voices

This Sunday Peter Togni wraps up the summer in St. John’s Newfoundland, with a special 2 part series celebrating the spirit of Festival 500, one of Canada’s most treasured choral festivals.

Singing in Newfoundland and Labrador has been a way of celebrating, mourning, and telling their community's stories for over 500 years. That community spirit is still at the heart of  Festival 500, as St John’s now reaches out beyond its shores to bring in choirs from across Canada and around the world, to celebrate the power of song

This Sunday we’ll hear a the highlights of this year's Festival 500 recorded at the Arts and Culture Centre and Gower Street United Church in St. John's.

You will also hear a full performance of the “Missa in Honorem BVM” (Mass in honour of Mary) by the great Franz Joseph Haydn in a wonderful performance with the Trinity Choir and the Rebel Baroque Orchestra.

Want a feast for the eyes as well as the ears? Check out the Indonesian Cordana Youth Choir from Festival 500  on the Choral Concert blog at:

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