Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Choral Concert with host Peter Togni, September 4, 2011 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NL) on CBC Radio 2

This Sunday Peter Togni wraps up the summer in St. John’s Newfoundland, with the second concert in a special two-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.

Tune in this week to hear what Festival 500 is doing with small vocal ensembles. It’s in the tight, exposed harmonies of vocal quartets, quintets and sextets where choristers get to hone their craft. You’ve got to be good to make it work – and on Sunday you’ll hear three groups that can really pull it off: “Vocado” from Sweden, “Extra” from St FX University in Antigonish, NS and “Afterglow” from St. John’s.

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