Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Peter Togni SUNDAY, May 20, 2012 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

Podium: Canada’s Choral Celebration

On Choral Concert this Sunday the show is all about Podium, the big choral event that’s happening over the weekend in Ottawa. There will be hundreds of people gathered there to take in Canada’s gathering of choral music lovers – both amateur and professional.

It happens every two years somewhere in Canada, and if you are a choral person it is definitely the place to be. Workshops, lectures, concerts, galas, competitions…. It’s all packed into a non-stop schedule that will satisfy even the most ardent chorister.

Everyone is going to sing their hearts out. Then they are going figure out ways to sing even more over the year ahead, and then they are going to sing again, and finally at the end of all this they will leave completely exhausted but deliriously happy.

So this Sunday you will hear some of the choirs featured on Podium, including Newfoundland’s quintessential vocal ensemble, the Hamilton children’s choir and the great Elmer Iseler Singers.

All that plus a special concert from Ottawa with the Ottawa Bach Choir, who are also featured at Podium. The Ottawa Bach Choir has come into their own over the past few years, performing a full range of repertoire at a higher and higher level. This week they tackle the beautiful and innovative world of the great Italian renaissance master Claudio Monteverdi.

Don’t forget to check out the Choral Concert blog on CBCmusic. You will see our special edition blogs on the Sir Ernest Macmillan award and on all the other events taking place at Podium.

Choral Concert: the Podium edition. Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2.

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