Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Saturday, May 26, 2012

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Peter Togni SUNDAY, May 27, 2012 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

This week on Choral Concert we will feature SMAM (Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal) performing in the Darling Foundry - the heart of Montreal’s contemporary art scene.

The Darling Foundry is an industrial artspace that has become the center of the contemporary art scene in Montreal. It’s raw, urban and edgy.

This Sunday on Choral Concert Peter Togni brings SMAM and the 17th century choral masterworks of Ugolini, Victoria and Benevolo into the heart of the foundry.

It’s a brilliant juxtaposition the catches you off guard. How could music designed for the glorious environments of Europe’s great cathedrals work in such a place as this? The answer is not in the look of the space but in the sound. The foundry’s acoustics are lush, rich, and resonant, and the full surround sound experience and striking contrast of the old and new only serves to enhance the power of the music.
You will also hear the latest CD release on ECM records of the Hilliard ensemble, a beautiful review of the Russian-Isreali composer Boris Yoffe, featuring the Hilliard ensemble and the Rosamunde string quartet.

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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