Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Choral Concert, with host Peter Togni Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

Seventeen Voyces perform a Journey of Ireland

This week on Choral Concert Peter Togni will feature the group Seventeen Voyces. This Ottawa based group is small, eccentric and sings repertoire that is off the beaten track. 

Seventeen voices is the brainchild of their director Kevin Reeves who puts together musical programs that are truly unique. They regularly feature 17th century rarities from the likes of John Blow and Antonio Bononcini and they just finished presenting an unusual celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens - with the songs of the roving vendors on the streets of London.

What makes this choir noteworthy is how Reeves uses its small size to great advantage. In concert they are tight, flexible and can serve up a wonderfully supple sound. He has honed this group into a fine chamber choir, one that can turn on a dime and deliver a big, full sound that will make you stand up and listen.

This Sunday you will hear them do a program called the Journey of Ireland, where they dig into choral music written by Irish composers. You will hear more of Reeve’s off the beaten track discoveries with songs like "My Love is an Arbutis" by Charles Standford and "Oculi Ominum" by Charles Wood.

You’ll also hear the choral magic of Edmonton’s “Kokopelli”,  and the beautiful Mass in F by the 17 year old Franz Schubert – a bright, lovely and sunny work perfect for a Sunday in late spring.
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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