This month, our WCC video project focuses on choral music from Canada. Dr. Kari Turunen, Artistic Director of the Vancouver Chamber Choir and World Choir Council member from Finland, presents a new video series about the diverse world of Canadian choral music and composers. Enjoy Kari’s introduction as well as his selection of interesting and fascinating Canadian choral pieces as listed below:
R. Murray Schafer’s Garden of Bells is an excellent, yet less-known example of Schafer’s idiosyncratic style based on graphic scores, aletoric passages and beautiful soundscapes.
Stephen Chatman’s There will be stars is a fine example of Chatman’s choral style: fluent, well-constructed, harmonically and melodically pleasing.
Imant Raminsh’ Ubi caritas is traditional in the best sense of the word: accessible, yet demanding skill and musicality.
A beautiful, idiomatic choral work by conductor-composer Ramona Luengen from British Columbia.
The strong and haunting Pacem by Don Macdonald deserves much broader recognition!
The Video Project of the World Choir Council will continue with one issue every month, where you will find tips, debates and interviews, new repertoire and focus on specific areas of the choral music.
Stay tuned on https://interkultur.tv/world-choir-council
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