What an immeasurable gift music is! Music moves us, enlightens us, makes us dance, makes us cry. Music from our own time is especially significant, because it expresses our own concerns, our own discoveries, our own emotional responses to the world around us.
Pax Christi Chorale’s 2013-14 season is unique in that every piece on our programme was composed in the 21st or 20th centuries.
Our spring concert features the True North Brass in Jean Langlais’ zesty Missa Salve Regina and a new work written by me. We’ll also highlight The Peaceable Kingdom, a sonorous, a cappella work by American composer Randall Thompson, and the Messe Basse for women’s voices by Gabriel Fauré. Well be presenting this concert twice: on April 26 in Kitchener and April 27 in Toronto.
Thank you for your support of our first two concerts of the season.
Our first concert highlighted fresh expressions of traditional faith in our Great Canadian Hymn Competition. On October 6th we presented the most successful entries to the contest.
At Christmastime we performed two beautiful works: Finzi’s In Terra Pax, and Willan’s Mystery of Bethlehem. Both are thoughtful meditations on the birth of Christ with masterful orchestration and choral writing.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at Passion & Peace in April. We’ll be announcing our 2014-15 season then too, and have some exciting plans in store!
All the best,