Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum presents The Joy of Singing

Monday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s United Church, Coburg & Robie, Halifax

Admission: By donation

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in March of 2020, the question every musical ensemble had to consider was: How do we keep going? Because choristers are inherently creative people, the answer kept changing to suit the requirements of the moment. Some rehearsals included eight members only, live-streamed to the rest of the choir. Other rehearsals were for larger groups, but always distanced, always masked. As anyone who has tried it knows, singing through a mask is difficult at the best of times. But everything becomes easier when you approach the task with positivity and a sense of humour.

And now, for the first time since the fall of 2019, we’re able to perform for you again. This performance is titled “The Joy of Singing”, because throughout these difficult times, it is the joy we feel being in each others’ presence, singing beautiful music, that has sustained us. Our performance will include excerpts from J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass and the opening chorus of BWV 61:Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. We will also perform two choruses each from “Solomon” (Handel) and “Higgaion: Images of Hope and Fear” (Ewer), as well as Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful “Lux Aeterna.”

For more information, please contact Laurie Ewer: ewer.laurie@gmail.com