The Aeolian Singers present VERITAS

Three top Canadian composers.
Three brilliant new compositions.

Performances can be attended in person at St. Andrew’s United Church in Halifax, or live streamed.

The Aeolian Singers are celebrating our 45th season doing what we love most: championing the voices of Canadian women in music. Our ambitious VERITAS program will be split across three different concerts held on November 14, 29, and December 13. Each concert will feature a unique world premiere by one of three Canadian female composers commissioned by the choir. To make this event even more special, every performance will also include a collaborative demonstration led by its corresponding composer, giving audience members the chance to develop a deeper connection to this creative choral experience. In addition to each world premiere, the choir will also perform past program favourites and festive seasonal selections.

Our composers will also be hosting a virtual composer workshop for arts community professionals, emerging composers and interested students on November 15.


Latin for “truth”, VERITAS embodies just how widely the truth is open to interpretation. Through their commissions, our composers have explored the theme of truth and allowed it to lead them down wildly different creative paths: Frances Farrell draws inspiration from the rose as a symbol of truth, something that can be stripped away petal by petal, then flourish in the most unexpected places. Marie‑Claire Saindon examines truth in the era of fake news, anti-vaxxers, deep-fake technology, and you-know-who. Carmen Braden challenges us to experience truth through the eyes of a child, with ever-evolving memories and impressions.

Join us as we embark on this opportunity to seek truth and share wisdom through spectacular shared choral experiences.


Veritas I: with composer Frances Farrell
Saturday, November 14 | 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Composer Workshop with composers Frances Farrell, Marie‑Claire Saindon and Carmen Braden
Sunday, November 15 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Veritas II: with composer Marie-Claire Saindon
Sunday, November 29 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Veritas III: with composer Carmen Braden
Sunday, December 13 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


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