ST. CATHARINES – The Avanti Chamber Singers and Brock University Festival Chorus have released a new CD, entitled Voices of Niagara 3: Glorious Light, which features Christmas choral music written by local Niagara composers.
This is a first-time CD release for the 30-voice Avanti Singers and 60-voice Brock Chorus. Conductor and Brock associate professor of music Harris Loewen leads both ensembles, as well as other regional instrumentalists on the recording.
The main work on the CD is the six-movement piece Gloria, composed by Peter Landey, associate professor of music at Brock, and sung in Latin by the combined groups. All of the works on this recording are unpublished and presented here for the first time.
The music on Voices of Niagara 3: Glorious Light was recorded in multiple sessions at St. Mark’s Anglican Church (Niagara-on-the-Lake) in May 2011 and May 2012, and at St. Thomas Anglican Church (St. Catharines) in November 2011.
The CD will be launched Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Avanti Chamber Singers concert happening at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 31 Queenstone Street, St. Catharines.
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The CD will also be on sale at the Brock University Choirs’ performance of Cantemus that takes place Saturday, Nov. 24 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 53 Church Street, St. Catharines.
For more info about this event: http://brocku.ca/calendar-events/20878
The CD is available for online purchase from Brock’s Department of Music (brocku.ca/music) and the Avanti Chamber Singers (avantichambersingers.com).
This is the third CD in the Voices of Niagara series. The previous two CDs by the Niagara Vocal Ensemble, also conducted by Loewen, are also still available.
For more info: Harris J. Loewen, associate professor and conductor, University Choirs and Choral Ensembles-in-Residence, Department of Music, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x3823; firstname.lastname@example.org
(Submitted by Brock University)