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Pro Coro Canada in Concert: A ⟺ Part-Songs

Oct. 18, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. MDT

Our first concert of the 20.21 season features the choir in groups of four singers. Each of our six ensembles will present 3 to 4 part-songs and newly written works by Alberta composers.

The performance will start at 3:00 p.m. Tune-in starting at 2:30 p.m. for a behind the scenes look and an introduction by our artistic director.

In August, Pro Coro rehearsed and recorded 8 new works by Edmonton composers. We’re very excited about premiering a selection of the compositions via livestream on October 18. You will hear music by Jane Berry, Stuart Beatch, John Estacio, Allan Gilliland, Laura Hawley, and Colin Eatock. A special feature is the world-premiere of Evening Song by Allan Bevan, with Roger Admiral at the piano.

We're presenting British composers of part songs include R. J. S. Stevens, Henry Smart and George Alexander Macfarren, who was renowned for his Shakespearean settings. Around the turn of the 20th century in the heyday of the part song, Hubert Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford and Edward Elgar were the principal exponents ad will also be featured alongside contemporaries across the channel, including Charles Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and Camille Saint-Saëns