Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, 5221 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax
Tickets: Student $10 advance / $15 door, General $20, Priority Seating $40, Patron $75 available at 902.422.1270 ext. 261, www.kingschorus.com, and at the door.
Nick Halley leads The King’s Chorus in their 5th Anniversary Concert. On the feast of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music, the performance celebrates the Chorus’s five years of accessible, joyful music-making.
“This concert is a celebration of how far we’ve come in just five years. We are proud to be one of Halifax’s most accessible high-calibre choirs, and we want to share that excitement with the rest of the city,” said Halley, director of The King’s Chorus. “I’m honored to be conducting this ambitious concert.”
The concert’s program features G.F. Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum and Morten Laurdisen’s Lux Aeterna. Highlights will include Andrew Pickett, counter-tenor, Shaylan Burkhart, bass, with concertmaster David Greenberg. Grammy award-winning musician Paul Halley will accompany on organ.
Handel’s Te Deum, written in 1743, showcases the composer’s versatility and expressivity.
In Lauridsen’s own words, his Lux Aeterna is “an intimate work of quiet serenity centered around a universal symbol of hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination at all levels.” As the season changes and daylight fades Lauridsen’s work celebrates the return of light.
The King’s Chorus welcomes both beginner and expert singers, bringing together an array of musical knowledge and talent. They produce concerts which have been heralded as, “inspiring, innovative, and jubilant” by one concert-goer.
Director Nick Halley founded the Chorus five years ago with a handful of students who wanted to produce excellent choral music together in a non-competitive and fun environment. Today, the chorus has a membership of 70 students, faculty and staff from Dalhousie and King’s, as well as community members from around Halifax.
To purchase tickets, please phont 902 422 1270 x 261 or visit www.kingschorus.com.
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