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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Amadeus Choir presents "Amadeus Choir and Friends" on Saturday, November 8.

Toronto's acclaimed Amadeus Choir, conducted by Artistic Director Lydia Adams, launches its 34th season ĺ─˙Music for Lifeĺ─¨ with a concert entitled ĺ─˙AMADEUS CHOIR and FRIENDSĺ─¨ on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 at 7:30, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto.

For this exciting season opener, the Amadeus Choir welcomes special friends The Gerald Fagan Singers and the Fanshawe Chorus, conducted by Gerald Fagan; plus featured guest artists soprano Leslie Fagan; tenor Darryl Edwards; baritone Mark Pedrotti; pianists Ruth Watson Henderson and Peter MacDonald; and The Bach Childrenĺ─˘s Chorus with its director Linda Beauprłę.

Two totally different works by two totally different composers are brought together to form a program that is uniquely complementary. The award-winning Canadian composer Ruth Watson Henderson was commissioned by the Amadeus Choir in 1991 to write a major work that would use the same forces as German composer Carl Offĺ─˘s scenic cantata Carmina Burana, and she did just that. Voices of Earth was written for three choirs, and combines poetry of Archibald Lampman with verses from Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi. Two pianos and percussion will join the Amadeus Choir to present exciting, earthy, dramatic and always beautiful music.

Tickets: $35.00 General seating. To order, call the Amadeus Choir: 416-446-0188.

For more information about the Choirĺ─˘s 2008/09 concert series, visit: www.amadeuschoir.com

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