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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mozartĺ─˘s Masterpiece to be Performed for the First Time in Barrie

Robert Cooper Joins King Edward Choir for One Night Only



Barrie, ONĺ─ţ Great Mass in C Minor is considered one of Mozartĺ─˘s greatest works, and has never been performed in Barrie. While there are 14 different published versions, Barrieĺ─˘s King Edward Choir will perform the 1959 version considered to be an original. This hour long piece is rarely performed by choirs as it is a very challenging piece which takes longer to learn.

This performance will feature the King Edward Choir with Robert Cooper, one of Canadaĺ─˘s leading choral conductors, as well as a 21 piece orchestra led by concert master David McFadden of the Huronia and Toronto Symphonies. The concert will also feature talented soloists Virginia Hatfield, Laura Albino, Bud Roach, and Giles Tomkins.

ĺ─˙This is a rare opportunity to hear two masterpieces as conducted by special guest Robert Cooper and sung by our talented choir with guests soloists,ĺ─¨ says Barbara McCann, Choir Director.

The performance of Great Mass in C Minor and Poulencĺ─˘s ĺ─˙Gorgeousĺ─¨ Gloria will take place Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Collier Street United Church in Barrie. Additionally, concert sponsor Holiday Inn Barrie is offering a special overnight rate to those that are attending the concert; reservations can be made by contacting the hotel.

King Edward Choirĺ─˘s concert series will end with a special Spring Sing performance on Saturday, May 8, 2010, which will feature familiar choral favourites.


Individual concert tickets are $20 in advance, or $22 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 705-734-0116, or by visiting the following local businesses: MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St; Music Pro, 56 Barrie View Drive, Unit #2; Page & Turners, 123 Dunlop St. East.

Find more information at http://www.kingedwardchoir.org/ or on the Facebook fan page.


About King Edward Choir

King Edward Choir has a long and proud history in Barrie. Since its inception 56 years ago, as a Home and School Choir for parents and teachers of King Edward School in Allandale, the choir has gained the reputation as one of the finest choral groups north of Toronto.

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