LSM Newswire

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

30th Anniversary Concert: Elmer Iseler Singers


30th Anniversary Concert

Friday, April 17, 2009 at 7PM

Metropolitan United Church

For Immediate Release ’Äì Toronto, March 23, 2009: The Elmer Iseler Singers conclude their 30th anniversary celebrations with a glorious concert entitled CELEBRATE! Founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, the Elmer Iseler Singers are one of Canada’Äôs most illustrious professional choral ensembles. On Friday, April 17, the celebrated twenty-voice chamber choir shares the stage with mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig and EIS guest alumni for an evening of stunning music, all under the direction of Lydia Adams, who also celebrates her 10th anniversary as Artistic Director and Conductor. This salute to the ensemble’Äôs 30 year journey (which has featured Canadian composers, the classics, folk, gospel and the first performance of an opera in Cree, among others) features works by Aaron Copland, Benjamin Britten, Imant Raminsh, Srul Irving Glick, Healy Willan and Arthur Honegger.

’ÄúThe choir’Äôs mastery of dynamics, attacks and the other paraphernalia of musical expression gives them the broadest possible palette of hue and colour from the palest tint to the most richly saturated hue.’Äù ’Äì Chronicle Herald

The legacy of the Elmer Iseler Singers has set standards for all choirs. For 30 years the organization has been a leader of excellence in choral singing, in creation and performance of new works and has led the way in touring, broadcasting, recording and performing throughout the small and large centers of Ontario, Canada and U.S. The Elmer Iseler Singers have recorded extensively and have had a profound impact on the international artistic field, with a discography of over 50 recordings. This has been the backbone of repertoire development for conductors and choirs throughout Ontario, Canada and worldwide. Known for the unique beauty of their sound, the Elmer Iseler Singers bring to life exciting repertoire that spans 500 years of great choral music.

Program: In the Beginning ’Äì Aaron Copland

Rejoice in the Lamb ’Äì Benjamin Britten

Magnificat ’Äì Imant Raminsh

Psalm Elegy ’Äì Srul Irving Glick

Lady Motets ’Äì Healy Willan

Laudate Dominum (final movement) ’Äì Arthur Honegger


30th Anniversary Concert

Featuring Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano & Guest Alumni of the Elmer Iseler Singers

Lydia Adams, conductor

Friday, April 17, 2009 at 7PM

Metropolitan United Church: 56 Queen Street East, Toronto

For tickets ($35 Regular and $30 Seniors/Students), call 416 217-0537

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Choral Masses and Noˆ´ls at the time of Louis XV: Louis Grˆ®non.

Choral Masses and Noˆ´ls at the time of Louis XV: Louis Grˆ©non, a composer rediscovered at Le Puy-en-Velay

These four amazingly modern masses by Louis Grˆ©non, presented by the ˆâditions du CMBV and edited by Jean Duron, are the first pieces to be published from the music collection recently discovered at Le Puy-en-Velay Cathedral. The most original of them is probably the Christmas Mass, which parodies popular tunes, as well as themes by Rameau and Mondonville. The Mass in G major and the Petite messe in A major, both in concerted style, and the quite short and more austere Missa quinti toni, also hold some interesting surprises. These masses are all for choir and continuo, and sometimes two concerted bassoons are required.

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Messes et Noˆ´ls pour ch‰ìur au temps de Louis XV : Louis Grˆ©non, un compositeur redˆ©couvert au Puy-en-Velay

Les partitions des 4 messes de Louis Grˆ©non, ˆ©ditˆ©es par Jean Duron au Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, viennent complˆ©ter notre connaissance du rˆ©pertoire sacrˆ© du temps de Louis XV. Ces ‰ìuvres, dont on dˆ©couvrira la grande qualitˆ© musicale et la modernitˆ©, sont les premiˆ®res publications issues de la dˆ©couverte rˆ©cente d'un fonds musical au Puy-en-Velay. La Messe en Noˆ´l, parodiant notamment des thˆ®mes de Rameau et de Mondonville, est probablement la plus originale. La Messe en sol majeur, la Petite messe en la majeur, toutes deux en style concertant, ou la plus austˆ®re mais brˆ®ve Missa quinti toni rˆ©servent ˆ©galement de trˆ®s belles surprises. Toutes se chantent en ch‰ìur avec basse continue, parfois avec deux bassons concertants.

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