Song of the Earth – 30th Anniversary Concert and Celebration of Song
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON.
This 30th anniversary spring programme by the Bach Children’s Chorus and Bach Chorus Youth Choir will focus on the timely themes of taking care of the earth, its creatures, and each other. The opening song of the movie, Frozen, which uses a Sami chant calling people together, will begin the concert. Songs exploring water will include the light-hearted “Singing in the Rain,” complete with umbrella choreography; R. Murray Schafer’s spell-binding “Miniwanka,” or “Moments of Water,” and Malcolm Dalglish’s adaptation of an energetic fiddle tune into “Sail Away.” From our youngest to our oldest choristers, all our BCC and BCYC singers will join together to sing a wonderful new arrangement by Canadian Mark Sirett of Pete Seeger’s timeless “Where Have All the Flower’s Gone?” Joni Mitchell’s saucy “Big Yellow Taxi,” sung in an a cappella arrangement, will remind us that we need to value our trees, rather than parking lots; and Eleanor Daley’s wonderful “Lake Isle of Innisfree” will take us to a place beyond the grey pavements. The words of Roger Whittacre’s touching, “I Am But a Small Voice,” sung by our trebles, will sum up our hopes for the future.
Artistic Director, Linda Beaupré.
Pianist, Eleanor Daley.
Bach Children’s Chorus and Bach Chorus Youth Choir
Tickets: $35/$40 available through Ticketmaster or in person at TCA box office.