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The University of Guelph Choirs will sing music from a wide range of styles, including the world premiere of The Farmer Needs the Rain by Roy Forbes, in a choral setting by Larry Nickel. This is a Relaxed Performance, meaning that accessibility for all is a priority.
Join the University of Guelph Symphonic Choir and Gryphon Singers at their upcoming concert, presented by the School of Fine Art & Music. Soloists include Karla Oxley, Larissa Abrams-Ogg, Matthew Oxley. At the piano, Betty Maher will recreate the sounds of a symphony orchestra .
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs till approximately 9:15 p.m.
Our concert, entitled “The Singing Spirit”, celebrates many traditions, through which we express our hopes and dreams. The first half of the concert features a major piece called Requiem aeternum (which means Eternal Rest in Latin) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Each movement has its own character, ranging from a lullaby to a highly dramatic judgement scene, and including glorious depictions of eternal light, shining through the darkness of human despair.
The second half of the concert also features a piece about eternity (Lux aeterna), but also the lighter side of music: a Maritime folk song about a cow that gets stuck in the mud, and a spoof on classical music with all its prim traditions. The concert gets its name – The Singing Spirit – from a lovely poem that we’ll be singing set to the music of Toronto composer Sheldon Rose. The evening culminates in the moving Blues of Roy Forbes, the Vancouver singer-songwriter whose soulful voice expresses the trials of farmers in western Canada. Larry Nickel has captured the essence of Forbes in this new setting for the University of Guelph Choirs.
- Adults – $15
- Students and seniors – $10
- Children under 12 – FREE
We understand that cost can be a barrier to the arts for some people. Therefore, we are making a number of free tickets available. To request a free ticket for this concert, please contact Charlotte Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org.