Songs of the British Isles
Favourites and new found gems from the verdant isles
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 @ 8 PM
St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. George’s Ave., North Vancouver
Join us for a tour of a cappella music from the verdant isles from scintillating madrigals to contemporary masterpieces. In a nod to Canada’s historical ties to these islands, we’re thrilled to be premiering a piece by composer-in-residence Chris Sivak the everlasting voices with words by WB Yeats.
Laudate Singers will also be performing this concert presented by the Valley Concert Society in Abbotsford Saturday, May 7, 2016
Our Composer-In-Residence: Chris Sivak!
Laudate Singers is very excited to introduce our Composer-In-Residence for our 20th Anniversary season: Chris Sivak. We’re so pleased Chris’ first two commissions for Laudate the alphabet and twinkle twinkle little star were so well received by our audience (and our singers) at the Reflections and Mystics & Lovers concerts. Clearly things are going well as the premiere of Chris’ latest work where the moon goes was a hit with the audience at Music of the Human Soul featuring Heidi Krutzen, harp and Rebecca Wenham, cello. Our 2015-16 season finale will feature another of Chris’ pieces: the everlasting voices on text by W.B. Yeats.
Chris studied at Capilano University and went on to complete his Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition at the University of British Columbia. Chris has collaborated with many other fine ensembles in and around North Vancouver.
Chris maintains a blog and website where you can find out more about him: https://chrissivak.wordpress.com/