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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Aeolian Singers announces it 2023-2024 season

The upper-voice choir has announced a trio of concerts in its upcoming season.

Halifax’s Aeolian Singers have announced three concerts for its 2023-2024 season that include a choral program to ring in the holiday season, a showcase of young treble choirs from all over the region and a celebration of Mohawk poet E. Pauline Johnson.

First up is the Ceremony of Carols (Dec 9), a seasonal event pairing wintery favourites with Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols written for choir and harp. Joining the choir and guest conductor Melissa Hartery are harpist Deanne Van Rooyen and Dartmouth’s Vocala Honour Choir.

In March, Aeolian Singers play host to a Giving Voice (Mar 2), a showcase event following a treble choir workshop that brings together young treble choirs from all over the region to celebrate singing, sharing, learning, and community.

The Aeolian Singers season concludes with Heart Songs of the White Wampum (Apr 28). In this celebration of Mohawk poet E. Pauline Johnson, the choir will perform Tim Corlis’ Heart Songs for the White Wampum and Don MacDonald’s Fireflowers. In addition to its Halifax concert, the choir will perform in Wolfville and Antigonish.

Established in 1976, the upper-voiced Aeolian Singers focuses on storytelling and
building community, seeking to find a balance between sharing music that is
accessible and familiar, and performing works that will challenge both their singers and
audience.

For tickets and information, visit aeoliansingers.ca.

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