The Chamber Singers of Algoma will present its spring concert at Precious Blood Cathedral on Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m.
Madrigals, Folk Songs and Spirituals includes pieces inspired by the likes of Thomas Morley, Robert Burns, William Shakespeare, and Robert Frost through a program of English, French Canadian, Irish and Scottish folk songs.
With original music arrangements by Patty Gartshore, the performance features Bruce Douville on piano, and soloists Stephen Gagnon-Ruscio and Mister Tahti.
Tickets, $20 for adults and $5 for students, are available at Savoy’s Jewellers or at the door.
For additional information, please see the news release from the Chamber Singers of Algoma below:
Cast your mind to a time when a poets’ words or a composition of music inspired you. Spoke to you. Lifted you. Comforted you.
A spring concert taking place in Sault Ste Marie, Ont. invites attendees to come into a space where music and the poetry of music will fill the Sanctuary of Precious Blood Cathedral. An invitation to immerse yourself in the bounty of spring featuring some of the most beautiful poetry, shared through Madrigals, Folk Songs and Spirituals.
Under the direction of Patty Gartshore, the Chamber Singers of Algoma are bringing an exquisitely archived program inspired by poets. Thomas Morley, Robert Burns, William Shakespeare, Robert Frost are among the poets whose words have inspired music for generations and will be brought to life at the Spring concert.
English, French Canadian, Irish and Scottish folk songs are sure to lift a winter weary spirit into spring, including The Springtime of the Year, an English folk song arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Original music arrangements by Patty Gartshore will weave through the words of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns, 'My Love is Like a Red Red Rose' and 'Ae Fond Kiss'; William Shakespeare’s 'Sonnet 73'; and Irish folk song 'She Mov’d Through the Fair'.
Two settings of Robert Frost poems including A Prayer in Spring by Saulite Ryan LaRue are included in the concert. Ashely Bernardo, violinist, will bring strings and bow to wrap the piece of music, the words of the poet. “Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; And give us not to think so far away.”
The choir will be accompanied by pianist, Bruce Douville, and feature solos by Stephen Gagnon-Ruscio and Mister Tahti. Three of the folk songs (Irish, Scottish, English) feature tenor Stephen Gagnon-Ruscio. Mister Tahti, bass, is the soloist for the spiritual 'Deep River'.
The Chamber Singers of Algoma invite you to come and "turn your ears to listen" to this eclectic collection of music on Sunday, April 16, 3 p.m., Precious Blood Cathedral in the Sault’s downtown.
Tickets are available at Savoy’s Jewellers. Adults $20, students $5. Tickets will be available at the door.