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'Voices of Earth' - Choral works by Canadian composers, Eleanor Daley, Ruth Watson Henderson, Imant Raminsh, Sid Robinovitch / Amadeus Choir; Bach Childrens Chorus

Album Summary

>Henderson, Ruth Watson : Voices of Earth, for double chorus, children's chorus, 2 pianos & percussion
>Robinovitch, Syd : Of Heart and Tide, for chorus, flute, piano & percussion
>Daley, Eleanor : Salutation of the Dawn, for chorus
>Raminsh, Imant : I Will Sing unto the Lord, for chorus & piano
>Daley, Eleanor : Prayer for Peace, for chorus & organ
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Voices of Earth is a celebration of four Canadian choral composers at their splendid best and of their importance in our choral life. This CD also celebrates the 28-year relationship between the Amadeus Choir and the Bach Children's Chorus with outstanding Canadian music for combined children's and adult choirs. Founded in 1975, the Amadeus Choir performs a regular series of concerts at carefully selected downtown Toronto venues, presenting well-known artists in works by Canadian and international composers, including major works with instrumental ensembles or full orchestra, as well as challenging a cappella performances. Voices of Earth is the Amadeus Choir's eighth CD release. In 2002, their CD, Spirit Song, received the biennial award for "Outstanding Choral Recording" 2001-02 by the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors. The Amadeus and Bach Children's Chorus have been privileged to work closely with composers Eleanor Daley and Ruth Watson Henderson through many years and are thrilled that both Eleanor and Ruth play their own works on this CD, creating a wonderful legacy for the Amadeus Choir, the Bach Children's Chorus, and the many listeners who appreciate the works of these two amazing composers. It has been a great honour to commission, premiere and perform together on many occasions both Ruth Watson Henderson's Voices of Earth and Eleanor Daley's Salutation of the Dawn. Additionally on this CD, is the much-loved I Will Sing Unto the Lord of Imant Raminsh and Eleanor Daley's Prayer for Peace. The Amadeus Choir presents Of Heart and Tide, privately commissioned especially for the choir composed by Sid Robinovitch.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (06/02/2015); Humbercrest Unites Church, Toronto, Ontario (06/02/2015); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (06/09/2015-06/10/2015); Humbercrest Unites Church, Toronto, Ontario (06/09/2015-06/10/2015).



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Works Details

>Henderson, Ruth Watson : Voices of Earth, for double chorus, children's chorus, 2 pianos & percussion
  • Performers: Alex Artale (Percussion); Eleanor Daley; Sean Donaldson (Percussion); Shawn Grenke (Piano); Ruth Henderson (Piano); Samuel Morgenstein (Percussion); Ed Reifel (Percussion); David Schotzko (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Linda Beaupré
  • Ensemble: Bach Chamber Youth Choir
  • Running Time: 23 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Robinovitch, Syd : Of Heart and Tide, for chorus, flute, piano & percussion
  • Performers: Shawn Grenke (Piano); Christopher Lee (Flute); Samuel Morgenstein (Percussion); Ed Reifel (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Lydia Adams
  • Running Time: 22 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Daley, Eleanor : Salutation of the Dawn, for chorus
  • Conductor: Linda Beaupré
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Raminsh, Imant : I Will Sing unto the Lord, for chorus & piano
  • Performer: Shawn Grenke (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lydia Adams
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Daley, Eleanor : Prayer for Peace, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Eleanor Daley (Organ)
  • Conductor: Linda Beaupré
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003