The Aeolian Singers

45th Anniversary

It was a season like no other....

Due to Nova Scotia Public Health guidelines we have had to end our 45th season a few weeks early. From the bottom of our heart, the choir would like to say THANK YOU for all of your support during what has been a unique year. Special thanks to our artistic director Heather Fraser and accompanist Mary Castello. We would also like to acknowledge Frances Farrell, Carmen Braden and Marie-Claire Saindon for helping us bring Veritas to life.

For information on our 2021-2022 season, please watch this space. In the meantime, relive the music from Veritas; visit our The Aeolian Singers’ YouTube channel.

May

1

Dartmouth Community Concert

Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 7:30 pm AST | online

Join us for a free live-stream concert. We will be performing both newly commissioned works as well as other outstanding pieces. Details on how to access online will be posted here on our website as concert day approaches, so please check back for that update.

Hosted by Dartmouth Community Concert Association.


Veritas is going virtual!

After postponing our last two events, The Aeolian Singers are thrilled to be releasing a pre-recorded performance of our remaining Veritas program.

This by-donation event will premiere Saturday, March 6 at 7:00pm AST on The Aeolian Singers’ YouTube channel.

imageView the program.

The program will feature two commissioned world premieres by Canadian composers Marie-Claire Saindon and Carmen Braden. While their commissions are performed, each composer will offer commentary and insight into their artistic process via live chat. Following each commission, both composers will also deliver a 10-minute pre-recorded lecture (see topics below)

Veritas will give audience members the chance to develop a deeper connection to these new works, learn about the composition process, and get to know two talented Canadian artists. In addition to both world premieres, the choir will perform a variety of past program favourites complementing our themes of “seeking truth and sharing wisdom.” The total run time will be approximately one hour

Live Chat

The performance link will be available for viewing following the premiere, but those who tune in live will be able to participate in a real-time virtual chat hosted by Heather Fraser, Marie-Claire Saindon and Carmen Braden.

In lieu of tickets, please consider donating to The Aeolian Singers here.


Why VERITAS?

The Aeolian Singers are celebrating our 45th season doing what we love most: championing the voices of Canadian women in music. Learn more about the inspiration behind this project by clicking "Why Veritas".


VERITAS 1: With composer

Frances Farrell

This event was performed on Saturday, November 14, 2020 and is not part of the YouTube event on March 6.

March

6

VERITAS 2: With composer

Marie‑Claire Saindon

Saturday, March 6 | 7:00 pm Atlantic Standard TimeAST

World Premiere: Flat Earth
Choral Demonstration: “Beyond the French-Canadian Canon: Tradition and Innovation”
When we say "French-Canadian choral piece", what first comes to mind? If you thought of traditional loggers/fishermen songs or Christmas carols, you're not the only one. But did you know that there is also a strong practice of modern French-Canadian choral music? Come explore what are some of those sonorities!

In lieu of tickets, please consider donating to The Aeolian Singers here.

March

6

VERITAS 2: With composer

Carmen Braden

Saturday, March 6 | 7:00 pm Atlantic Standard TimeAST

World Premiere: Aviva Swims
Choral Demonstration: “Setting text”
How composers go about setting text, poetry, prose, etc. to music for choirs and voices. Starting with selection or creation choices, text "analysis" from a musical perspective, compositional tools for bringing out the text in interesting and effective ways.

In lieu of tickets, please consider donating to The Aeolian Singers here.


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