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Occurs on Saturday April 13 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes


St Andrews United Church
315 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo
Nanaimo BC V9R 3A6

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@ St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo

What do you do in naming a harvest of wonderful repertoire that has no obvious relationships?: call it a “cornucopia”. Island Consort presents “A Choral Cornucopia” which begins with Salish Song, and an acknowledgement to the Snuneymuxw 1st Nation. Music Director, Bruce Farquharson has divided the rest of the program into 4 sections; Sacred, Contemplative, Foreign and Folk, with four selections in each section. True to the choir’s origin in Early Music, there is one Late Renaissance work which fits nicely into the Sacred section. As Contemplative, the choir will sing a jazz ballad that echoes a rendition by Barbra Streisand. The Foreign section has a beautiful Latvian song arranged by Latvian ex-patriot and Okanagan Valley resident, Imant Raminsh. The last section, Folk, features a beautiful and simple spiritual.
Every piece is a choral treasure and, collectively, the repertoire will touch many emotions and evoke many images. Pianist, Cheryl Satre, will accompany he choir on several pieces.

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