Celtic Mass for the Sea,Toronto June 1st

The VOCA Chorus of Toronto presents CELTIC TIDE, a warm up to World Ocean’s Day; Conducted by Artistic Director, Jenny Crober, Accompanist, Elizabeth Acker

Sat. June 1, 2013, 7:30 pm,

Eastminster United Church,

310 Danforth Ave., Toronto

$25 (regular), $20 (seniors), $15 (students)

The VOCA Chorus of Toronto will present the ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ along with several other Celtic choral and instrumental selections.
Special Guests include: Composer/Guitarist Scott Macmillan and Librettist Jennyfer Brickenden along with some of Canada’s most renowned Celtic players, including Loretto Reid (tin whistle, Irish flute, concertina, button accordion), Sharlene Wallace (Celtic harp), Kelly Hood, from Perth, Ont. (uilleann pipes), Rose Bolton (fiddle/violin) and Leon Taheny (bodhrán, percussion).

Joining us will be some of Canada’s most renowned Celtic players, including Loretto Reid (tin whistle, Irish flute, concertina, button accordion), Sharlene Wallace (Celtic harp), Kelly Hood, from Perth, Ont. (uilleann pipes), Rose Bolton (fiddle/violin) and Leon Taheny (bodhrán, percussion).

*Our special guests  will be the composer of the ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ (and one of the East Coast’s most legendary musicians) Scott Macmillan (guitar) and the Celtic Mass for the Sea’s librettist, Jennyfer Brickenden (narration), who will be coming from Halifax to perform with us!  They’ll also be doing a short talk about this work (which was commissioned by the CBC in 1988) during the concert.

VOCA Chorus of Toronto will perform a 20th anniversary celebration of the ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ Marquis Classic Recording (conducted by Scott Macmillan, Jeff Joudrey and the Camerata Singers along members of Symphony Nova Scotia Halifax’s finest Celtic Players) in Halifax in 1993.  The recording was nominated for the 1994 East Coast Music Assoc. ‘Album of the Year’.The Orpheus Choir (of which I was a member…then later, its accompanist) with Brainerd Blyden-Taylor performed the Celtic Mass’ first performance outside of Halifax at the ‘new’ CBC building on Front St. in June of 1994 –  Our opening act? Ashley McIsaac!…”

You can learn more about the ‘Celtic Mass for the Sea’ at http://www.scottmacmillan.ca

http://www.vocachorus.ca/concerts