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THE FARTHEST SHORE A Celtic Celebration

Mar 04, 2017 - FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
  • Mealor
  • Chorus Niagara
  • Celtic  Connection (Poulsen, Braun & Miller photographs by Robert Nowell)
  • Chorus Niagara Children's Choir
  • Side By Side Highschool Chorale
  • Faherty de Menzes Dance Academy
Players:

Chorus Niagara

Celtic Connection - Gail Poulsen, Douglas Miller, Deborah Braun & Anne Adams

Chorus Niagara Children's Choir

CN Side-by-Side High School Chorale

Maeve Palmer, soprano

Ryan Moilliet, baritone

Michael Driscoll, treble

Chorus Niagara Brass Quintet

Faherty de Menzes Dance Academy Irish Dancers

CNCC SPONSORED BY HENLEY HONDA | SUBARU NIAGARA

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Braun, Poulsen & Miller photographs by Robert Nowell

 

 

New directions are always part of our programming! Chorus Niagara presents the Niagara premiere of Welsh composer Paul Mealor's THE FARTHEST SHORE, March 4, 2017. Thrust into the international limelight with his beautiful anthem for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Mealor has written an ambitious choral work for soloists, chorus, children chorus, brass quintet and organ, based on an Anglesey folk tale about a boy who was washed ashore in a storm. He looks different and can't speak the language, and only the intervention of the village matriarch prevents the villagers from casting him out. He then heals children who have contracted the plague, and disappears. This is an out-and-out dramatic piece, almost operatic with Mealor harking back to the great dramatic choral tradition of Victorian England, through Handel to Mendelssohn. Mealor creates atmosphere and a striking work that is as enjoyable to experience as it is to perform. And, with the Celtic theme firmly in place we will explore, in Canada's 150th birthday year, our own strong Celtic roots with all the trimmings!

CHORUS NIAGARA CHILDREN'S CHOIR SPONSORED BY HENLEY HONDA | SUBARU NIAGARA