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Maddie Storvold – Lobby Show

Enjoy a wonderful show in an intimate setting. Only 70 seats available for this performance!

A prairie troubadour, Maddie Storvold is an emerging singer/storyteller from Edmonton, AB. With emotive finger picking, and a honeyed, impassioned voice, her music seeks to tell a story, to challenge us and to touch a fragile part of the human spirit. As a live performer, Storvold has been described as having a “commanding stage presence, a quirky sense of humor, and knack for capturing moments in song.” Tough and sweet like gravel in honey, Storvold is harkening in a new era of folk icons.

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Derina Harvey Band

Transport yourself to an East Coast kitchen party with the Derina Harvey Band, a Celtic Rock group who offer music and storytelling with a side of humour. Their rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle and topped by Harvey’s powerful voice. You’ll hear Celtic classics and originals in the form of ballads, sing-alongs and up-beat Irish stompers. This high-energy concert has left many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats! A great fit for all ages.

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The Unsyncables

The Unsyncables, an entertaining play written by Rebecca Merkley, is the story of three young synchronized swimmers who rise to the top — unless, of course, they’ve forgotten their water wings. The clunky Juniper, Mary and Olga can’t even manage to sync up a high five. With plenty of obstacles in the way, the three set out to win a medal at the annual Insyncathon. Unfortunately, their friendship is put to the test when Mary runs into her old teammate Twyla, who is determined to make waves. The Unsyncables received a Sterling Nomination for Best Fringe Production and enthusiastic media and patron reviews.

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Saints, Legends and Magic Songs

Journey to the land of folklore, meeting mystical saints and familiar fairy figures. From spiritual to magical, from Canadian forests to fallen ruins in Far East mountains, to the rugged shores of the British Isles, this program will send you on a musical exploration of new sonorities. Our concert will feature an eclectic selection of a cappella music by British composers Joby Talbot and Benjamin Britten, and Latvians Ēriks Ešenvalds and Uģis Prauliņš.

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Missae V

Inspired by the Latin Mass, our annual series explores the multitudes of expression of faith through musical works. Over the years, our featured compositions have become larger, and for the fifth edition we’re including I Coristi (Rob Curtis, director). The full feature Missa Signum Magnum by Latvian Rihards Dubrah requires a large choir divided into five groups dispersed through the performance venue, the ultimate surround-sound experience

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Good Friday at the Winspear

Counted among the top ten sacred masterworks, Ein Deutsches Requiem will enshroud you with a breadth of emotions. Brahms himself envisioned his work to be a ‘Human Requiem’, not for the dead but for the living left behind. The master himself created the version for piano and four hands for a performance in 1871 in the British capital, which then became the ‘London Version’ that you will hear at this annual Good Friday concert.

Guest soloists:
Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Alexander Dobson, baritone
Leanne Regehr and Roger Admiral, piano

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Canadian Connections Six

When our Artistic Director Michael Zaugg began his tenure, he introduced us to an eclectic array of fascinating new works, including The Nightingale, a stand-out composition by Grammy nominated Uģis Prauliņš. This virtuoso work for recorder quartet and 20 part choir will be the highlight of the program. Our guest is Flûte Alors!, the only professional recorder quartet in Canada. This unique combination of instruments and voices has inspired new Canadian works which will also be featured on the program.

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Male Voices of Pro Coro Canada (vistel, vastel)

Humour will infuse our annual all-male production with music by Veljo Tormis, Felix Mendelssohn and Gioachino Rossini. Particularly playful works are Rondes by Swede Folke Rabe, and Finn Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Pseudo-Yoik. This event wouldn’t be complete without an a cappella homage to the popular music of the last century; this year we’ll dive into the 1980s with our guests the Axios Men`s Ensemble.

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A Pro Coro Canada New Year’s Eve

Out with the old, in with the new: celebrate New Year’s Eve with Pro Coro Canada! A novel tradition begins with choral works that speak to the passing of time and rebirth. Enjoy a glass of bubbly at intermission, and then join in the singing as we all make reverence to the past year and fête the next.