Saturday, June 7, 100 PM, The Church of St. John the Evangelist
DACAPO YOUNG COMPOSERS READING SESSION
In 2011, the DaCapo Chamber Choir added the Young Composers Reading Sessions to their NewWorks national choral composition competition. Although they are free (and almost always do) enter the full competition, composers, aged 25 and younger, are invited to submit compositions that would be "read" by the choir in an interactive public workshop setting - giving emerging composers an invaluable opportunity to work through their compositions with a professional-calibre choir. Although initially intended to be a local program, the chance for this experience has drawn young composers from across Canada.
Today, we present the works of 4 individuals:
Matthew Emery (Vancouver, BC) - Lift Every Voice and Sing
Stephanie Hamelin (Carignan, QC) - Louez l'éternel
Douglas Price (Toronto, ON) - Forest
Benjamin Sajo (Peace River, AB) - Dawn Song for Lovers