Annual Remembrance Day concert will be performed by the Confederation Singers and Confederation Centre Youth Chorus
(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) — The Confederation Singers and the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus will present a recital of choral music and readings in honour of the nation’s war veterans. Also marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War. In Remembrance takes place Sunday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown.
“In Remembrance offers an evening of thought-provoking poetry complemented by appropriate selections of choral music; one reflects and heightens the other,” offers Don Fraser, director of choral music at Confederation Centre of the Arts. “Much of the poetry is from the First World War, and included in the music is a Canadian choral setting of the famous In Flanders Fields poem.”
The concert will also feature the selection I’m Dreaming of Home, which members of the Youth Chorus performed at the dedication ceremony for the newly restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France on April 9, 2007, the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Other featured music selections include: Eric Whitacre’s Sleep; In Remembrance from Canadian composer Eleanor Daley; The Road Not Taken by Randall Thompson; the beautiful Pie Jesu by Fauré; and Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo.
Tickets for the annual In Remembrance performance are $15 and are available at the door or via the Confederation Centre’s box office. Patrons can also order at 902-566-1267, toll free at 1-800-565-0278, or online at confederationcentre.com.
Appreciation is extended to Maritime Electric, program sponsors for the Choral Music Programme, as well as to Sobeys, the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Hot 105.5, and Ocean 100.
Photo cutline: The Confederation Centre Youth Chorus is made up of about 50 singers under the age of 18. Led by Music Director Don Fraser, the Choir is always welcome to new members (Julia Cook photo).