Earth Songs

May 7, 2:30 PM The Spire, 82 Sydenham St.

Tickets: $25 (adult / senior) $15 (student) 16 and under free.

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 “We have not heard the music of the spheres, the song of star to star,
but there are sounds more deep than human joy and human tears,
that Nature uses in her common rounds…”
Archibald Lampman

As we move fully into spring, the KCS finishes the 22/23 season with a concert of ethereal and captivating music for the earth, sea and sky.

Artistic Director Ian Juby has programmed perennial favourites from the canon by Brahms, Elgar and Schubert, alongside contemporary music by popular composers Gjeilo, Elder, Barber and Stephen Chatman, to take audiences on a journey through the water, the stars, magical moments of morning and the mystery of night.

Music of the moon and stars includes O Shöne Nacht by Brahms, Choose Something Like a Star by Randall Thompson, Ballade to the Moon by Daniel Elder and Samuel Barber’s Sure on this Shining Night. Poetry by Louise Bogan is set to music in another piece by Barber, To Be Sung on the Water. Ineffable qualities of light are captured in The Bird and the Hour by Stephen Chatman, An Die Sonne by Schubert, and Ola Gjeilo’s Across the Vast Eternal Sky. Other earthly elements are explored in Snow and Voices of Earth by Chatman, As Torrents In Summer by Elgar, two Songs of Nature by Dvorjak and Identity/The Ground by Gjeilo.

The extraordinary appeal of the music chosen for this program comes not only from gorgeous melodic lines, but also from the evocative texts, in poetry by Longfellow, Robert Frost, James Agee, Louise Bogan and Archibald Lampman. These are diverse compositional settings, perfectly crafted to suit the styles and rhythms of the language.

Please join the singers of the KCS, Artistic Director Ian Juby, Collaborative Pianist Clare Marion, and Assistant Conductor Emily McPherson for an afternoon of beauty and peace in celebration of our extraordinary earth.



Safety continues to be a priority. As regional Covid protocols are updated, KCS concert policies will also adapt. 

The choir, conductor and pianist will largely unmasked with a few exceptions.

However our audiences are invited to wear masks.  The use of masks in indoor public spaces is still strongly recommended by public health officials.

Please visit this page on concert day for changes, if any.