Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Ian Juby, Conductor
The Urban Dictionary defines a "palooza" as "an all-out crazy party; partying at one place with a ton of people like there's no tomorrow." A CHORAL-palooza, by extension, is an all-day party of choral music with a ton of choirs participating. On October 26, 2014 local choirs performed for about twenty minutes each, then joined in a mass choral performance at 3:10 p.m. featuring 400-500 singers singing Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom." But despite the trendy title for this extravaganza, the Kingston Choral Society continued its tradition of excellence in vocal music, singing for the first time in the magnificent setting of the newly opened Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.
The Kingston Choral Society performed three works:
'O Magnum Mysterium" a motet by Jacob Gallus, first published in 1586;
Felix Mendelssohn's "He, Watching over Israel" from Elijah;
Ola Gjeilo's "The Ground" an anthem from the last movement of Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass.
'Till the Boys Come Home
Saturday, June 7, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Sydenham Street United Church
82 Sydenham Street, Kingston, Ontario
The North Lakeshore Mass Chorus featured the Kingston Choral Society and guests in a band and choral tribute to the soldiers of the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who sailed to Europe 100 years ago in October 1914. The afternoon included such favourites as:
"Farewell to Nova Scotia," "Keep the Home Fires Burning," "The Maple Leaf Forever" and "Let there be Peace on Earth."
Music Directors Ian Juby and Judy Scott-Jacobs took the large and appreciative audience on a journey through music of the era, with everyone joining in the singing of well-known tunes of the day such as: "It’s a Long Way to Tipperary," "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag," "K-K-K-Katy" and "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning!" Clare Gordon accompanied a choir of 120 singers from Kingston, Cobourg and Toronto on the piano, and Sgt. Sylvain Gagnon conducted the Communications and Electronics Vimy Band.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Kingston Gospel Temple
Carla Huhtanen, Soprano
David Trudgen, Tenor
Michael Nyby, Baritone
Richard Lee, Guest Conductor
Kingston Choral Society
Queen's Choral Ensemble
Cantabile Children's Choir
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
As a chorus of medieval fair maidens once uttered forth "a thousand joys," so too did the Kingston Symphony, Kingston Choral Society, Queen's University Choral Ensemble, and Cantabile Children's Choir, as they unleashed the musical gusto of Orff's Carmina Burana. With over 200 musicians performing, the vitality of the driving rhythms and powerful melodies were shared in this popular 20th-century masterpiece.
KCS & Orchestra Kingston
Sunday, May 4, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Salvation Army Citadel
816 Centennial Dr, Kingston Ontario
The Kingston Choral Society joined forces with Orchestra Kingston led by John Palmer at the Salvation Army Citadel.
The program included:
Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute
Two Verdi choruses: Va Pensiero and the Anvil Chorus
A traditional Welsh lullaby arranged by John Palmer
Selections from Oklahoma
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 and
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
St. George's Cathedral
Glen Fast, Conductor
An annual sell-out, our classical Christmas concert always puts the audience in a festive mood. A chance to hear music by the masters written to celebrate the season and to sing along to your favourite carols with the Kingston Symphony and Kingston Choral Society. An annual early gift of music for the whole family to enjoy.
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