Near North Voices next concert goes April 6thSunday, March 17, 2013 by: Kate AdamsNear North Voices
North Bay's University-Community Choir, presents "The Armed Man", Saturday April 6, 7:30 pm, at St. Andrews United Church, North Bay.
This concert will feature guest soloists and instrumentalists from Ottawa, Sudbury and Toronto, along with members of the North Bay Symphony.
The featured work in this concert will be Karl Jenkins' monumental "The Armed Man". Commissioned by the British Royal Armouries in 1999 and dedicated to the civilian lives lost in the Kosovo conflict, this powerful work weaves contemporary and historical war poetry from diverse cultures with the movements of traditional Latin mass, to describe the journey from peace through crisis, conflict, war and its aftermath, ending in a hopeful call for an end to the need for armed conflict.
Also included in the programme will be Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music" for soloists, choir and orchestra. Composed in 1938, originally to be sung by the top 16 British classical singers of the day, this work's text is an adaptation of the discussion about our relationship with music from Act V, Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased at Gulliver's Quality Books and Toys, or from Near North Voices members. For
further information, please call (705) 474-3461, ext.4432.
About Near North Voices
Near North Voices was established in 2007 as an advanced choir on the Nipissing University Campus. Membership is open to students, faculty and staff at Nipissing University and Canadore College, as well as to members of the North Bay community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Adam Adler, we present several concerts per academic year along with service music in the community and on campus. Near North Voices is completing the second year of its "Sharing Our Choral Art" series, which has brought a number of internationally-renowned guest choirs to North Bay, including the Czech Boys Choir, Toronto's Elmer Iseler Singers, the Chamber Choir of St. Mary's University-Minnesota, and most recently Singing Out - Toronto's LGBTQ Community Chorus.