Univox Choir Presents: The Light Has Come
Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8, Canada
Univox Choir presents The Light has Come, a choral concert celebrating light in its manifestations of the season, featuring Ontario composer Sarah Quartel’s A Winter Day and Glenn Burleigh’s Nguzo Saba Suite.
Dallas Bergen, conductor Gregory Oh, pianist Rachel Pomedli, cellist Univox Choir This concert features works centred on the light of the season, as evidenced in contemporary secular poetry, the Christian tradition, winter solstice, and the principles of Kwanzaa. It features works by living contemporary composers including the esteemed Canadian composer Sarah Quartel, whose work A Winter Day is one of two anchor pieces on the program. Quartel's work paints the Canadian winter in five movements with text by Sara Teasdale, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Melville Cane.
The second half features the Nguzo Saba Suite by African-American composer Glenn Burleigh, in his piano-accompanied work in seven movements on the principles of Kwanzaa, and shorter works by Felix Mendelssohn, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Eric Whitacre, Robert L Morris, and Morten Lauridsen.
A portion of ticket sales will go to our charity partner for the year, Among Friends. A Silent Auction will also be hosted during the intermission, with amazing prizes from Keurig, Long & McQuade, TIFF, and many more!
Tickets $20 in advance; $25 on the door.
Children 12 and under are free.
NOTE: The venue is wheelchair accessible.
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