Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Passiontide

Join i Coristi as we explore the rich tradition of Passion music - music which focuses on the story of Christ’s suffering and crucifixion - including the beautiful a cappella St. John Passion by Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz, and other pieces ancient and modern.

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May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Meeting Places II: Space

Choral music meets astronomy; experience the scholarly side of space with our guest astronomer together with the awe and wonder of gazing at the heavens as expressed through sublime choral music, as science and art come together to look up at the stars.

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i Coristi Gone Wild
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

i Coristi Gone Wild

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Music about animals - program will include Eric Whitacre's Animal Crackers (fun settings of Ogden Nash poetry), Passereau's Il est bel et bon (Renaissance motet with onomatopoeia of chickens clucking), Trent Worthington's arrangement of The BeatlesBlackbird, and others. A light and fun program for spring.

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Poets
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Poets

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A concert program focusing on texts and lyricists, rather than on the composers. Poets will include E. Pauline Johnson (in a setting by Christine Donkin), Pablo Neruda (set by American composer Shawn Kirchner), Shakespeare (settings by Charles WoodBob ChilcottWard Swingle), and others.

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Meeting Places 1
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Meeting Places 1

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The concert will include a collaboration between Deepak Paramashivan, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at the U of A, and i Coristi. Deepak will perform on the sarangi - a small bowed string instrument of India and Nepal, with 3 playing strings and about 36 sympathetically vibrating strings. It's a relatively rare instrument to hear - often when we think of Indian classical music we think of sitar and tabla, but it has a much more voice-like, melodious quality.

Meeting Places 1 is the first in a series of concerts that explore intersections between choral music and other areas in which choirs don't work very often. Future concerts could be collaborations with dancers, live painters, slam poets, jazz groups, Indigenous musicians, pop artists... This concert will be a great first installment of this new initiative.

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