King's Chamber Choirs presents A Festival of Carols at Windermere on the Mount
November 29, 2013
King’s University College Chamber Choir will present its fourth annual Christmas performance, A Festival of Carols, on November 30th at 7:30 p.m. in The Chapel at Windermere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond Street.
Conductor Janet Loo and the Chamber Choir have been preparing for this concert since mid-September. The choristers will perform traditional and contemporary carols together with brass ensemble, and cover works by Rutter, Halley, Chilcott, Lauridsen, Handel, and more.
"This concert will feature some beautiful arrangements of Christmas carols old and new and we will be joined by wonderfully talented brass quintet. What makes King's University College Chamber Choir unique is that we are devoted not only to choral art, but also to lending our voices to those who are less fortunate in our local and broader communities," says Loo.
The Chamber Choir typically presents two concerts each year – one in the spring and one near Christmas. King’s Chaplain Reverend Michael Bechard praises the wonderful music that the Chamber Choir creates every performance.
“The work of the King’s University Chamber Choir is incredible. Every semester they come together to make something beautiful and to raise funds for those most in need. Janet and her choir embody in song all that King’s aspires to be,” says Bechard.
The King's University College Chamber Choir consists of auditioned choral singers from the King's University College community and from the wider Western University and London communities. The choristers perform choral works in a variety of styles and genres throughout the ages. The desired outcome is for artistic and musical growth, and to foster a deeper appreciation of choral literature both for choristers and audience members. The choir is also dedicated to reaching out to the community by donating the proceeds of their performances to designated charitable organizations.
The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be collected to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Free parking on site.