King's Chamber Choir sings Canadian native songs in support of immigrant high school students
April 5, 2014
King’s University College Chamber Choir performed their concert, Canadian Choralscapes: Songs of our home and native land, on April 5th in the Joanne & Peter Kenny Theatre, Darryl J. King Student Life Centre. Directed by conductor Janet Loo, the songs chosen speak to the beauty of our Canadian landscape and heritage, from west to east, with selections by Patriquin, Somers, Healey, Chatman, Freedman, Sirett, and more.
"We wanted to take our audience on a journey through the Canadian choral landscape," says Loo. "We featured music of exploration, of love, of lamentation, of celebration – from north to west to east coasts. Songs included those inspired by our First Nation communities and traditional folk songs. We hope that our audience not only enjoyed the musical sounds that we created, but also discovered something new about our own country through the stories that we told."
In collaboration with Thames Valley District School Board and London Multicultural Community Association, this year’s spring concert helped raise funds for the LMCA scholarship program that allow immigrant high school students to pursue their academic and extracurricular plans. The scholarship is given to students based on the high school principal’s recommendation.
Now in their fourth season, the King’s Chamber Choir performs choral works in a variety of styles and genres. It is a group comprised of King’s and Western students, King’s alumni, King’s administration, and members from the community. The choir is dedicated to reaching out to the community by donating the proceeds of their performances to designated charitable organizations.
For more information about King's Chamber Choir please visit www.kings.uwo.ca/campus-ministry-old/chamber-choir/
Visit our Facebook page for photos from the spring concert at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152320890664210.1073741876.8799564209&type=1