The ensemble is conducted by the versatile Stephane Potvin, who directs a number of ensembles in the GTA and Quebec. The venue for the concert is St. John's United Church on Randall Street.
The choir will be singing my complete Three Motets on Texts of Henry Vaughan composed between 1999-2001. To my knowledge this will be the first complete performance of the work in Ontario.
These are challenging a cappella pieces on three short texts by Welsh metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan (1622 - 1695). Vaughan was a scholar and physician, and an admirer of George Herbert. His poetry is Anglican and Royalist in nature (Vaughan was a student at Oxford when the English Civil War broke out - he returned to the safer confines of Wales shortly thereafter). Vaughan's poetry has a beautiful mysticism, replete with sacred allusion. The three poems in order in which they are set: The Eclipse, The Revival, and Peace.
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