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- BCCF Chorfest Concert: Spring into Song
BCCF Chorfest Concert: Spring into Song
Presented by the British Columbia Choral Federation
The BCCF Chorfest Concert is the gala closing performance of the British Columbia Choral Federation’s 2014 Chorfest Conference, featuring the 170-voice Chorfest choir (Robert Sund, conductor), the British Columbia Youth Choir (Adam Con, conductor), and EnChor (Carrie Tennant, conductor).
Sweden’s Robert Sund conducts the Chorfest choir in an international program of choral gems by Gjeilo, Alfven, Ahlen, and Schutz, culminating in the world premiere performance of British composer Bob Chilcott’s “The Marriage of True Minds”.
Commissioned by the BCCF as an everlasting tribute to the memory of the late Diane Loomer, CM, this unabashedly romantic choral setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 will be accompanied by the strings of Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble.
EnChor and the BC Youth Choir perform complementary programs of lyrical art song by Elgar and Stroope and dynamic world music from Bali, Africa, and Lithuania.