November and December activities:
Nov. 11th: In Flanders Fields was featured on a program called Salute in Song (Classical MPR), sung by Cantus
Nov. 12th: three pieces that were commissioned by the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association Mid-Island Branch were premiered at a concert of Canadian music in Nanaimo BC. The pieces are: 1) Tubbub, a piano duet that celebrates Nanaimo’s annual bathtub races; 2) March to the Bastion, a piece for student string orchestra (which was named by one of the students); 3) My Heart Soars, a piece for children’s choir and piano with text by Chief Dan George of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation.
Nov. 16th: the Magnificat was performed by the UCSB Women’s Chorus in Santa Barbara CA.
Nov. 20th: three pieces from The Light That Remains (which were premiered last month) were performed again by Elaine Keillor, this time at a concert of Canadian music performed by Dr. Keillor and vocalist Gloria Jean Nagy in Kanata ON.
Nov. 20th again: the Magnificat was performed by the Western Washington University Advanced Women’s Chorus in Bellingham WA.
And Cantus performed In Flanders Fields on November 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 11th, and 13th in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.
Dec. 2nd and 11th: The Dawn is not Distant was performed by a women’s choir called Sounding Joy in Stanford KY and then Danville KY.
Dec. 3rd: The Canterbury Trebles, an Ottawa-based women’s choir, sang the Magnificat at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal QC.