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Event Archive - The Looking Glass: Kathleen Allan, Phoenix Chamber Choir

Sat. May 11th 2019 St. John's Shaughnessy (All Ages)
7:30 doors at 6:30
$10 - $30
Saturday, May 11, 2019 – pre-concert talk 7:00pm, concert start 7:30pm
In the final concert of the season, guest conductor Kathleen Allan explores reflections on identity, technology, and self-perception in the digital age. Music by Jeff Enns, Arvo Pärt, Hugo Wolf, Holst, Britten, Schumann and Lassus centres around the eight-movement cantata by Canadian composer Jason Noble in which he brilliantly adapts Lewis Carroll’s 1871 Through the Looking-Glass into a wholly contemporary metaphor of being drawn down into a deep abyss of technology and social media: “Furiouser and Spuriouser” or “Unforeseen Consequences of the Democratization of Knowledge.” Andrew Staniland’s “On the Surface of Water” closes the program and features an iPhone instrument to be played by the audience.

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Phoenix Chamber Choir

Founded in 1983, Phoenix Chamber Choir recently concluded its 37th season as one of Canada’s finest vocal ensembles, renowned for diverse and eclectic programming from the Renaissance to the contemporary, commissions from Canadian and international composers, and North American premieres of significant new works. more info