Duo Percussion is thrilled to be performing as guest artists on the Guelph Chamber Choir’s first concert of their 2012/2013 season, entitled Remembrance and Peace. The main work of the concert is Canadian composer Larry Nickel’s Requiem for Peace. It is scored for SATB chorus accompanied by piano, harp, woodwind trio and two percussionists. Remembrance and Peace is a concert designed to help us look back to those who sacrificed their lives for our generation. The performance will take place on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 8pm at the River Run Centre in Guelph, ON. Tickets are $30 each (or 4 for $100) and can be ordered by clicking here.
“As we remember those who sacrificed their lives for freedom, we find hope for the future.”
The Guelph Chamber Choir was founded in 1980 when a group of choral music lovers decided that Guelph needed a new choir dedicated to singing the finest works of the repertoire with skill and musical sensitivity. Under the direction of Conductor Gerald Neufeld, the now forty voice choir still holds close to the ideals of chamber singing: lightness and clarity of tone, subtle blending of developed voices, and clear communication of the meaning and spirit of both text and music. Singers in the Guelph Chamber Choir represent various walks of life; their common bond is to foster community enjoyment and appreciation of choral music through performances, outreach, artistic collaboration, and community partnerships.
Dr. Larry Nickel is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre and an active choral clinician, adjudicator, teacher and music minister. He sings professionally with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, directs the Jubilate! Chamber Choir and owns Cypress Choral Music Publishing, which currently promotes the music of 68 Canadian composers.