The Concerto’s texts are from the third chapter of The Book of Lamentations, by Grigor Narekatsi, an Armenian monk who lived from 951-1003. The texts were translated into Russian by Naum…+ More details
The all-night vigil is celebrated on the eve of the main feasts of the Orthodox Church. Originally it lasted all night and consisted of three separate services to celebrate the beauty of the setting…+ More details
Soundstreams presents in the 2012/2013 Salon 21 series, conductor and broadcaster Howard Dyck and composer Nic Gotham, who delve into the rich culture and history of Russian choral music and its…+ More details
Canadian composer Ana Sokolović discusses 'ASAP for SATB' (2012), her new work for choirs. Commissioned by Soundstreams with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, this work was…+ More details
"The poem by W. B. Yeats was quoted by Banuta Rubess as a postscript to her libretto for my opera 'Oh Pilot'. Yeats’ powerfully concise reflection on life, death and love combines…+ More details
Horo horo hata hata evokes a spiritual world, with animism and shamanism inspired by the language and culture of the Ainu people (Island of Hokkaido of the Kuril and Sachalin Islands, Japan). The…+ More details
Sokolović’s playful compositional style shines within this work for choir. Written for the biennial University Voices concert in 2012, this piece is inspired by text messaging, or texting. This…+ More details
The composer dedicated 'Prisoner of Conscience' to Amnesty International, an organization that alerts the world of those citizens in many countries who have been taken away in the night…+ More details
Psalm 23 is a piece for mixed choir performed in Hebrew and is based on the original text from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. First performed in 1999, this work is dedicated to Tom Waldeck. Performed…+ More details
Lullaby is a piece for mixed choir based on William Blake's poem Cradle Song. This work was first performed in Vienna by the Vox Humana Chamber Choir in November 2004. Performed by: Calixa Lavallée…+ More details
'Psalm 130' is a piece for mixed choir performed in Latin and is based on Psalm 130, a Penitential Psalm (Psalms of Confession) used in liturgical prayers for the departed in Western liturgical…+ More details
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