1. Soundstreams presents 'Laudibus in Sanctis' (2008) by Uģis Prauliņš

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    'Laudibus in Sanctis' (2008) by Uģis Prauliņš was performed by Pro Coro Canada and Michael Zaugg (conductor) at the 'Canadian Choral Celebration' concert on February 2, 2014 at Koerner Hall (Toronto, Canada). Explore the complete Soundstreams commission catalogue in our SoundMakers website: www.SoundMakers.ca/soundstreams-commissions

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    • Soundstreams presents Sharon Fragments (1966) by John Beckwith

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      The Vancouver Chamber Choir performs 'Sharon Fragments' (1966) by John Beckwith at the Canadian Choral Celebration concert presented by Soundstreams on february 2, 2014 at Koerner Hall in Toronto (Canada). Explore the Soundstreams commissions catalogue on our SoundMakers website: http://soundmakers.ca/soundstreams-commissions

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      • Soundstreams presents 'Hear The Sounds Go Round' by R. Murray Schafer (World Premiere)

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        'Hear The Sounds Go Round' (20914) by R. Murray Schafer, a work commissioned by Soundstreams, was premiered on February 2, 2014 at the 'Canadian Choral Celebration' concert at Koerner Hall (Toronto, Canada) and performed by Elmer Iseler Singers, Pro Coro Canada, Vancouver Chamber Choir and Kaspars Putniņš (conductor). “One evening while I was teaching a music education course at Strassbourg University in France, a group of us attended a party given by one of the faculty members. Since my French was not fluent, I drifted off into another room and discovered an old gramophone that seemed to be speaking texts that were repeated over and over.  As I watched the turntable spinning, I saw and heard "the sounds go round." One moment one voice woule seem to be louder, then a different voice would take over while the others drifted away. As I continued to listen to the regurgitations of the machine, this sound-poem came to me. This setting for three choirs commissioned by Soundstreams Canada is an abbreviated version of the full spoken text - a poem which has accompanied me worldwide to conferences and workshops and which captures the elusive playfulness of our ever-changing soundscapes. Je n'ai jamais vu un son, but I have "heard the sounds go round." R. Murray Schafer (2013) Explore the complete Soundstreams commission catalogue in our SoundMakers website: www.SoundMakers.ca/soundstreams-commissions

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        • Soundstreams presents 'Tag des Jahrs' (2002) by Kaija Saariaho

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          'Tag des Jahrs' (2002) by Kaija Saariaho performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers and conducted by Lydia Adams, at the 'Canadian Choral Celebration' concert presented by Soundstreams on February 2, 2014 at Koerner Hall (Toronto, Canada). Explore the complete Soundstreams commission catalogue in our SoundMakers website: www.SoundMakers.ca/soundstreams-commissions

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          • Soundstreams presents 'Immortal Bach' (1987) by Knut Nystedt

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            'Immortal Bach' (1987) by Knut Nystedt performed by Elmer Iseler Singers, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pro Coro Canada and Kaspars Putniņš (conductor) at the 'Canadian Choral Celebration' concert presented by Soundstreams on February 2, 2014 at Koerner Hall (Toronto, Canada). Explore the complete Soundstreams commission catalogue in our SoundMakers website: www.SoundMakers.ca/soundstreams-commissions

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            • Soundstreams presents an Interview with 3 Canadian Choral Conductors

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              Canadian Choral Celebration pre-concert chat featured three choir directors from across the country. Jon Washburn (Vancouver Chamber Choir), Lydia Adams (Elmer Iseler Singers), and Michael Zaugg (Pro Coro Canada), joined Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney for a discussion about the history and future of Canadian choral music.

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              • Soundstreams presents SALON 21: Choir! Choir! Choir! performing

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                Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman, directors of Choir! Choir! Choir! lead the participants at Salon 21 in a spirited performance. Choir! Choir! Choir! is a no-commitment community choir based in Toronto. Co-founded in 2011 by Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, the group meets twice weekly in downtown bars to belt out pop classics. Nobu and Daveed recently launched C!C!C! minor, a choir for kids, tweens, and teens. Find out more about Choir! on their website: www.choirchoirchoir.com

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                • Soundstreams presents SALON 21: The Element Choir performs

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                  The Element Choir, led by Christine Duncan was one of our guest at Salon 21 on January 17, 2014. The Element Choir draws singers from a broad spectrum of styles, from concert sopranos to singer songwriters to sound poets to Japanese folk singers, composers and musicians. Christine Duncan and the Element Choir have developed quite a language of sound to draw from improvisation. The group works with both structured and non-structured elements, based primarily on a system of conduction cues. As an ensemble they explore textural and timbral sound qualities, soundscapes, rhythmic patterns, sound poetry, musical genre interplay, and extended voice techniques.

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                  • Soundstreams presents 'The 3 Faces of Jerusalem' (Part 1)

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                    "The Three Faces of Jerusalem poses questions. The first two: Why this program? Why now? i can’t remember during my lifetime when the Middle East wasn’t on fire, at least metaphorically. Fire can be positive – providing light in the darkness and warmth in the cold, both spiritual and physical – but it can also be incredibly destructive, consuming all in its path. Jerusalem is the symbol of that paradox, the centre of gravity for the great traditions and heritages of islam, Judaism and Christianity. One point of view is that its long and ancient history is one nearly continuous fight for domination. This is an unsettling conclusion, implying that as long as there are Muslims, Jews and Christians, a perpetual state of war will be the norm. it flies in the face of the fact that these heritages, culturally and musically, are joined at the hip, and that there have been times when they co-existed peacefully. So the third question is: is there an alternative to endless violence and strife? This program features artists whose heritages encompass Morocco, israel, Palestine, Syria, iran, France, Canada and the United States. While it is significant that these artists bring inspiration from many cultures, each has a history of crossing cultural and geographic boundaries to make music. it is not possible to sing or play music from another culture unless you understand it. i hope The Three Faces of Jerusalem will leave you asking questions. Events of the last two years in the Middle-East make projects like this more relevant and urgent than ever. We don’t create art to change the world. But can it make a difference?" Lawrence Cherney Françoise Atlan, vocalist Yair Dalal, oud/violin Ben Grossman, percussion, hurdy gurdy Michael Ibrahim, nay, mizmar Paul Jenkins, portative organ Roula Said, vocalist Kiya Tabassian, setar Pierre-Yves Martel, viola de gamba David Fallis, conductor Vocal Ensemble: Dawn Bailey (soprano), Laura Pudwell (mezzo), Zachary Finkelstein (tenor), David Roth (baritone). Poetry readings by Diego Matamoros, Françoise Atlan and Roula Said. Peter Moss, dramatic consultant Explore the Soundstreams commission catalogue on our SoundMakers website: www.SoundMakers.ca/soundstreams-commissions

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                    • Soundstreams presents 'The 3 Faces of Jerusalem' (Part 2)

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                      "The Three Faces of Jerusalem poses questions. The first two: Why this program? Why now? i can’t remember during my lifetime when the Middle East wasn’t on fire, at least metaphorically. Fire can be positive – providing light in the darkness and warmth in the cold, both spiritual and physical – but it can also be incredibly destructive, consuming all in its path. Jerusalem is the symbol of that paradox, the centre of gravity for the great traditions and heritages of islam, Judaism and Christianity. One point of view is that its long and ancient history is one nearly continuous fight for domination. This is an unsettling conclusion, implying that as long as there are Muslims, Jews and Christians, a perpetual state of war will be the norm. it flies in the face of the fact that these heritages, culturally and musically, are joined at the hip, and that there have been times when they co-existed peacefully. So the third question is: is there an alternative to endless violence and strife? This program features artists whose heritages encompass Morocco, israel, Palestine, Syria, iran, France, Canada and the United States. While it is significant that these artists bring inspiration from many cultures, each has a history of crossing cultural and geographic boundaries to make music. it is not possible to sing or play music from another culture unless you understand it. i hope The Three Faces of Jerusalem will leave you asking questions. Events of the last two years in the Middle-East make projects like this more relevant and urgent than ever. We don’t create art to change the world. But can it make a difference?" Lawrence Cherney Françoise Atlan, vocalist Yair Dalal, oud/violin Ben Grossman, percussion, hurdy gurdy Michael Ibrahim, nay, mizmar Paul Jenkins, portative organ Roula Said, vocalist Kiya Tabassian, setar Pierre-Yves Martel, viola de gamba David Fallis, conductor Vocal Ensemble: Dawn Bailey (soprano), Laura Pudwell (mezzo), Zachary Finkelstein (tenor), David Roth (baritone). Poetry readings by Diego Matamoros, Françoise Atlan and Roula Said. Peter Moss, dramatic consultant Explore the Soundstreams commission catalogue on our SoundMakers website: www.SoundMakers.ca/soundstreams-commissions

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