EnChor is just back from New York City where we were privileged to take part in a workshop with Eric Whitacre. The workshop culminated with a concert at the Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. Yes – we’ve sung at Lincoln Center in front of about 2700 people, to a standing ovation.
We can’t adequately describe how amazing the workshop was. To learn a piece of music from the person who wrote it is a life altering experience. I’m sure none of us will sing Sleep or A Boy and a Girl in quite the same way again.
Check out some photos from our big adventure!
The Julliard School at Lincoln Center.
Distinguished Concerts International New York City has this media release to let everyone know EnChor is New York bound.
It’s an amazing honour to have been invited to participate in this concert and we can’t wait to get our music memorized and ourselves on that plane.
In March, 2014, Enchor has been invited to work with renown choral composer, Eric Whitacre, in New York City. The Choir will spend a week in New York, working with Mr. Whitacre, culminating in a concert at the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Centre. We’re pretty excited to have been invited to take part in this amazing opportunity to work with one of the world’s most well-respected contemporary composers.
EnChor has performed a number of Whitacre’s works, including:
For more information about Eric Whitacre, visit his website.
We love finding new pieces and premiering them for the Calgary audience. Now we’re doing it again. October 28 we are really excited to be the first to perform Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass. This beautiful work is a remarkable collaboration between voice and string quartet. Please join us at 7:30 pm at Parkdale United Church as perform this mass along with some other favourites including Water Night by Whitacre, Lux Aeterna by Schmidt and Gjeilo’s beautiful Ubi Caritas.
Our first event of the Christmas season! Join us for a wonderful afternoon of sesonal choral music with guests, One Accord and the Scarboro Church and Gospel Choirs.
Scarboro United Church
134 Scarboro Ave. S.W
Tickets $15 at the the door, or pay what you can.
Sunday, October 30, 7:30
With guests, Corps Bara Dance
We’re so excited with what we have planned for our 2011/2012 season. One of the things we think we do really well is change musical styles. We can sing a beautiful piece of Renaissance polyphony and follow that with a really contemporary, sometimes discordant contemporary piece. This is a very versatile choir!
Our first concert is coming up on October 30 at 7:30 pm at Scarboro United – that’s 124 Scarboro Avenue. Tickets will be available at the door or buy them in advance here:
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