I hope you’re enjoying your summer.

This short blog is just to let you know that our Pax Christi Chorale video of Elgar’s masterpiece ‘The Apostles’ is now live on Youtube.

This was my swan song, April 29 and 30, 2017; a sweet farewell after 20 years conducting this large oratorio choir. I am indebted to everyone for bringing this performance to life. It represents the culmination of two decades of work for singers, instrumentalists, board members, committee volunteers, audience members, donors, and supporters of all sorts. Thanks so much to our whole Pax Christi community from the bottom of my heart.

Apostles

Elgar aloft

Congratulations also go out to all the choir members for achieving an honourable mention in the large choir category of the Canadian National Competition for amateur choirs, and to our chamber choir for winning first place in a very competitive category. Bravo to the 70 choirs across Canada who participated this year – the highest number in the competition’s history.

Yes, I will miss conducting this fine choir and working every Monday night on the greatest music ever written, but I rejoice that I will have five wonderful videos to look back on, and four recordings to listen to when I am ‘old and gray and full of sleep.’

Click here to go to the the youtube file:
Elgar’s ‘The Apostles’

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