Salut Printemps! Heliconian Choir & Orchestra Concert: May 27

We are excited to present the Heliconian Choir and Orchestra’s 2nd annual concert on Sunday afternoon May 27, 2pm at St. Clement’s Church in Toronto (70 St. Clement’s, off of Duplex north of Eglinton). The concert program is a parade of brilliant classical favorites juxtaposed with innovative musical works by Canadian female composers.

Featuring fellow Heliconians including renowned and dazzling vocal artists Janet Catherine Dea, Barbara Fris and Alison Hodsman, joined by HCO member mezzo soloist Catharin Carew. The program includes:

  • Mozart’s famous Symphony no. 40 in G minor 
  • Saint-Saëns’ children’s classic Carnival of the Animals,
  • Debussy’s Salut Printemps for women’s choir
  • Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

In addition the well-loved classics, we will also be celebrating Canadian female composers by performing Sarah Quartel’s Songbird for a capella female voices and presenting a world premiere of Song for Abwoon by fellow Heliconian, Joanna Estelle, written for chamber ensemble, women’s choir and soloist, based on the Lord’s prayer in Aramaic.

We are also delighted to be presenting the world premiere of You Know Me written by Monica Pearce, winner of the 2012 Heliconian Choir and Orchestra Emerging Female Composer Competition. The piece is based on text by the late Gwendolyn MacEwen, and written for women’s choir and chamber ensemble.

Tickets are $25 General, $20 Students & Seniors, $15 youth under 18, free for children under 12. They can be purchased online or at the club in advance by calling 416-922-3618. Advance tickets are now closed. Tickets at the door can be purchased by cash only.