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Canadian Choral Celebration

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Soundstreams celebrates sixty years of choral singing in Canada.

Under the baton of Kaspars Putniņš, conductor of the Latvian Radio Choir, ensembles from three provinces—Ontario’s Elmer Iseler Singers, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and Alberta’s Pro Coro Canada—presented a concert celebrating six decades of professional choral singing in Canada.

The festivities in Koerner Hall include da performance of Henryk Górecki’s monumental Miserere and the world premiere of Hear the Sounds go Round, a new work by R. Murray Schafer.


  • R. Murray Schafer: Hear the Sounds go Round (world premiere)
  • Henryk Górecki: Miserere
  • Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach
  • John Beckwith: Sharon Fragments
  • Kaija Saariaho: Tag des Jahres (Day of the Year)
  • Uģis Prauliņš: Laudibus in Sanctis