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Love Songs

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Music that contemplates our place in the universe.

What to Expect
A 55-minute concert featuring two works by Québec composer Claude Vivier, and a world premiere by Christopher Mayo. Filmed onstage at Koerner Hall, Toronto. 

Who was Claude Vivier?
Founding Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney has written a post on the importance of this Canadian composer, and why Soundstreams continues to champion his music. Click here to read more.

Claude Vivier’s travels to Bali and the Iranian city of Shiraz in the 1970’s was for him an initiation into mysticism and poetry. These travels led to an intensely personal voyage; Love Songs, for seven singers, runs the gamut from childhood songs and nursery rhymes to the deepest contemplation of our place in the universe. Also in the program will be Vivier’s Hymnen an die Nacht. Couple these works with a world premiere homage to Claude Vivier by Christopher Mayo, Oceano Nox, and you have an evening of pure magic.


David Fallis, music director 
Vocal ensemble: Carla Huhtanen, Lindsay McIntyre, Vania Chan, Robin Dann, Bud Roach, Alex Samaras, and Keith Lam 
Gregory Oh, piano 
Ryan Scott, percussion 


Claude Vivier Love Songs
Claude Vivier Hymnen an die Nacht
Christopher Mayo Oceano Nox

The digital production of Love Songs is sponsored by BMO.

Oceano Nox was commissioned with funding from the Ontario Arts Council.

Love Songs is made possible with the generous support of ACTRA Toronto, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, Toronto Musicians’ Association, Steinway & Sons, and Yonge Suites.

Photos by Claire Harvie, taken at Koerner Hall.