Pro Coro’s Second Concert 2013/2014 Season

Actually this will be their third concert of the season – I forgot to include the opening concert in the Winspear from September during Alberta Culture Week.

Winspear Centre
Winspear Centre (Photo credit: bulliver)

Anyway this is Pro Coro’s Christmas Concert and they have special guests Keri Lynn Zwicker – celtic harpist, plus the Edmonton Youth Choir.  I am looking forward to it!  More to come after the concert.

Well, it was an awesome event.  Starting out with a Welcome from Heather Klimchuck to Michael Zaugg on his becoming an Edmontonian yesterday.

The first piece was Antonio Vivaldi‘s Gloria RV 589 and Michael started to show off the talents of his very able company of singers, many of whom were featured today as soloists.  The soloists were excellent!  Also supporting the program were the Strathcona String Quartet and Jeremy Spurgeon on the Organ.

After Vivaldi came the Edmonton Youth Choir – under conductor John Wiebe, they did three numbers and pretty much wowed the socks off the audience – I kept thinking Pro Coro in the making!  The second last piece of the half was Keri Lynn Zwicker on her Celtic Harp – doing “Do You Hear What I Hear”.

Following the EYC it was a group sing – Hark the Herald Angels Sing including the audience – good times.  Here is a picture taken by our erstwhile Minister Klimchuck which I poached off of twitter.

ProCoro.Klimchuck

The second half began with Camille Saint Saens Christmas Oratorio – it was sublime!  Again Michael chose to show off the talents of some different Pro Coro singers – they were fabulous!!

The second last piece of the day was Psalm 150 by Cesar Franck and then into the home stretch with everyone singing “O Come All Ye Faithful“.  Great.

Afterwards it was meeting up with people I know from the Edmonton Choral community, getting some really great hugs from some Pro Coro Singers and getting ready to face that early darkness and the recently rain washed, snow covered streets.  All is good!

TTFN

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