We are seeking works by emerging Canadian composers 35 years of age and under.
Parameters: The work should be 3 – 4 minutes in duration, and either a cappella or accompanied by piano. There can be some divisi. Ranges should be as follows: low F for basses to top A or B flat for sopranos, but keep the tessitura inside that. Tenor top is around G and alto bottom a G. This music should be unperformed to date.
Text: This may be sacred or secular, and preferably in English or familiar language such as French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Please be sure there are no copyright issues with the text. We would be especially interested in texts by Canadian poets.
Deadline: Please submit a pdf of the score electronically to Elana Harte, Manager, no later than December 1, 2016. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prize: $1000 and a premiere performance by Exultate Chamber Singers at our final season concert on Friday, May 26, 2017, at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Toronto. The concert is entitled “A time for looking forward: music of young composers” and will feature music by primarily Canadian composers, with additional pieces by Erik Esenvalds (Latvia) and Jake Runestad (USA).
Results: These will be announced by January 2017. The panel reserves the right not to name a winner if a suitable work is not found.
St. Thomas’s Anglican Church
383 Huron Street, Toronto
Here is the choir in rehearsal, singing “Hear My Prayer” by J. Scott Brubacher.
And here is Scott in conversation with our Artistic Director Hilary Apfelstadt :
This program will feature works by Canadians Kathleen Allan (In Paradisum), Matthew Emery (The Song my Paddle Sings), J. Scott Brubacher, Lavinia Kell Parker (Songs are Thoughts) and the to-be-selected 2017 winner of the annual choral composition competition for emerging composers. In addition, we will feature music by American Jake Runestad (Alleluia) and Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds (Only in Sleep).
Exultate’s first performance in the fall of 2016 will be as part of the Luminous Light Festival at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. Featured will be an appearance by renowned composer Ola Gjeilo.
This promises to be a very special event. We hope to see you there!
We are delighted to announce our 2016-2017 season, on the theme Travels Through Time.
Music takes us through various time periods, past and present, and through myriad emotional experiences. Through music we explore our heritage, our celebra-tions, our spirits, and even things yet to come.
Stories of Love & Longing features a variety of works on these themes. The humour of Sjolund’s Love Lost is balanced by myriad moods of Brahms’ Op. 52 Liebeslieder Waltzes, which will be presented in chamber music fashion, with a combination of quartets, soloists and choruses. Renaissance and contemporary settings of similar texts are paired: Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus and Enns’ Like as the Hart. Other works include Bissell’s A Song of Longing, Chatman’s Remember, and works by Britten and Mechem. Randall Stroope’s reflective Amor de mi Alma (You are the love of my soul) brings a gentle intensity to the program.
Here is a look into what goes on in the preparation of a piece for a concert. In this video, Hilary talks with Canada composer Eleanor Daley about her composition Ave maris stella, which we performed at our December 2015 concert. The choir is also seen rehearsing the piece.