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Location: Ontario, Canada
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed


On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm, at Eastminster United Church (310 Danforth Ave., W. of Chester subway) THE EAST YORK CHOIR will present WINTER SOLSTICE, a seasonal celebration of our 25th Anniversary, featuring a wide array of music from many different eras and traditions - from ancient carols to a variety of selections by contemporary composers and legendary Canadian songwriters.


Our concert will feature several works by two renowned Canadian composers. We will be performing a world premiere of our choir’s first commissioned work, Winter Solstice by B.C. composer, Stephen Hatfield, as well as an Ontario premiere of his arrangement of a lively Gatineau folk song.

We will also be featuring several compositions by Quebec composer, Donald Patriquin, including the Magnificat For Turning, composed for our choir’s founder, Stephanie Piercey Beames, who will be performing with us that evening.


Our sopranos and altos will be performing an arrangement of Jane Siberry's wistful Are You Burning, Little Candle?, and our tenors and basses will be featured in two legendary Canadian songs of the season: a Celtic-inspired version of the Huron Carol, and James Gordon's haunting Frobisher Bay.


We will also be featuring Eric Whitacre’s stunning, sublime internet sensation, Lux Aurumque.


Join us for our traditional carol sing, as well as a post-concert reception, featuring refreshments and an archival presentation of the choir's past 25 years.


Artistic Director: Jenny Crober

Accompanist: Elizabeth Acker


Guest artists: EYC's founder, Stephanie Piercey-Beames (soprano); Ray Dillard, (percussion); Les Allt (flute, tin whistle, Irish flute); Charlie Roby (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin); Wendy Solomon (cello)


Tickets: $20; $15 (Sr.); $10 (St.)

Contact:; 647-260-0740


NOTE: As of January 1, 2012, THE EAST YORK CHOIR will be re-named VOCA Chorus of Toronto to better reflect our ensemble's membership and audience base, our growth, and our changing vision - and to welcome the next 25 years!

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