This second recital is about the journey of our lives. And, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation, it piggybacks this metaphorical journey on that of explorers and settlers coming to North America from England and France for the first time.
I explore questions like these in this recital: What made them leave their homes for the unknown and for adventure? What challenges did they face? What did they see when they reached their destination and what happened at the end of their travels? Was a new journey awaiting them at the end of the first? And, in the same way, I ask these same questions about our lives and our time.
Also worth mentioning is that most of the music for this concert was written by Canadian composers, something I thought appropriate given the occasion.
Here's the program:
Toll the Bell
Three Salt Water Ballads
Port of Many Ships
🍁Three Traditional French-Canadian Songs
La plainte des coureurs-des-bois
Rossignol du vert bocage
Le navire de Bayonne
🍁Selections from South of North
Wilderness on Centre Island
Northern River Falls
Congregation at the Shoreline
🍁Two French Songs For Baritone
Violon de villanelle
🍁A Clear Midnight
🍁Saturday and Sunday
Sure on this Shining Night
Admission is free. I hope you can come!