Toronto Chamber Choir explores
the world of women composers
How did Europe’s most gifted female composers of the past centuries come by their creative abilities? Was their musical talent innate, or did history provide them with extraordinary opportunities? And how did they become composers when such a path rarely existed for women in their time?
The Toronto Chamber Choir, a 40-voice choir with a focus on early music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, explores the world of women composers in “A Voice of Her Own.”
In an engaging concert with commentary, the choir under guest conductor Elizabeth Anderson will present music by women from the Renaissance to the Romantic eras – including some you probably have heard of, such as Clara Schumann, but many others you may not recognize.
Katherine R. Larson, an associate professor of English at the University of Toronto, will reveal biographical information about these women and the societies in which they lived, paying particular attention to the musical training available to them as young girls.
The concert will be held on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer,
162 Bloor St. W., Toronto.
The choir’s informal afternoon Kaffeemusik format combines music with an engaging lecture, followed by coffee and home-baked goodies.
Donations will be accepted at the concert to support Plan Canada (www.plancanada.ca) for the education of girls.
Ticket prices vary: Regular $30 at the door, with discounts for seniors or those under 30. For orders or information, visit torontochamberchoir.ca or call 416-763-1695.
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