Looking back over my inaugural season with the Choral Society, I feel so warmly welcomed and rewarded by our work together. It was a season that afforded me the pleasure of making music with many of Canada's leading artists, including some exceptional young musicians that the Society has discovered through its emerging artists initiatives. The choir's commitment to excellence and willingness to find and develop our own sound has been particularly exciting.
Our new season is full of glorious music, beginning with an exploration into the great masters of the choral tradition accompanied by improvised piano duet. For some contemporary perspective we will hear the provocative voice of Kurt Weill and the mysticism of Georgian composer Giya Kancheli.
I am especially looking forward to our festive Christmas celebration when we will also ask you, our audience, to lend your voices, and to wrapping up our season with the perfect genius of Mozart.
We hope you will be a part of our life in music this season!
Jordan de Souza
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor