Anastasia Antonacos, pianist
Director’s Notes, Robert Russell: The ChoralArt Camerata presents Songs of the Lights: A Salute to Canada. The Canadian choral tradition came alive to me 30 years ago in performances by The Elmer Iseler Singers at a national convention of the American Choral Directors Association and, subsequently, in two visits of the Iseler Singers to Portland, memorable for the level of choral artistry that Mr. Iseler brought to ChoralArt and to the USM choral ensembles. Camerata showcases the glorious “Magnificat” and the ravishing “Ave verum corpus” of Imant Raminsh and concludes the program with delightful folksong settings of Stephan Chatman and Donald Patriquin.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door.