Over the past few months, I have been working with the the Indian River Festival Chorus as their collaborative pianist – the choir has been fantastic, and of course, it is always a pleasure to work with my friend and colleague Kelsea McLean.
The beauty of nature, the changing seasons, and the simplicity of life… The ECMA nominated Atlantic String Machine and the Indian River Festival Chorus come together to deliver a programme of pastoral gems on a beautiful Indian River afternoon. Under the direction of Kelsea McLean and pianist Andrea Ellis, the Festival Chorus will bring life to Randall Thompson’s Frostiana: Seven Country Songs. This work will take the audience through various musical settings of famed author Robert Frost’s most celebrated poetry. Performing works by Handel, Tchaikovsky and Cohen, The Atlantic Spring Machine depicts the rebirth of spring, the warmth of summer, and the changing of seasons in our own lives with their own set of classical and cross-over favourites. Together, the ensembles will deliver a rousing “Gloria” by Canadian composer Timothy Corlis.
Tickets can be bought online through the Indian River Festival website