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Have a great summer!
In each of the 7 seasons that Vespera has been together we've had many composers write works for the choir. For the most part their efforts have been volunteer and for that we are most grateful. However, as of June 2013 we will be starting a Composers Fund to ensure we are able to offer some remuneration to those that write works specifically for Vespera. Look to this space for more information about how to donate to the Vespera Composers Fund 2013/14.
COMPOSERS FUND DONATE HERE COMING SOON!
The Vespera Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir of exceptional singers dedicated to performing new music. For 6 years Vespera has shown itself as a leader in the Toronto choral community by it's continued commitment to performing new works, especially those by Canadian composers. Each season Vespera dedicates an entire concert to works by Canadians especially those from the Toronto area. Canadian composers featured: Fiona Ryan, Cecilia Livingston, Susanne Maziarz, Stephanie Martin, Jessica Stuart, Yvette Tollar, Wendy Stuart, Eleanor Daley, Rachel Sauvé, Stephen Hatfield, Imant Raminsh, Violet Archer and others. 2012-2013 marks Vespera's 7th season of performing new music.
- Wednesdays 7:00-9:30 At Bloor Street United, Toronto
Director: Sarah John
conductor, vocalist and teacher, is the Founder and Music Director
of the Vespera Chamber Choir and Vespera Instrumental Ensemble.
She grew up on the west coast of B.C. and currently resides
in Toronto, Canada.
In addition, she
studied conducting with some of North America's most distinguished
teachers, including Kenneth Kiesler, Arthur Arnold, Gustav Meier,
George Corwin, Susan Haig, Dale Warland, William Weinert, Joseph
Flummerfelt and Elmer Iseler.
Sarah studied oboe
with Jerry Domer and Paul Emond and voice with Verna MacDonald,
Judith Dowling and Susan Young. During her undergraduate degree
she focused her studies first on choral conducting with Donald
James and Bruce More and then orchestral conducting with George
Corwin. She has held positions with the Powell River Academy
of Music, Echo Women’s Choir, Scarborough Music Theatre, the
Windsor Symphony, the Windsor Symphony Chorus and Heliconian Choir
and Orchestra and the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra.
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