Our audiences are fully aware of Kathleen Allan’s multiple talents as conductor-singer-composer and her long association with the Vancouver Chamber Choir. This concert — her official audition — will feature a performance of the famous Mass for Double Choir by Frank Martin, the most renowned Swiss composer of the 20th century. Between those Mass movements, though, Ms. Allan will introduce a great variety of music — both secular and sacred — by Arcadelt, Lassus, O’Regan, Lang, Sharman, Shaw, Braden, Hawley, and… Allan.
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Conductor, composer and soprano Kathleen Allan is the Director of Choral Studies and Associate Orchestra Conductor at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Artistic Director of Canzona, Winnipeg’s professional Baroque choir, and founding co-artistic director of Arkora, a chamber collective dedicated to interdisciplinary performance. She was the 2016 recipient of the Ernest MacMillan Prize in Choral Conducting and in 2015 she made her Asian debut conducting Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Japan. Her compositions have been commissioned and performed throughout the Americas and Europe. She studied composition at the University of British Columbia and holds a Master’s degree in conducting from Yale University.
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Frank Martin • Mass for Double Choir (excerpts)
Rodney Sharman • Love
Orlando di Lasso • S’io esca vivo
Tarik O’Regan • I had no time to hate
David Lang • for love is strong
Caroline Shaw • and the swallow (Psalm 84)
Jacques Arcadelt • Occhi miei lassi
Carmen Braden • Long Light [premiere]
Kathleen Allan • Rest
Laura Hawley • Sonnet 43