Madrigal Singers present world premiere of Arcadia

Celebrated UAlberta choral group to perform unique program featuring local composer Margaret King and works by Baltic composers including Pärt, Dubra, Ešenvalds and Miškinis.

20 October 2015

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The University of Alberta's celebrated Madrigal Singers will present the world premiere of Arcadia, a composition by local composer Margaret King. The choral performance will take place on October 30th at Convocation Hall.

The composition Arcadia is a setting of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "There is sweet music here", and it is a richly textured and evocative setting, written in 8-12 voice parts. In addition to the world premiere of Arcadia, this concert will also celebrate the 80th birthday of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with his Seven Magnificat Antiphons; other Baltic composers including Dubra, Ešenvalds and Miškinis; Bob Chilcott's delightful Aesop's Fables, and songs by Bloesch and Chatman.

Conductor Leonard Ratzlaff and Pianist Leanne Regehr will join the choral group for this special performance.

About Margaret King

Margaret grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan where she began her musical studies with her mother, Marilyn King. In 1994 she earned her Bachelor of Music in piano performance, studying with Glen Montgomery, at the University of Lethbridge. She is currently on the piano faculty at Alberta College Conservatory of Music (Grant MacEwan University) in Edmonton. Margaret enjoys working as a collaborative pianist with choirs and solo singers and she also loves to write music. Her music has been sung and performed across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Concert Details

Arcadia World Premiere
October 30th, 2015

University of Alberta Madrigal Singers
With conductor Leonard Ratzlaff & pianist Leanne Regehr
Convocation Hall
University of Alberta Main Campus

Free Admission, Donations accepted at the door.

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