Serenity, Hope, Light
Friday, December 9
Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge St.
Please join us on Friday, December 9 for our annual December concert. Serenity, Hope, Light will feature works for Christmas, Hanukkah and the winter season. The choir will perform Bach’s masterpiece, Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden along with serene and lush settings by renowned contemporary composers Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, and Randall Stroope. The spirit of Hanukkah is captured in Yiddish settings by Joshua Jacobson and Stanley Hoffman. Works of the African-diaspora include Sydney Guillaume’s Dominus Vobiscum, a work that beautifully combines the polyrhythms and energy of Afro-Haitian music with the tradition of the sacred Latin motet; the jazz-gospel setting, Sistah Mary, by Rosephanye Powell; and the bluesy spiritual Is a Light Shining in the Heavens by Robert L Morris. Univox is joined by special guests Rachel Pomedli (cello) and Susanne Maziarz (piano).
Dallas Bergen, Conductor
Susanne Maziarz, Piano
Rachel Pomedli, Cello
Tickets $25 / $20 (student/senior/advance). 18 & under PWYC.
Univox is proud to partner with The Stop Community Food Centre as our charity for this concert. A portion of the proceeds will be donated.
The Stop Community Food Centre is a leader in providing access to healthy food and building community in an attempt to resolve the underlying issues that can lead to poverty and hunger. As part of a wide range of community food programs, The Stop is in need of healthy, non-perishable food or monetary donations to help continue the wonderful work they do within the community. At our concert, we will be collecting donations on their behalf. If you choose to bring a non-perishable item, we ask it be one of the following: rice, milk alternatives (boxed soy milk, rice milk, etc.), and dried or canned beans/legumes which will help to continue the focus on healthy food items.