Reflect on humanity's relationship to Mother Earth in the Niagara premiere of the strikingly beautiful Sunrise: A Symphonic Mass, for choir and strings by renowned Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. Stunning on-screen images weave a moving musical journey from the starry heavens, through cityscapes to the magnificent tranquility of earth. The premiere of Canadian composer Tawnie Olson’s That’s One Small Step continues our choral encounter with the beauty and fragility of our planet. Apprentice Conductor Elise Naccarato conducts Burlington Ontario native Katerina Gimon's EARTH and FIRE. We also premiere Stoney Creek, ON composer Glen Rhodes Who We Are, which explores our relationship with the Earth, and our relationship with ourselves. It is a message about humanity, and our role in the stewardship and destruction of our planet, and how that role is in many ways a reflection of our own loss of touch with ourselves. Don’t miss this multi-media once-in-a-lifetime performance!
Orchestra Sponsor NIAGARA PENINSULA ENERGY
Apprentice Conductor Sponsors BECK & BARBARA BROWN
Music Sponsors TRISH CRAWFORD & JACQUES BEAUDOIN
Niagara Symphony Orchestra Strings | Bradley Thachuk, Music Director
Chorus Niagara Side By Side High School Chorale
Chorus Niagara Children's Choir (Intermediate Choir) | Jennifer McKillop, Conductor