i Coristi Chamber Choir is a proud member of the Alberta Choral Federation
i Coristi Chamber Choir    Phone: 780. 977.6993   E-Mail: contact @ icoristi.com
PO Box 52068 Garneau, Edmonton, Alberta , CANADA  T6G 2T5

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​Concerts: 2018-2019 Season
Concert 1
Meeting Places 1
November 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

The concert will include a collaboration between Deepak Paramashivan, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at the U of A, and i Coristi. Deepak will perform on the sarangi - a small bowed string instrument of India and Nepal, with 3 playing strings and about 36 sympathetically vibrating strings. It's a relatively rare instrument to hear - often when we think of Indian classical music we think of sitar and tabla, but it has a much more voice-like, melodious quality.

Meeting Places 1 is the first in a series of concerts that explore intersections between choral music and other areas in which choirs don't work very often. Future concerts could be collaborations with dancers, live painters, slam poets, jazz groups, Indigenous musicians, pop artists... This concert will be a great first installment of this new initiative.



Concert 2
Poets
March 2, 2019, 7:30 pm

A concert program focusing on texts and lyricists, rather than on the composers. Poets will include E. Pauline Johnson (in a setting by Christine Donkin), Pablo Neruda (set by American composer Shawn Kirchner), Shakespeare (settings by Charles WoodBob ChilcottWard Swingle), and others.



Concert 3
i Coristi Gone Wild
May 18, 2019, 7:30 pm

Music about animals - program will include Eric Whitacre's Animal Crackers (fun settings of Ogden Nash poetry), Passereau's Il est bel et bon (Renaissance motet with onomatopoeia of chickens clucking), Trent Worthington's arrangement of The BeatlesBlackbird, and others. A light and fun program for spring.



All concerts are at Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 - 84 Ave NW, Edmonton