|LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
|A PICKTHALL TRIPTYCH I. THOUGHTS
|A PICKTHALL TRIPTYCH II. SONG
|A PICKTHALL TRIPTYCH III. STARS
|IF I CAN STOP ONE HEART FROM BREAKING
|STILL COLORS (VELVET SHOES)
|FERRY ME ACROSS THE WATER
|FRIEND, PASS SOFTLY
|HAUL IN THE BOWLINE
|O MY LOVE
|I ARISE TODAY
|REMEMBER’D SONGS MOST DEAR
|SING YOUR SONG
One of CBC Music’s 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30 for 2016, Matthew Emery says he specializes in composing music for choirs because they’ve been part of his life since he was 10.
“I was singing in choir from grade five up till the fourth year of my undergraduate degree. I was singing every day, singing in choir is part of my identity,” he tells us via email. “I started composing because I wanted to write music that I wanted to sing. It was natural to focus all of my writing on the choral idiom. I think most composers, when they’re beginning their journey, start by writing for the instrument they are most familiar with. For me that was the choir.”
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On Thursday September 14, 2017 our golf tournament at RiverBend Golf Club was a great day of golf, fun, and music on the course. Dinner in RiverBend’s dining room was an elegant affair with performances by the choirs. Thank you to our sponsors and silent auction donors. our event supports Amabile choristers and ensures that no deserving singer is ever turned away from our legendary choirs!
Orlena Bray has been a member of the Amabile family since 2003 and is a winner of Amabile’s Brenda Zadorsky Award of Excellence. Orlena received her Bachelor in Music Education at Western University where she currently studies her Master degree in Music Education. Orlena was the co-conductor of the Conspirator Chamber Singers from 2015-2017, and currently runs her own private teaching studio.