Enchanting Landscapes (Friday January 25)

by Yellow Door Choir

  • Friday, 25 January 2019 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
  • Église Unitarienne de Montréal / The Unitarian Church of Montreal 5035, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC H4A 1Y5

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Overview

Music has the power to cross boundaries and carry our spirits into new worlds.  In an evening packed with variety, Director Roxanne Martel has blended many genres and musical cultures. Our music leads to pilgrimage, with a traditional spiritual, “The Storm is Passing Over,” a Kenyan praise song, a Hungarian “Song to Mary” and Norwegian “Song of the Earth.”  It transports us into love with “Underneath the Stars” and a new take on “The Song of Solomon” inspired by the Northern Lights. The trip is an adventure, as we’re crossing rivers and bridging new challenges with Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run” and the traditional folk song “Shenandoah.” The hypnotic power of the samba carries us away to Argentina for some timely heat in “Zapata se Queda.”  Music can be a welcome escape route, with Yeats’s “I Will Arise and Go” to the lake isle of Innisfree and with Tchaikovsky’s “Nightingale” fleeing winter’s icy blasts. For 15th Century's Charles d’Orléans, winter is a villain we resent, and yet we also celebrate its magic back home with Gordon Lightfoot in “Whispers of the North.”   We go around the world in music, and you’re invited to come along to share in the fun.

We are pleased to feature gifted pianist Oksana Zotova as our accompanist, and invited musical guest Jeff May completes the rhythm section for your evening’s entertainment.

Details

Our charity partner for this session is Welcome Collective, a non-profit organization under the YMCA umbrella working with individuals and community groups across Montreal to help the most vulnerable newly-arrived asylum seekers gather the essential items they need to live and to integrate into their new homes.  Vulnerable families are the priority:  single mothers with small children, pregnant women, families with several small children, and the disabled.

Get Your Ticket for the Musical Journey to Paysages enchantés!  

Friday January 25th and Saturday January 26th at 7:30 PM.

Unitarian Church of Montreal5035, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal H4A 1Y5General Admission:  $20; Students  $15.

For more information: www.yellowdoorchoir.com  www.welcomecollective.org/

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Église Unitarienne de Montréal / The Unitarian Church of Montreal
5035, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC H4A 1Y5

25 January 2019
Friday, 25 January 2019 7:30 PM (EST)

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About This Charity

The Yellow Door Choir is a community choir based in Montreal that welcomes singers from all walks of life, we partner with local charities and use our concerts to support and raise awareness of their good work. We sing an eclectic variety of music, including classical, traditional, gospel, jazz, pop, and folk music from all over the world. We celebrate life through music! The yellow door choir has been singing for more than three decades, and over the years, our performances have featured guest soloists, musicians, comedians and dancers. The choir is under the direction of Roxanne Martel, who conducts the 35-voice choir made up of singers from a variety of, cultural, professional and musical backgrounds.