To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

Grand Philharmonic Choir

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Grand Philharmonic Choir
Also known as GPC
Origin Berlin, Ontario, Canada
Genres Choral Music
Years active 1883 – present
Website grandphilchoir.com
Members

Artistic Director
Mark Vuorinen

Artistic Director Emeritus
Howard Dyck

The Grand Philharmonic Choir is a large classical music choir based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. The choir sings regularly with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony at the Centre in the Square. The choir's artistic director is Mark Vuorinen.

History

The choir was founded in 1883 as the Berlin (Ontario) Philharmonic and Orchestral Society. In 1922, after a hiatus, the choir re-organized itself and changed its name to the Kitchener Waterloo Philharmonic Choir, since the city of Berlin, Ontario had changed its name to Kitchener during World War I. In 2006, the choir changed its name again, to the Grand Philharmonic Choir.

In 1972, Howard Dyck became the Artistic Director of the choir, and led the organization for 38 years; upon his retirement, he was named Artistic Director Emeritus. The choir's current conductor is Mark Vuorinen, who is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto doing research on the music of the Estonian composers Arvo Pärt and Veljo Tormis.[1]

A wide variety of internationally renowned soloists have sung with the choir over the years.

Organization

The Grand Philharmonic Choir organization consists of four choirs: an adult choir of approximately 100 voices, a chamber choir made up of members of the adult choir, a youth choir, and a children's choir.

Programs

The adult choir often sings three major concerts a year: Handel's Messiah in December,[2] a concert that includes a major oratorio and some contemporary repertoire in February,[3] and a Bach oratorio on Good Friday,[4] typically the St Matthew Passion, St John Passion or Mass in B minor.

The chamber choir sings two programs a year, and also often performs pieces as part of concerts of the adult choir. The youth choir and children's choirs also produce multiple concerts each year.

All four choirs also join for combined concerts,[5] and often sing the Christmas Pops concert with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.[6] The choir is also active in its community, singing at celebrations throughout the year.

See also

References

  1. ^ Hill, Valerie (26 October 2011). "Grand Philharmonic Choir opens new season". TheRecord.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Monteiro, Liz (24 December 2011). "'Tis the season for singing". TheRecord.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Hill, Valerie (6 February 2012). "Review: Grand Philharmonic delivers on difficult score". TheRecord.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Preece, Stephen (24 April 2011). "Grand Philharmonic Choir continues to reach new heights". TheRecord.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Preece, Stephen (1 November 2011). "Grand Philharmonic opens season with energetic help from TorQ percussion quartet". TheRecord.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Yuletide Spectacular is an annual tradition". TheRecord.com. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 

External links

This page was last edited on 11 October 2017, at 22:34.
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.