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During these challenging times, The Edison Singers are committed to making music anyway we can.  Why?  Because we believe music is needed now more than ever. Scientists say that listening to music releases endorphins, elevating your mood and boosting your spirits.  Those of us who love choral music know that it can transport you like nothing else. 

Our singers know this too. Each time we meet to rehearse or record, I am uplifted by the sheer joy they feel at being able to sing again.  Due to the generosity of the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph, and St David’s Presbyterian, Campbellville, we have been able to rehearse while observing physical distancing protocols. We have also presented online virtual choral presentations and are pleased to share some of the recordings here with you.

“Only in Sleep” is a hauntingly beautiful piece by Ēriks Ešenvalds and one I’m sure you’ll enjoy. Also featured are three stirring excerpts from Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli. This was to have been performed in our spring Ancient & Modern Reflections concert which, alas, had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.
 

I have also been giving music appreciation to ‘Fireside Chats’ and my talk on Bach’s motet “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied” is included here.  I shall be doing another on Handel’s Messiah in December when we will also present a Festival of Carols for the Festive Season. So please watch this website for updates.

I am deeply grateful for the ongoing support from our friends and donors and look forward with profound hope to singing for you live in 2021.

Noel Edison,

Artistic Director & Conductor

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