Summer Solstice Labyrinth Experience with Ondine Chorus

June 21, 2015
Offered by Five Oaks Centre
Paris ON


As we move through the longest day of the year, celebrate the power of the sun and the inspiration of the collective voice. Join Ondine Chorus for a special performance at the labyrinth which will intertwine concert with participation. Come prepared to walk, listen and lend voice to this musical Solstice celebration.

Lend your ear: Ondine Chorus is sure to take you on a magical journey of subtle and rich harmony, exploring the fantastic, the imagined, the inspirations of landscape and story… Equally adept at creating original works, arranging traditional songs, setting treasured poems to music or improvising thematic sonic constructions, Ondine Chorus delivers a hushed and compelling experience of the collective voice.
Born at a 3 am Nuit Blanche Concert in Guelph, Ondine Chorus is a vocal ensemble guided by Co-Artistic Directors Shannon Kingsbury and Sue Smith who share a desire to create and present new vocal works. Performances include a mix of scored and improvised works often in site specific and unusual venues and often in collaboration with artists across many disciplines including multi instrumentalists, aerial silk artists, actors and dancers.

Ondine Chorus’ debut EP “Towards A Little Light” is a five-song collection released in March, 2014.  “Into the Dark” was written by Sue Smith, inspired by her father’s childhood stories of long walks through the wintery woods and fields of rural Ontario. “Hush, The Moon Is Rising” is a delicate and ethereal ode to the moon written by Shannon Kingsbury. A rousing arrangement of the traditional African-American gospel tune, “Children Go Where I Send Thee”, is soulfully led by Guelph’s celebrated songstress Tannis Slimmon. The full-bodied sound of the Marian Hymn, “There Is No Rose of Such Virtue”, features the sweet-voiced Tricia Brubacher and the robust Tambourine Melodique of Jeff Bird. The EP is rounded out with Shannon Kingsbury and Tannis Slimmon’s duet of the 15th Century Sephardic song, “La Rosa Enflorece”.


Summer Solstice Labyrinth Experience with Ondine Chorus

Start: Jun 21, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
End: Jun 21, 2015 @ 9:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

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