HEART BE BRAVE
November 19, 2022
As we return to the hustle and bustle of life, we sing with urgency a call to care for one another. Hear settings of timeless texts including the Magnificat and Ubi Caritas with other poignant reflections on love and justice, including those of Caroline Shaw, Dale Trumbore, Marques Garrett, Hussein Janmohamed, Jonathan Dove and more.
February 11, 2023
Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, we sing with urgency a call to care for one another. Join us for this concert of nostalgia, lament, and hope. Hear settings of timeless texts including the Magnificat of Esenvalds and Durufle’s Ubi Caritas alongside other poignant reflections on love and justice by Caroline Shaw, Marques Garrett, Dale Trumbore, and Hussein Janmohamed. Also featured is the premiere of our title piece, “Memory’s Voices” by Nicholas Kelly, winner of the Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition.
CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD
April 22 (7:30PM) & April 23 (3:00PM), 2023
“A powerful message of transformation and love.”
This is the story of Matthew Shepard, a young student who in 1998 was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime. Craig Hella Johnson’s oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard weaves together a wide variety of musical styles with narration to draw both singer and audience into the deep tragedy and profound hope of this passion story.
Avanti Chamber Singers gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Niagara Community Foundation, which is a public foundation serving the people of Niagara. The Foundation builds permanently endowed charitable funds for the changing need and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation, and social service sectors.”
JOINT CONCERT WITH THE MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY CHORALE
Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM, Calvary Church (89 Scott St.)
Avanti is excited to be hosting and singing alongside this fabulous choir under the direction of Dr. Cameron LaBarr as they tour Ontario. More details and ticket info to come.