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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mozart’s Masterpiece to be Performed for the First Time in Barrie

Robert Cooper Joins King Edward Choir for One Night Only

Barrie, ON— Great Mass in C Minor is considered one of Mozart’s greatest works, and has never been performed in Barrie. While there are 14 different published versions, Barrie’s King Edward Choir will perform the 1959 version considered to be an original. This hour long piece is rarely performed by choirs as it is a very challenging piece which takes longer to learn.

This performance will feature the King Edward Choir with Robert Cooper, one of Canada’s leading choral conductors, as well as a 21 piece orchestra led by concert master David McFadden of the Huronia and Toronto Symphonies. The concert will also feature talented soloists Virginia Hatfield, Laura Albino, Bud Roach, and Giles Tomkins.

“This is a rare opportunity to hear two masterpieces as conducted by special guest Robert Cooper and sung by our talented choir with guests soloists,” says Barbara McCann, Choir Director.

The performance of Great Mass in C Minor and Poulenc’s “Gorgeous” Gloria will take place Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Collier Street United Church in Barrie. Additionally, concert sponsor Holiday Inn Barrie is offering a special overnight rate to those that are attending the concert; reservations can be made by contacting the hotel.

King Edward Choir’s concert series will end with a special Spring Sing performance on Saturday, May 8, 2010, which will feature familiar choral favourites.

Individual concert tickets are $20 in advance, or $22 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 705-734-0116, or by visiting the following local businesses: MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St; Music Pro, 56 Barrie View Drive, Unit #2; Page & Turners, 123 Dunlop St. East.

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About King Edward Choir

King Edward Choir has a long and proud history in Barrie. Since its inception 56 years ago, as a Home and School Choir for parents and teachers of King Edward School in Allandale, the choir has gained the reputation as one of the finest choral groups north of Toronto.


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