The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir presents Little Match Woman Ardour — a musical vigil drawing consciousness to the issues of starvation and homelessness in our metropolis. The TMChoir companions with Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity and Unity Kitchen, leaders for this vital trigger in our group, for this presentation.
The TMSingers, the Choir’s skilled chamber ensemble, will carry out David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work, The Little Match Woman Ardour. Impressed by Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known story a couple of poverty-stricken younger lady despatched out into the chilly by her father to promote matches, this work leads us on a journey the place hope and reminiscences meet the tough actuality of the snowy streets. The night’s program additionally contains excerpts of Bach’s St Matthew Ardour and a brand new fee, Diaries of the Forgotten, by our inaugural composer-in-residence, Dr. Shireen Abu-Khader. This highly effective new work is impressed by the composer’s analysis and direct discussions with unhoused people in our group, focussing on the lack of awareness and assets obtainable to these combating psychological well being.
Viewers members are invited to donate gently used clothes, notably coats, scarves, socks, and hats. The beneficiant employees and volunteers of Holy Trinity TO might be on website to share assets on their work and gather the donations. The Holy Trinity strives to work with others in the neighborhood to uproot the systemic injustice which entraps the weakest members of our society. “With this live performance, we intention to make use of music to attract consideration to this battle in our metropolis,” says Inventive Director Jean-Sébastien Vallée, “As a complete, it’s a name to motion. We’re honoured to carry out at this venue, the place audiences also can pay respects to the Toronto Homeless Memorial outdoors.”
This program articulates the TMChoir’s dedication to creating significant and impactful instructional and group applications, whereas utilizing the ability of many voices to deliver consciousness to related points in our group.
Little Match Woman Ardour
Toronto Mendelssohn Singers
March 18th, 2023 – 7:30 pm Church of the Holy Trinity
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