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Blessed Is The World That Sings / Cantilon Chamber Choir

Cantilon Chamber Choir; Heather Johnson, Conductor
Release Date: 11/01/2005 
Label:  Arktos Recordings   Catalog #: 200586  
Composer:  Knut NystedtVarious
Conductor:  Heather Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilon Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Founded in 1999 the Cantilon Chamber Choir is recognized as one of Canada's leading choral ensembles for children. Choristers in this ensemble, who range in age from ten to eighteen, are selected on the basis of their outstanding musicianship, experience and commitment to the art of choral singing. In addition to its regular concert series, the choir regularly performs with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Pro Coro Canada, the Edmonton Opera Company and the Richard Eaton Singers. Since its inception, the Cantilon Chamber Choir has been honoured with many awards in national and international competitions, including first place in the Youth Choir category of the prestigious CBC National Radio Choral Competition (2004), and has received the Read more George S. Mathieson Award for the Canadian National Music Festival for Choirs - 19 yrs and under since 2000. In the summer of 2003, the Cantilon Chamber Choir undertook its first international tour, receiving 2nd place in the Senior Children's Choir category, and two 3rd place awards for Chamber Choir and Folk Song Choir categories at the 57th International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. This new Arktos recording showcases the award-winning Choir in a fascinating and diverse sampling of works for treble voices. From earthy, evocative folk melodies to grand sacred classcial works and back again, 'Blessed is the World That Sings' demonstrates the purity of intonation and remarkably varied repertoire fo this talented group of young singers. Read less

Works on This Recording

Hosanna by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Heather Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilon Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
Work(s) by Various
Conductor:  Heather Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilon Chamber Choir

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