Wonder Of Christmas / Elora Festival Singers
Elora Festival Singers; Edison; Bloss
Composed by: Britten; Rutter; Tavener
The Toronto-based Elora Festival Singers, conducted by their founder and internationally acclaimed director Noel Edison, are one of the most exciting of contemporary choirs. Their disc of Eric Whitacre’s choral music (8.559677) was nominated for a GRAMMY® in 2010. Now they turn to the art of the Christmas carol, a genre covering a variety of styles, both popular and refined, each piece expressing religious sentiments and beliefs. The music ranges from much-loved settings to new works, from polyphony to more straightforward melodies, in a recital stretching from the Middle Ages to the music of today. Also heard on several of the album’s tracks is the organist Michael Bloss. Through regular concert series, recordings, broadcasts, and touring, the EFS continue to reach audiences all over the world to showcase Canadian musical talent. The choir, known for its rich, warm sound and clarity of texture, has numerous releases on the Naxos label.