Opus 8 - Melancholy & Mirth
Opus 8 Choir
Martinu - Hej! Mame na Prodej, Josquin - Deploration de la Mort de Johannes Ockeghem, Ravel - Trois Beaux Ooiseaux du Paradis, Weelkes - Thule, The Period of Cosmography, Scandelluis / Schoenberg - Schein Uns, du Liebe Sonne, Delius - Midsummer Song, Ramsey, Stockhausen - Die Machtigall, Parry - Music, When Soft Voices Die, Maconchy - Cat's Funeral, Ward - Out from the Vale, Roberts - Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron
Opus 8 comprises eight of Toronto’s finest ensemble singers, dedicated to musical excellence in the pursuit of sharing the best choral music with the widest audience possible. Their repertoire covers the breadth of history, from unpublished 14th century chansons and 17th century partsongs to 21st century jazz arrangements. From the wild soundworlds of Stockhausen, Schoenberg and Machaut to the elegant compositions of Elgar, Brahms and Bach, this versatile and invigorating group of choral soloists draws diverse audiences of all ages, both experts and newcomers, with a motivation to inspire all through their formidable artistry. Silly and serious, sublime and audacious, Opus 8’s vision is an ambitious and compelling venture into spreading their love of music-making at an internationally high standard.