Choralis Camerata to Sing Vivaldi and Schubert

Choralis Camerata to Sing Vivaldi and Schubert

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 15:00

Niagara-based chamber choir Choralis Camerata is set to deliver a dose of joy and spirituality to its audience as it presents Franz Schubert’s Mass in Gand Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria later this month.

The choir’s annual spring concert will be hosted at St. Andrew’s United Church (5645 Morrison St.) in Niagara Falls on Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m., and will feature some of the most emotional, soul-searching compositions by two of music’s greatest minds.

Franz Schubert, though he died at the young age of 31, was a prolific and masterful composer, having created over 1,500 works in his short career. Choralis Camerata will perform his Mass in G, or 2nd Mass. Composed in less than a week in 1815, it is one of Schubert’s most emotive and melodic works, and takes on an especially magical quality when experienced live.

Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria is a familiar choral classic that has captured the hearts of choral music lovers since its composition by the baroque master composer in 1715. In its many diverse movements, a glorious harmony can be found, and a decidedly operatic feel imparts a sense of wonder and gravity that had made this piece so popular throughout the ages.      

Choralis’ artistic director David Braun will conduct the choir which will also feature noted soloists Melissa-MarieShriner, Kira Braun, Jennifer McKillop, William Sadler, and Jonathon Dick. The choir will be accompanied by Lynne Honsberger and members of SymphoniaCamerata.

“Schubert’s Mass in Gand Vivaldi’sGloria make for a superb pairing - one our choir has enjoyed rehearsing almost as much as you’ll enjoy hearing,” said Choralis Camerata’s artistic director DavidBraun. “We look forward to sharing these two beautiful choral treasures with our audience.”

Tickets are $28 per person ($25 for seniors and $12 for students) and are available online at choraliscamerata.com, by calling 905-646-9225, by speaking with members of the choir, or at the door. 

Choralis Cameratas2018/2019 Season:

Over the last 10 years, Choralis Camerata has developed into one of Niagara’s premier choral groups, ambitious in its scope and creative in its productions. Following the March 31 concert, the season will conclude on May 26 with Choralis’s 13th annual Greenhouse Gala, where Westland Greenhouse in Jordan will come alive with the sounds of your favourite Disney classics. Learn more and purchase tickets at choraliscamerata.com.     

Artistic Director: David Braun

A native of Niagara, David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Northwestern College in Minnesota. Following several international tours as concert-master of several recognized orchestras, David returned to Niagara in 1989, and has had a long and distinguished career teaching band, vocal and drama with the District School Board of Niagara.  His choral ensembles have participated in numerous choral festivals including the Ontario Vocal Festival, Music Fest National, and the Port Colborne Festival of the Arts.