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Monday Morning Singers bring 'Magnificat' to the stage


ANNE MIZEN Special to The Standard


UXBRIDGE: The Monday Morning Singers, directed by Anne Mizen, is excited to present their plans for the Christmas choral season. The major work for this concert is the hauntingly beautiful Magnificat, by Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen. This piece was commissioned by the Nidaros Cathedral Girls’ Choir and performed by them in 2010, in the medieval cathedral of Trondheim, Norway. The traditional words of the Magnificat are the response of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, “my soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit rejoices.”

In this upcoming performance, the choir will be joined by soprano soloist, Leslie Higgins and by the renowned organist, Ian Sadler. This concert also includes shorter works by composers such as Bob Chilcott, Mark Sirett and Peter Tiefenbach, with accompanist, Elaine Brandon. Our guest artists will also perform solos of their favourite Christmas music for organ and soprano. As always, the audience will be invited to join in the singing of familiar and well-loved Christmas carols.

Join us on Sunday, December 3rd, at 3 p.m., in Uxbridge, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 59 Toronto Street South. Tickets are $20 from choir members or at the door. For more information go to their website, at www.mondaymorningsingers.com.

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