Friday, January 13, 12:00pm (noon)
SoCA Fridays Presents: Canadian Chamber Choir and Sherryl Sewepagaham
Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries,
University of Windsor, School of Creative Arts
The Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir (CCC) will land in Southwestern Ontario this month, making its first trek back to the Windsor-Essex area since 2016.
“This is a region that many of us call home,” said CCC Artistic Director, Dr. Julia Davids. “We’re delighted to be returning.”
CCC Associate Conductor Dr. Joel Tranquilla was a Windsor resident for several years, previously serving as Artistic Director of the Windsor Classic Chorale, Chorusmaster of Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and conducted the University of Windsor's Chamber Choir. He founded the Windsor Choral Festival (WCF) in 2011 and will return as the guest clinician for WCF 2023.
“There is such a vibrant choral community in the Windsor-Essex area,” he said. “The CCC is thrilled to be taking part in the Windsor Choral Festival showcase concert on January 14. Performing in the wonderful Capitol Theatre will definitely be a highlight of our tour.”
The singers of the CCC – 22 in total – hail from all regions of Canada, from British Columbia to the Northwest Territories to Newfoundland. Since its founding in 1999, the organization has embarked on twice-yearly tours and is Canada’s only professional choir with national representation. In tandem with the organization’s commitment to offering audiences engaging, musically dynamic performances, the CCC singers are recognized leaders and innovators in choral education and community engagement.