Messa á sunnudag kl 11:00
Kvennakór frá Winnipeg í Manitoba í Kanada syngur í messunni undir stjórn Valdine Anderson og verður með stutta tónleika eftir messuna.
Félagar úr Kór Bústaðakirkju og kantor Jónas Þórir verða einnig í messunni.
Prestur sr. Pálmi Matthíasson
Esprit de Choeur Women’s Choir
Winnipeg's Esprit de Choeur Women's Choir is a vibrant musical ensemble conducted by Valdine Anderson and accompanied by Rachel Dyck. Esprit strives to forge new paths in choral concert experiences for audiences by merging eclectic combinations of traditional and contemporary choral repertoire, be it a cappella or collaborating with chamber instrumentalists.
Esprit begins its 8th season in the fall of 2017, continuing to explore and perform the finest choral works for women's voices. Esprit's invited guests have included players from the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Juno-award winning pianist Corey Hamm, percussionist Steven Howes, narrator Derek Morphy and dancer Camila Schujman.
Esprit de Choeur was distinguished as a national finalist in the Associated Festivals of Music and Arts in Canada in 2013, and in 2014 opened the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the all-day Rightsfest music celebration. Esprit was invited to perform at Tapestry International Festival of Women's Choirs, hosted by Elektra Women's Choir in Vancouver, Canada in April 2015 joining forces with choirs from the USA and Norway. In 2017, Esprit performed for the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba at the annual New Year's Levee and at Islandingadagurinn, Manitoba's Icelandic Festival.
This fall, Esprit performs alongside Canada's top musicians and performers in the live-streamed Canada-wide Concert of Hope, for Mysterious Barricades, and appears in the November folk-song gala celebration of Manitoba Choral Association's Voices Rising: Connecting Communities along with many other Manitoban choral ensembles.
Esprit showcases pride in its Canadian and Manitoban musical heritage with a tour in August, 2018, performing and connecting with other choral groups in the land of fire and ice, Iceland. The choir's annual spring concert in Winnipeg will feature tour repertoire including a world premiere.
VALDINE ANDERSON SOPRANO
“Stratospheric soprano virtuosity” – Times (London)“Valdine Anderson singing away with agility and perfect control.” – Daily Telegraph (London) “Valdine Anderson was the amazingly assured soprano soloist, her diction intelligent, her tessitura over a wide range so commanding that it was difficult to acknowledge how high some of these notes actually were.” - The Birmingham Post, (Birmingham, England)