Past Concerts 2010-11

World Music Suite 3

Written by Donald Patriquin
Directed by Marg Stubington

© Mary McLoughlin


Donald Patriquin arranged nine international folk songs from an eclectic range of countries including Guyana, Hungary, Kenya, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Ukraine and Canada for SSA/SATB. He started work on the new suite in the spring of 2010 at a workshop with Musica Viva Singers.

This commission was made possible with funding from the City of Ottawa’s Arts Program and from the choir’s reserve fund.

December 6, 2010 – Viva Vivaldi

Directed by Marg Stubington

Guest Soloists: Cara Gilbertson (soprano), Shannon Linton (soprano)

  • Gloria RV 589 (Antonio Vivaldi, 1680-1743)
  • CAROL: Joy to the World
  • Dors ma colombe (Alsatian Carol) (Soloist: Cara Gilbertson)
  • Lullaby (Music: Imant Raminsh, Words: Henrik Ibsen)
  • CAROL: Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
  • Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (African-American Spiritual, arr. Fred Gramann)
  • Christmas Time is Here (Music: Vince Guaraldi, from A Charlie Brown Christmas, Words: Lee Mendelssohn)
  • CAROL: Les anges dans nos campagnes
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing (trad. English, arr. Robin Grabell)
  • Are You Burning, Little Candle? (Jane Siberry, a love song to children)
  • Heaven Somewhere (African-American Spiritual, arr. Stephen Hatfield)

Guest Musicians:

Kevin James, violin I
Katie Stevens, violin I
Sarah Ross, viola
Valérie Despax, cello
Peter Kilpatrick, bass
Angela Casagrande, oboe
Michel Rondeau, trumpet
Tom Sear, organ and piano