Now in its 43rd season, the Aeolian Singersbegan under the direction of founder Claire Wall as a program of Dartmouth Continuing Education. From 1976 to 1990 the choir performed under Claire’s leadership, competing and winning in music festivals, making recordings, performing with Symphony Nova Scotia and touring throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, and many parts of Canada.
From the beginning, the Aeolians were enthusiastic champions of new music for women’s voices, including commissions in those years supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the CBC like Dennis Farrell’s Vestigia and Alasdair MacLean’s Songs and Sayings, among other pieces.
The April 25 DCCA concert Veritas grapples with the complex world of shadow and light, the seen and unseen, and the manipulation of what is “real”. Artistic director Heather Fraser commented: “We’re excited to bring our Veritas program to Dartmouth Community Concert audiences. A timely commentary on our society, the texts and music explore reception and doubt, and celebrate the pursuit of knowledge and truth. A cornerstone of the program is Paul Halley’s Untraveled Worlds with Tennyson’s hopeful and invigorating text at this concert.”
Learn more at http://aeoliansingers.ca/.