SING THE NORTH Season 3
This page lists all pieces sung in the 2022-23 season by our two virtual choirs STN (our founding virtual choir) and STN Ice (our choir for cutting-edge choral music). (Our kitchen-party drop-in choir, STN Fridays, sang so much this season that it is listed separately here.)
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1. This Endris Night by Sarah Quartel
A beautiful charming--and wholly newly composed--setting of the 15th-century English poem 'This Endris Night'. The perfect song for Christmastide.
Sung by STN | Project Complete - View our video below!
2. Song for the Mira by Allister MacGillivray, arr. Larry Nickel
A new arrangement of this beautiful tune from Cape Breton Island, made famous by Allister MacGillivray, and by Canadian East-coast songbird, Anne Murray.
SING THE NORTH has commissioned a new arrangment of this song for SATB choir from Dr Larry Nickel (arranger of 'Four Strong Winds' from Season 2). Join us to sing on the world premiere recording of Larry Nickel's charming new version of this Maritime favourite.
3. Sun on Water by Hussein Janmohamed
A piece featuring Hindu & Indic Ismaili Muslim traditional texts alongside Psalm 130 from the Jewish & Christian traditions.
Sung by STN Ice | Registration now closed - Video in Production|
4. Song for a Winter's Night by Gordon Lighfoot
A Canadian classic to sing around the fireplace in a beautiful arrangement by Robin Salkeld.
5. Narvaez Bay - Tidal Predictions by Stephen Morris & Mark Timmings
A unique piece depicting the movements of the Moon (Sopranos), Tide (Altos), and Sun (Tenors & Basses) in Narvaez Bay off Saturna Island in British Columbia. Scores are available in the original graphic version (below) and in traditional notation.
A project for EARTH DAY, 2023. Click on the score to see a film about the creation of the piece.
6. Angel by Sarah McLachlan, arr. Andre van der Merwe
A stunning arrangement for SSAATTBB choir of this iconic Canadian ballad, created by the director of the world-famous Stellenbosch University Choir. This was our first STN project to take us outside Canada - we began our musical journey with a virtual walk-about on the campus of Stellenbosch University on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.
Sung by STN Ice | Rehearsals complete. Video in production. Enjoy this performance by the Stellenbosch University Choir, below.
7. Ambe by Andrew Balfour
A hugely uplifting composition for SSAATTBB choir by Manitoba Cree composer Andrew Balfour to an Ojibwe text from the original song by traditional singer and drummer. Cory Campbell.
"Ambe! Ambe! Anishinabeg! Biidigeg! / Come in! Come, all you two legged beings! There is good life here!".
Our project included a virtual field trip to the Indigenous Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where we met the hugely entertaining and knowledgeable guide Noah Malazdrewicz. Thank you Noah for your gracious and generous sharing of your knowledge!
Sung by STN Ice | Rehearsals complete. Video in production and coming soon. In the mean time, please enjoy this performance of Ambe by the Chronos Vocal Ensemble!