Announcing SING THE NORTH Season 3

We hope you will join us for our third Virtual Choir Tour - the first to include both Canadian and International tours!

This page lists all pieces sung by our two virtual choirs STN (our founding virtual choir) and STN Ice (our choir for cutting-edge choral music). We also run STN Fridays, our kitchen party choir, which is singing so much this season that it is listed separately here.

You are welcome in all our projects.

You can join us by registering for any individual project(s), or you can sing at a significant discount on one of our Season Passes.

View our full Season 3 Calendar here.

We are looking forward to singing with you!

STN Projects

    • This Endris Night - Sarah Quartel
      • Song for the Mira - Allister MacGillivray, arr. Larry Nickel
        • Song for a Winter's Night - Gordon Lightfoot, arr. Robin Salkeld
          • Angel - Sarah McLachlan, arr. André van der Merwe

          STN Ice Projects

            • Sun on Water - Hussein Janmohamed
              • Narvaez Bay: Tidal Predictions - Stephen Morris & Mark Timmings
                • Ambe - Andrew Balfour
                  • There Was the One - Joy Decoursey-Porter

                   

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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.

                  Starts: October 29  |  Sung by STN | Registration Now Closed

                   

                   

                  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.

                  Starts: November 26, 2022  |  Sung by STN  | Register Now

                   Marion Bridge across the Mira, Cape Breton, Nova ScotiaPhoto courtesy of Joy Hewitt

                   

                   

                  3. Sun on Water by Hussein Janmohamed

                  A piece featuring Hindu & Indic Ismaili Muslim traditional texts alongside Psalm 130 from the Jewish & Christian traditions.

                  Starts: January 14, 2023  |  Sung by STN Ice  | Registration Opening Soon

                   

                   

                  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.

                  Starts: February 4, 2023  |  Sung by STN  | Registration Opening Soon

                   

                   

                  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.

                  Starts: March 4, 2023  |  Sung by STN Ice  | Registration Opening Soon

                   

                   

                  6. Ambe by Andrew Balfour

                  "Welcome! Come in all two-legged beings, all people! There is good life here!" A piece based on an original song in Ojibway that was gifted by traditional drummer and singer Cory Campbell to Cree composer, Andrew Balfour.

                  Cory Campbell: "..a call to the people to the ceremonial way of life or to the red road or, quite frankly, to whatever we have going on, because everything happens with spirit and in spirit." (quoted by Cypress Choral)

                  Starts: April 1, 2023  |  Sung by STN Ice  | Registration Opening Soon

                   

                   

                  7. Angel by Sarah McLachlan

                  A classic ballad given an exquisitely beautiful treatment in this arrangement by André van der Merwe, conductor of the Stellenbosch University Choir.

                  We are thrilled to announce that our field trip for this project on the STN Virtual Choir Tour Bus will take us to Stellenbosch, South Africa, where we share some time with André van der Merwe, seen here conducting what is widely considered to be the 'best choir in the world'.

                  Starts: May 14, 2023  |  Sung by STN  | Registration Opening Soon

                   

                   

                  8. There was the One by Joy Decoursey-Porter

                  A hugely creative and haunting choral setting of the Wessobrunn Prayer: A German monk sits alone in a candle-lit room in the 8th Century and contemplates the unity of all beings in the time before human thought.

                  Click on the image to hear a beautiful recording by the Cypress Choral singers.

                  Summer Virtual Intensive: Runs July 4-9, 2023  |  Sung by STN Ice  |  Registration Opening Soon