On Sunday, April 28 Sirens delivered a concert for the memory books – we performed our first-ever commission! Singing Dr. Richard Covey’s work, Lost Voices, was certainly a special moment for the ladies of Sirens. It was carefully crafted, well suited for our ensemble, and captured the spirit of this sesquicentennial year from the perspective of an all-women’s ensemble.
The entire Canadian Soundscapes program was a celebration of our nation. We were very pleased to celebrate with such a receptive audience. Thank you!
Along with our audience members, we’d like to say:
- Thank you to Zion Presbyterian Church for hosting Canadian Soundscapes
- Thank you to Trinity United Church for its continued support and the use of their sanctuary for rehearsals;
- Thank you to the PEI Council of the Arts and PEI 2014 for the financial support of the world premiere of Lost Voices;
- Thank you to Dr. Richard Covey for undertaking our commission project and creating a truly captivating piece;
- Thank you to our poetry reader Heather Séguin;
- Thank you to our go-to percussionist Branden Kelly;
- Thank you to Alana Reddin for her beautiful graphic design work;
- Thank you to our concert manager Paige Matthie and front of house volunteers Troy Martin, Sean McIntyre, and Kate Thompson;
- Thank you to Trevor Campbell for recording our concert
- Thank you to Donald Patriquin for providing scores used within our performance;
- Thank you to Green Eye Designs on Victoria Row for the beautiful scarves worn by Sirens;
- Thank you to our “Ice People”: Leith Chu, Parker Clements, Nicole Dupuis, Linda Gaudet, Lindsay Gillis, Nadine Haddad, Branden Kelly, Sean MacIntyre, Melissa MacKenzie, Troy Martin, Emily Roberts, Clare Waddell, and Sophia Wong