Sirens will present an online event to launch its first album, Boundless, on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM.
The group recorded these works in December 2019 with noted producer Jeff Reilly of Halifax, who has produced albums for the Canadian Chamber Choir and Xara Choral Theatre. Captured in the beautiful acoustics of the Church of St. Bonaventure in Tracadie Cross, the recording was to be released during a live performance earlier this year. However, like so many other aspects of life recently, those plans had to be rearranged.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the world of live music, but Sirens is seeking ways to engage with its singers and its audiences. The songs of Boundless tell stories about struggle and the resiliency of the human spirit. Although it was recorded before the current pandemic, its message is even more powerful now.
Artistic Director Kelsea McLean describes it this way: “Our first album honours women’s propensity for resilience. When confronted with life’s obstacles, women have an innate drive to overcome and seek freedom from their suffering and challenges. This album tells stories of these adversities, but more importantly, it journeys to a place of hope and light,” said McLean.
“Reaching lightness could not happen without the fortitude of strong women working together in community. Boundless is a celebration of an uplifting and encouraging sisterhood. It is through our shared love and support that we take flight and soar!”
This special event will include the world premiere of Katerina Gimon’s choral work “In Her Image,” with text by poet Lauren Peat. The virtual début of this piece will be presented through the work of Island filmmaker Millefiore Clarkes. Mille and her team recently spent a day with the singers in and around historic St. Mary’s Church in Indian River. She captured footage of the physically-distancing singers and has created a visual story to accompany the composition, thanks to support from FACTOR, who also funded the creation of the album.
Be sure to join Siren on YouTube from the comfort of your home. Watch this special virtual launch on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM AST.
Sirens is thrilled to present a concert of live music on Saturday, April 10th at 2:30 pm at Spring Park United Church in Charlottetown.
The women are really looking forward to this concert, as it will be the first since their “Crazy in Love” cabaret show in February 2020. Since that time, the group has released its debut album Boundless and received four MUSIC PEI award nominations. However, for Sirens, nothing compares to singing for a live audience.
The concert experience will be different, of course. There will be an operational plan in place and public health regulations will be closely followed. The performers will be wearing singing masks. Seating will be socially distanced and limited.
Nonetheless, Sirens will sing music from their debut album, along with songs of separation and togetherness. Come listen to music that soothes, comforts, and energizes. We are all stronger when we feel that we are in good company.
Tickets are available by pre-sale only via the link below. Audience members are encouraged to make group bookings when possible so that your party is seated within the same cohort. Questions regarding tickets may be directed to Shannon Scales, firstname.lastname@example.org.