Coro Dolce to present three concerts
For the past several years, Coro Dolce, P.E.I.'s classical choir, has delighted audiences with its musical offerings, and the summer of 2015 is no exception.
Audiences will have three opportunities to hear the choir this month, beginning tonight at St. Peter's Cathedral in Charlottetown.
There will also be concerts on Sunday, July 19, at the Bonshaw Hall, which is the choir's home base, as well as on Friday, July 24, at St. George's Anglican Church in Montague.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by free will offering.
Under the direction of Carl Mathis, and accompanied by Ruth Ann Reid-Clay, the choir performs a choral repertoire of familiar music as well as some lesser-known but very unusual and interesting pieces.
Included in the program are works by Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak, Liszt and Samuel Barber plus two 16th century English madrigals and the choir's signature piece, Eric Whitacre's moving Lux Arumque.
The Ceilidh at the Irish Hall this evening will feature Fiddlers' Sons.
The group, which has been been playing together since 1997, features Eddy Quinn as the lead vocalist. Quinn has released two solo albums which have received four Music P.E.I. Awards.
He will be joined by John B. Webster, the group's lead guitarist and back-up vocalist, as well as for this occasion talented P.E.I. fiddler Sheila MacKenzie. She's a popular musician who plays with a number of Island groups, including Baile Beag and Treble With Girls.
All are welcome to come and enjoy an evening of Irish, Scottish and Maritime traditional music. There will be also be a 50/50 draw, and a lunch is always served during intermission. The ceilidh takes place at the air-conditioned Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown. Start time is 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.
For information call 566-3273. www.benevolentirishsocietyofpei.