ACWC Concert on Climate Change & Endangered Species
Featuring the music of 12 ACWC composers.
Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton, Toronto.
Event Program: ACWC Toronto Concert Oct 27, 2017
The premiere ACWC Piano Collective Concert, featuring music by ACWC Piano Collective members occurred Sunday May 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Conrad Grebel Chapel, University of Waterloo, Ontario. Pieces were composed for and performed by student pianists, many of them students of ACWC members. Music featured was by Joanne Bender, Sarah J. Coles, Edith Covach, Emily Doolittle, Hanna Kim, Kye Marshall, Colleen Muriel, Paulette Popp, Jana Skarecky, and Carol Ann Weaver. The concert was generously supported by ACWC.
The ACWC proudly presented a concert of the music of Canadian women, in a concert celebrating the anniversary of the passing of the bill granting B.C. women the right to vote. The right to vote gave women a political voice, which this concert celebrated with women’s musical and creative voices with music dating as far back as 300 years as well as the present.
It featured the Emily Carr String Quartet, the women’s choir Ensemble Laude and introduces soprano Elizabeth Gerow, with works by Dorothy Chang, Jocelyn Morlock, Sylvia Rickard, Carol Ann Weaver, Kim Baryluk, Georgina Craig, Eleanor Daley, Sarah Quartel, and the music of an anonymous Ursuline nun.
Elizabeth Gerow sang art songs by local composer Elinor Dunsmuir (1887-1938), much of which has been overlooked for the past century. She was the granddaughter of Victoria’s coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir, and lived a colourful life.
The concert was held on April 7th, 2017, at the First Church of Christ Scientist, Victoria, at 7:30 p.m. There was also a pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. discussing the road to suffrage, and some more information on Elinor Dunsmuir.