Birdsong

Sirens presents two choral concerts in January

Sirens
Photo by Faraaz Hussain

PEI award-winning choral ensemble will sing of the diversity and uniqueness of birds. Exploring that mastery of nature’s creativity, Sirens will present two performances of “Birdsong” this month. The first concert will take place at 7:30 pm on January 20 at Park Royal United in Charlottetown, with the second concert at 2:30 pm on January 21 at Trinity United in Summerside.

Amidst the countless species of birds that grace the planet, each one is a masterpiece of nature’s creativity, showcasing the boundless diversity and uniqueness that enriches the world’s tapestry of life. 

Artistic Director Kelsea McLean says, “Our program will explore the profound interconnectedness of nature, music, and humanity. This show hopes to unite hearts towards a sustainable future, emphasizing the importance of music as a powerful force in nurturing our shared harmony with the natural world.” 

Highlighted in this concert are pieces from The Lost Words: A Spell Book, a choral project that features compositions by 10 Canadian composers who set poems from Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s book of the same title. These pieces will include collaborations with several Island musicians featured regularly with the PEI Symphony Orchestra, including: Branden Kelly, percussion; Sean Kemp, violin; Darin MacBeth, French horn; Morgan Saulnier, flute; Amy Simon, clarinet; and Natalie Williams Calhoun, cello. 

Tickets are available online at sirenschoir.com/concert or at the door for each performance.