Ontario Youth Choir to Give Midland Concert

Midland Mirror

MIDLAND – Some of Ontario’s finest young singers will perform in Midland on Aug. 23 at an event dubbed “Roots and Wings.”

Members of the Ontario Youth Choir, all of whom are between the ages of 16 and 23, will give a 7:30 p.m. concert at St. Paul’s United Church.

“I am thrilled to be working with such superlative young artists,” conductor Marta McCarthy stated in a press release. “Their vocalism, energy, commitment and musical sensitivity will bring the music to life.”

The concert will open with two examples of the foundation, or roots, of the Western choral tradition: G.F. Handel’s coronation anthem “Let thy hand be strengthened” and “Carmina chromatico” by 16th-century Flemish composer Orlando di Lasso.

The wings of the concert title will be represented by a variety of songs about birds and insects.

Tickets are $25 ($10 for students) and are available online through the Brookside Music Association.