This week on “Repertoire Wednesday” we’ll take a look at “Tabula Rasa” by BC composer, Don Macdonald. The Spanish poetry by Allison Girvan speaks of the limitless potential inherent in each child. Popular with singers and audiences alike, this piece requires sweeping phrases and sustained singing in the high and low registers. “Tabula Rasa” is featured on the CCC’s JUNO-nominated album, Sacred Reflections of Canada.
This piece is published by Cypress Choral Music as part of the Canadian Chamber Choir Series for Accomplished Choirs. https://cypresschoral.com/composers/don-macdonald/tabula-rasa/
For more on the Canadian Chamber Choir, please visit our website www.canadianchamberchoir.ca.
This series made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
About our host…
My name is Joel Tranquilla and I’m passionate about great Canadian choral repertoire. I’ve been the Associate Conductor of the Canadian Chamber Choir since 2014, and I serve as the Director of Choral Activities at Trinity Western University. I work regularly with groups in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, including a brand-new initiative called Inspiro Choral. I can’t wait to get back to face-to-face rehearsals and touring across this amazing country, but, until then, I want to introduce you to some choral gems from some of the finest composers Canada has to offer. Join me every week, beginning in March 2021, for Repertoire Wednesday!