Repertoire Wednesday – Ep. 8: “I Asked of God”

This week on “Repertoire Wednesday” we’ll take a look at “I Asked of God” by Emily Hiemstra (née Walker). This meditative piece will be a great one for your choir to work on listening, balance, and intonation. The text comes…

Repertoire Wednesday – Ep. 8: "I Asked of God"

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This week on “Repertoire Wednesday” we’ll take a look at “I Asked of God” by Emily Hiemstra (née Walker). This meditative piece will be a great one for your choir to work on listening, balance, and intonation. The text comes from iconic Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. CCC Artistic Director, Julia Davids joins Joel this week to help unpack the music. “I Asked of God” 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/emily-walker/i-asked-of-god/

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!

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