Composed by Women

Music of War and Peace

St. Francis of Assisi, 20 Fairmont Avenue, Ottawa

On March 19, the Choral Society will perform a collection of short modern and contemporary works on war and peace by women composers, many Canadian, including Eleanor Daley and Joni Mitchell. The concert centrepiece will be Latvian composer Lucija Garuta’s cantata God, Thy Earth Is Aflame. The work was first performed in Latvia in 1944 during the final phases of the Second World War. It evinces human desperation in the face of armed conflict, as well as hope for peace.

The other compositions to be featured in the concert are:
Peace, Now by Joan Szymko
In Flanders Fields by Christine Donkin
The Fiddle and the Drum by Joni Mitchell
St. Francis’ Prayer by Margaret Bonds
Unto the Lord with my voice, I cried by Iryna Aleksyichuk

Learn more in our press release.

Jean-Philippe Lazure
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Clarence Frazer
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Gabrielle Gaudreault
OCS Artistic Director & Conductor
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Matthew Larkin
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