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Event Series Event Series: Nîpîy’s Songwalks

Nîpîy’s Songwalks

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Our season finale has been years in the making: the premiere of a new major work about Indigenous water sovereignty from Cree cellist and composer Cris Derksen, preceded by an immersive outdoor prelude performance.

Choir members will be scattered throughout the beautiful grounds of Toronto Botanical Garden while concert goers stroll through experiencing pockets of song. The Songwalk will culminate with the full choir and band performing the world premiere of the new work on the outdoor stage.

In the case of rain, the performance will take place at Jubilee United Church.

Special Guest: Cris Derksen
Juno nominated Cris Derksen is an internationally respected Indigenous cellist and composer. Her work with the Amadeus Choir is a 30-minute major work for choir, hand drum singers, cello, French horn, piano, and drums about the inequalities of access to clean water in Canada.


May 27
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto
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Enlivening Toronto’s arts community for 49 years, the award-winning Amadeus Choir is a semi-professional choir of auditioned voices from all parts of the GTA and surrounding areas. The Choir champions the best of choral music and premieres works of Canadian and international composers through a self-produced Toronto concert series, guest performances, and special events. Known well beyond Toronto through tours, festivals, recordings, and national and international radio broadcasts, the Choir collaborates with many professional performing arts organizations in the GTA. The Amadeus Choir is proud to take a leading role in educating the next generation of choral musicians by providing workshops for conductors, composers, and students. The Choir is known for its strong support of Canadian music, and regularly commissions work from established and emerging Canadian composers. Throughout its history, the Amadeus Choir has received numerous awards, most recently the Association of Canadian Choral Communities' award for Most Innovative Performance in 2014 for “Music of the Spheres,” a multi-media collaboration with the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Ontario Science Centre, and the Roberta Bondar Foundation. In 2019, after celebrating the 35-year leadership of Lydia Adams, the Choir welcomed Kathleen Allan as Artistic Director and Conductor.
Rain or shine
Bring your own seating (if desired), This is a standing / walking event
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North York
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Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada
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