Sunday, April 13
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Part of Family Sundays
Look no further! The perfect painting subjects are all around you. See the world with an artist’s eye and practice the ability to find beauty in everyday objects with our guided family tours of the exhibition Mary Pratt. Take part in drop-in art workshops that focus on still life painting.
You are also invited to enjoy a special 1:30 to 2:30 pm performance by one of Canada's premier treble choirs, the Toronto Children's Chorus. In May, the forty-member Podium Choir and Artistic Director Elise Bradley will travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to perform at Podium 2014, the biennial conference for Canadian choral conductors. Their concert at McMichael will feature a wide-ranging and eclectic repertoire - from the Romantic era to contemporary works!
Highlights of the performance will include:
Nikmak (Mi'kmaq for 'My Kin-Friends') is an exciting new work by Canadian composers Donald Patriquin and Elise Letourneau, with choreography by Jennifer Swan. The first and third movements are in the Mi'kmaq language and feature hand drums, a bass drum and other percussion; the second movement is a setting of 'Our Home Is This Country', a moving poem by famed Mi'kmaq poetess, Rita Joe.
Flying Colours, a masque theatre piece by Canadian composer Stephen Hatfield, creatively explores the interdependence of mountain, valley, ocean and sky as represented by four tribal groups. Instruments featured include kalimbas, drums, vibraslaps, rainsticks, cowbells, finger cymbals and a gong!
The choir will also perform works from the Romantic period, including a performance of English composer Edward Elgar's hauntingly beautiful song, "The Snow". The choir will be accompanied by Virginia Wells and Carol Lynn Fujino, violinists with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and by Toronto Children's Chorus pianist, Michel Ross.
Please join us in Gallery 8 for this exciting concert!
Toronto Children's Chorus Podium Choir
general public: Included with gallery admission.