With Heart and Voice: Singing Coronation in Post-Colonial Canada

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Open to public, advance booking/ticket required
Hosted by:
St. Andrew's United Church, Toronto
5 May 2023
117 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M4L 2W9, Canada
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St. Andrew’s United Church invites the Toronto community to a festival of singing and choral music ahead of the English coronation.

How do we experience a coronation in post-colonial Canada? How has our relationship to Empire changed in the years since the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II, and how might our song change in the new Carolean era? How does the emerging conversation of de-coloniality inflect our song?

The Saint Andrew’s United Church choir (Music Director Hilary Seraph Donaldson; President, The Hymn Society in the US and Canada) and additional voices join with organist Robin Davis (The Church of St Peter and St Simon-the-Apostle) and festival orchestra for an evening of stirring and wide-ranging song.

Featured anthems:
“I Was Glad” (Hubert Parry)
“Zadok the Priest” (G. F. Handel)
…and more, with choir, organ, and orchestra