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Podium On The Edge: Signing from Sea to Sea to Sea

Presented by Choral Canada/ The Singing Network

June 29 - 30, 2018

St. John's, Arts & Culture Centre


Podium, Canada’s national choral conference and festival, is co-presented by Choral Canada and one of Canada’s provincial choral organizations every two years.

The conference and festival provide unique opportunities for professional development through performances, keynote presentations, interest sessions, conducting masterclasses, numerous workshops, and reading sessions for conductors, choirs, administrators, students and choral enthusiasts. The festival features outstanding performances by Canadian choirs including the National Youth Choir and other invited ensembles.

Podium on the Edge adCome and I Will Sing You! Opening Gala
Friday, June 29 at 7:30 pm

Podium 2018 on the EDGE: Singing from Sea to Sea to Sea - Highlight Concert #1

The Opening Gala concert for Podium 2018 celebrates the power and possibility of  choral music as a vehicle for the preservation, transmission, growth, and ongoing production  of our traditional musical cultures in Newfoundland and Labrador. This exciting concert will  feature world premieres of six traditional Newfoundland and Labrador song arrangements  created by six of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most prominent and innovative composers.  Choirs from across Newfoundland and Labrador will perform these arrangements in an  exciting show accompanied by a live trad ensemble.

Featured Choirs:
Celeste Chamber Choir (Sonya Gosse)
Anchormen Barbershop Chorus (Douglas Dunsmore)
Spectrum Queer Choir (Alice Hietala)
QVE/QVE Youth (Susan Quinn)
Lady Cove (Kellie Walsh)
P hilharmonic Choir of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (Stephen Candow)
Newman Sound (Jennifer Hart)
Shallaway (Kellie Walsh and Jennifer Hart)
Aurora Women’s Choir (Andrew Cranston)
Beyond Youth Choir (Leslie Hewlett)
HHM Chamber Choir (Robert Colbourne)
Les Roses des Vents (Claire Wilkshire)
St. Bon’s Primary Choir (Brenda Gatherall)
Ullugiagatsuk Choir - Labrador North Coast Choir (Janet Wiseman and Kellie Walsh)
*This Concert is supported by the Bruneau Centre for Choral Music*


Nordic Light and Solala
Saturday, June 30 at 8:00 pm

Podium 2018 on the EDGE: Singing from Sea to Sea to Sea - Highlight Concert #2 

This exciting concert features Latvian composer Eriks EsenvaldsNordic Light , a multimedia choral symphony with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and a choir composed of singers from across the country. In the second half, Swedish a cappella vocal ensemble Solala present their premiere Canadian performance.

For more information visit: www.podiumconference.ca/highlight-concerts




TICKETS:  $40 Each | $30 Students & Seniors HST & service charge included

DATES & SHOWTIME: June 29 at 7:30 pm | June 30 at 8:00 pm

LOCATION: DATE - ST. JOHN'S, Arts & Culture Centre (95 Allandale Road)


SHOW LENGTH: 120 mins (both evenings)



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