An Ethos of Ecstasy

March 12, 2017

When starting Hypatia’s Voice in 2015, I had a vision for a choir that would, each year, welcome a guest conductor to lead us in one of our season’s programs. We were able to fulfill that vision much sooner than I had expected, and it brings me great joy to welcome our first guest conductor, Matthew Larkin. In fact, thanks to our generous patron who supported us in this, we were also able to commission Matthew to write a new work for us, and we premiered his new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis on February 19th at Christ Church Cathedral in a service of Choral Evensong. The past few months working with Matthew have been incredibly enriching for Hypatia’s Voice, and we’re deeply grateful for his inspiring musicianship, brilliant leadership, and commitment to us and to this magnificent program. We’re thrilled to be able to share these profound and transcendent works with you today.

March 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St, Ottawa

Guest Conductor: Matthew Larkin
Accompanist: Claire Stevens
Violin: Marjolaine Lambert
Percussion: Kathy Armstrong, Rory Magill
Cello: Marion Arthur-Kiss

View performance pieces here.