Two new recordings released!!

October 22, 2019

Two amazing new recordings released at the end of October feature the music of laura hawley!

Canadian Chamber Choir: Seasons of Life and Landscape

The Canadian Chamber Choir’s October 25th release, Seasons of Life and Landscape, follows the concept of an art gallery, with hawley’s five-movement work, In Song, as the featured exhibit.

Recorded in May 2019 under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Julia Davids and Associate Director Dr. Joel Tranquilla, this album explores Canada’s vast musical landscape and a variety of moods through music composed by established and emerging Canadian composers. The music evokes forces of nature across our four seasons as well as the lived human journey through the seasons of life.

This follow-up to the CCC’s Juno-nominated 2015 release features special guests Jeff Reilly (bass clarinet), Keith Hamm (viola), and Beverley Johnston (vibraphone).

Hawley also performs on this album as Canadian Chamber Choir’s collaborative pianist and as a singer.

 

Elektra Women’s Choir: On Christmas Night

hawley’s music is also featured on a new release from Elektra Women’s Choir entitled On Christmas Night. Under the direction of Morna Edmundson and with pianist Stephen Smith, this 2019 Christmas CD brings together evocative choral music from Canada, the US, Romania, and Spain. Original works range from the stunning opening track, A Cradle Song by Eric Tuan, to Stephen Smith’s exuberant new The Time of Christëmas and the charming partner song by Abbie Betinis, Romance in Waltz Time. And what better season to connect with centuries-old melodies than Christmas? From the traditions of Romania, France, Spain, Germany, England, Ireland, and a Mennonite hymn book, this disc offers fresh and dynamic arrangements by Shawn Kirchner, Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Cassie Luftspring, Stephen Smith, and Bernat Vivancos. These are first recordings of many of these works, six of which were written for Elektra.

Laura Hawley’s Carol Trilogy is the featured work.