The Good Friday concert at the Winspear centre, Edmonton, Canada, has been a tradition for decades. Joined by the Da Camera Singers (director John Brough) and fifteen wind players, Pro Coro Canada will perform the magnificent Mass in E-minor by Anton Bruckner. This feature-length work from 1882 has been called a “romantic symphony with liturgical text” and is without parallel in the church music of the 19th century. Also on the program is a newly-composed work for Good Friday by composer-in-residence Uģis Prauliņš.
“Pro Coro Canada is one of the finest choirs in the world…I was stunned by the technical brilliance and powerful emotional artistry of this fine group. My music is safe in their hands and voices. I always leave their concerts never wanting them to end!” ~Paul Mealor, Composer-in-Residence, Pro Coro Canada
Edmonton’s own Pro Coro Canada was founded in 1981 and is one of only a few professional choirs in Canada. Under the direction of Michael Zaugg, the choir is widely recognized as one of this country’s finest. Recent highlights include two live recording releases, a composer-in-residence program with Grammy nominated composer Ugis Praulins, and critically acclaimed tours of four provinces. Pro Coro Canada believes strongly in community partnerships and over the past few years has collaborated with eleven community choirs as well as mentoring emerging singers, composers and conductors through its Emerging Artist Program.