17 March 2017
Glennie Music teacher Miss Emma Kann will be performing in an upcoming choral concert in Toowoomba, Path of Miracles by Brisbane based choir Fusion. Miss Kann says “I have been fortunate enough to be a part of it for two years now, it has challenged me as a singer and made me a better conductor for some of the Glennie choirs. This is our first time performing solo in Toowoomba, and we would love to have a big audience, so please share this event with anyone you think might be interested!”
Fusion is a Brisbane-based ensemble, and they have performed at the Brisbane Contemporary Church Music Festival, state and national conferences for the Australian National Choral Association, and in 2014 travelled to South Korea for the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music. Fusion’s repertoire consists primarily of choral art music, mostly unaccompanied, with a focus on contemporary works by composers from around the world. They also perform some Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, but in all programming, they actively look for interesting music that is not often performed in this part of the world.
Fusion's next season will feature the stunning Path of Miracles by contemporary British composer Joby Talbot, taking listeners on a journey through northern Spain and four of the staging posts along the Camino trail: Roncesvalles, Burgos, Léon, and Santiago. This pilgrimage route, walked annually by over 200,000 people from all over the world, traces the footsteps of St James, the first Christian martyr and one of Jesus's disciples.
Talbot's beautiful music, set for 17-part SATB choir and crotales (a bell-like percussion instrument) weaves together expressive vocal writing with text by Robert Dickinson.
Don't miss this intriguing, moving, exciting, and contemplative work in its first ever Queensland performances on Saturday 25 March, 7:00pm at St Luke's Anglican Church, Toowoomba and on Saturday 1 April, 7:00pm, St John's Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane
Go to fusionvocaensemble.org for booking details.