The Virgin Mary to the Child Jesus WORLD PREMIERE
The Cantiamo Girls' Choir of Ottawa, under the direction of Jackie Hawley, present the world premiere of "The Virgin Mary to the Child Jesus", a new cantata composed by Elise Letourneau, set to a text by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. A beautifully intimate poem - alternately tender and fierce - it is sung from the perspective of a new mother holding her baby on their first night together. Also performing are Ellen McAteer, soprano soloist; Laura Hawley, piano; Joan Harrison, cello; and Elise Letourneau, flute. The choir will present additional seasonal selections.