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The Virgin Mary to the Child Jesus WORLD PREMIERE
Sun, 4 December 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM EST
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.