This coming September marks the start of the 4th season of Michael as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Pro Coro Canada. The 2015-2016 concert season is also the 35th anniversary of the Edmonton-based professional choir.
2015-2016 will see many exciting performances by the 26 singers under Michael Zaugg, including collaborations with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Luminous Voices and Good Women Dance Society.
M. Zaugg is also working with young Canadian composer. There are several events over the coming season, which feature new works including a forum for young composer and conductors.
As a special partnership, Pro Coro has invited acclaimed composer Paul Mealor as composer-in-residence. His ‘The Farthest Shore’ will be presented at the Winspear Centre in the frame of Alberta Culture Days. The 2013 and 2014 edition of this concert were Sold-Out, so make sure to get your tickets soon.
The coming season will also see Michael Zaugg return out East to work with the Choral Federation in PEI for ChoralFest.
Highly anticipated is Michael’s return in March and June to Switzerland to work with Cantori Contenti in Zug; the chamber choir where Michael started out as a young tenor.
Critics are saying:
Zaugg led a spirited performance of Laudibus in Sanctis by the Latvian composer Uģis Prauliņš. Boldly and rhythmically chordal, it was something that a top-notch chamber choir could really sink its teeth into. Zaugg went straight to the heart of this rich and powerful piece.
The performances themselves were stunning: ... the best choral singing I have heard in this classical music season.
This was by far the strongest and most assertive performance of the concert; Pro Coro’s singers demonstrated a strong sense of solidarity and confidence in their ensemble which was communicated quite magnificently through the music itself.