The 2016- 2017 season of Pro Coro Canada is well underway. Edmonton audiences have heard the ensemble perform a wealth of choral music, from Schumann and Brahms to new works by Michael Merrill, John Hooper, Cecilia Livingstone, to popular tunes of the 1970s to masterworks like The Messiah.
Choral Canada’s quarterly magazine Anacrusis features a series of articles on the professional choirs in Canada. Click here for an excerpt of the edition about Pro Coro Canada.
New music is in the works, and Michael will direct Pro Coro Canda in Canadian premiers of works by Gavin Bryars, Jane Berry, Ugis Praulins, and Cy Giacomin. In high anticipation is also the co-commission with JAM in the U.K., featuring Canadian Stuart Beatch and British Tom Harrold, and commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Further, look out for the premier of Thomas LaVoy’s new work in the Scottland under Michael’s direction.
If you ever wondered what kind of repertoire Mr. Zaugg likes and performs, click here to find a collection of works.
Read here about Michael’s preparation for his guest-appearance with the National Youth Choir of Canada (interview with The Choirgirl)