Edge Island Festival 2014
“Creation of art will often carry us to worlds that never were. Without it, we go nowhere”. Carl Sagan
|Kathleen Allan with students, courtesy of Kellie Walsh|
Edge Island Festival for Composers and Choirs is a community project that encourages and enhances the powerful impact that choral singing can have on individuals and communities.
For 2014, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Newman Sound Men’s Choir, Shallaway Youth Choir and Innismara Vocal Ensemble developed an existing model into a four-day festival where celebrated Canadian composers travelled to Newfoundland and Labrador to write new compositions for, and to work with, their respective choirs.
The expansion of this Festival was made possible by the invaluable financial support of the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music.