Contraries: a chamber requiem

By Unsettled Scores / On

Contraries: a chamber requiem tells the story of a little boy and his quest to relearn his gifts. After escaping the grip of a tyrannical schoolmaster, he embarks on a journey to fulfill his heroic destiny and transform into a sacred being.

Contraries: a chamber requiem
Text by Spy Dénommé-Welch
Music by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine​ Magowan

45 minutes
            1 x soprano
            1 x mezzo-soprano/alto
            2 x baritone/bass

            1 x oboe
            1 x bassoon
            1 x horn
            1 x bass trombone
            1 x guitar
            1 x timpani

Performance history
June 27, 2018: Royal Conservatory of Music (Mazzoleni Hall, Toronto, supported by Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Projects)

    • Text: Spy Dénommé-Welch
    • Music: Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan
    • Music Director: Catherine Magowan
    • Knowledge Carrier: Jean Becker
    • Voices: Nicole-Joy Fraser, Joanna Burt, Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk, Everett Morrison
    • Instruments: Bhavani Khota, Kevin Harris, Roslyn Black, Justin McLean, Benjamin Stein, Melody McKivor
    • Répétiteur: Benjamin Stein

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