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A Matter Of Spirit: A Hundred Years After the Great War

November 10, 2018 7:30 pm. November 11, 2018, marks the 100 anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War. Hypatia's Voice and Parkdale United Church Orchestra have commissioned Canadian composer Christine Donkin to create a new work for choir and orchestra commemorating the centenary of Armistice. This brilliant and moving new work focuses on women's perceptions of war, drawing on texts that reflect the wartime experiences of three Canadian women: French-Canadian Blanche Bessette, English-Canadian Nellie McClung, and Edith Monture, a Mohawk First World War Veteran who was the first Indigenous -Canadian woman to become a registered nurse.This commission's premiere on November 10 will form the keystone of a moving concert featuring repertoire that celebrates peace and freedom, with works for choir and orchestra that look deeply into universal truths surrounding the heartbreak of war, and the pain of separation and loss. A musical journey across Europe and time, the concert will incorporate an orchestral and choral medley of wartime songs, with a narrative that speaks to the range of perspectives and emotions involved in this conflict and the end of hostilities.A reception will follow the concert.. 429 Parkdale AvenueOttawa, ON K1Y1H3.. Event Details. Location: 429 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa