Sunday night choir dinner took place at nocochi bistro in Montréal.
After their own performance, the Middlebury College Choir attended a concert by the St. Lawrence Choir, one of the premiere choruses in Canada.
The concert was titled “Maria” and featured modern and Renaissance pieces on the theme of Mary. A highlight was “Ave Maria” by Paul Mealor, who recently gained fame for a piece he composed for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The Middlebury College Choir embarked upon an international tour to Montréal, Quebec Saturday, March 23.
After a sleepy bus ride and a smooth passport check at the Canadian border, they arrived safely to their Rue Peel hotel, dropped their baggage, grabbed lunch and headed to Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Saint-Catherine for rehearsal with three other choirs, and on their own.
The 4:30 PM concert opened with a massed choir piece under the direction of Middlebury College Choir Conductor, Jeffrey Buettner.
Choirs Seraphim, The Chromatones, Siamsa Singers and Middlebury College Choir then performed their own repertoire, and Middlebury received a standing ovation for their performance of the Spiritual “Lord, If I Got My Ticket”, arr. Stacey Gibbs.