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Music

Music for Peace by Piece has been chosen to illustrate our theme and showcases music from many different composers. The music chosen reflects the many moods of peace, which may be calming, or exuberant and joyous resulting from of acts of peace. Through playing music together piece by piece, we are hoping to share the peace that comes when everyone of different backgrounds and experiences comes together for the common goal of making music, and the peace that is formed through friendship and joint experience.

Please note that there is a change this year in the ringing levels. The Copper level has been split into two to better reflect the range of ringing abilities within this large division. There will be a Copper A section (level 2), and a Copper B section (level 3). Directors and ringers are strongly encouraged to assess at what level they are most comfortable ringing. The massed ringing pieces contain both level 2 and level 3 pieces to help with the broadest ringing abilities.

Please remember that all Choirs will have to purchase MASSED music. To make the most of your ringing experience at the Peace by Piece Festival, all choirs or individual ringers are very strongly encouraged to have performed their various divisional and massed music repertoire before coming to festival. Directors are encouraged to take note of the following guidelines and be advised of the difficulty level of the Mass choir music. All choirs are encouraged to participate in all the massed music selections, but it would not be a problem if a choir chooses to sit out on a piece of the massed music.

The rehearsal notes from our directors are available and should be closely examined to get the most out of our ringing time together. Directors, please make sure that you have passed on the notes for each piece, appropriate to your choir.

Tin Choir music is level 1 and has been chosen as playable on 2-3 octaves. Tin choirs will be rehearsing in a room separate from the main ringing floor but will perform in the final concert.

Copper A Choir music is level 2.

Copper B Choir music is level 3. 

Bronze Choir music is level 4.

Gold Choir music is level 5.  The Gold Choir—to which a ringer may apply to play—will be rehearsing in a room separate from the main ringing floor but will perform in the final concert.

The work selected is Jason Krug’s, Life’s Journey. Thirteen ringers will be required to ring this piece, and all must be comfortable and competent at playing at Level 4 (Bronze Level), as this piece is a Level 5 work. This piece will be performed as part of the final concert on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Each ringer will be responsible for:

  • thoroughly learning their assigned part
  • being in communication with the conductor, Lisa Kyriakides, who will put together the final assignments.
  • providing a note of support from their director. (If directors are applying to ring in the Gold Choir, please indicate your ringing experience.)
  • indicating all ringing positions in which you are comfortable ringing and also indicating your preferred ringing position
  • purchasing your own copy of the music
  • observing all Gold Choir Rehearsal Notes as indicated by the conductor
  • applying to ring in the Gold Choir, no later than Thursday, February 28, 2019. Please contact Lisa Kyriakides at lisa@auroraunitedchurch.ca to apply

Massed Choir music is level 2 – level 3 difficulty.

If you have any questions, please contact: Terry Head at festivalmusic@ogehr.ca or 519-679-8182 ext. 3.

For information and application forms for the Mini Ring concerts click HERE.