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Xara proclaimed top women's choir in Canada
Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble was announced as the winning women’s choir in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. Just entering their 6th anniversary season this year, Xara beat out nine-time winner Elektra Women’s Choir from Vancouver, BC.
The Secret Lantern + CD Launch
Experience a magical winter’s night with Xara on December 13th at Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth. This two-part evening will start with a CD launch and reception for Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble’s first full-length recording, Here On These Branches. Following is The Secret Lantern, the newest work of choral theatre from Xara Youth Ensemble, set in an icy, mythical, Northern village and based on the ancient story and traditions that surround Saint Lucia. To purchase tickets, click here
Xara Recording New CD
Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble will be recording their first full-length professional CD this November. Titled “Here on these branches”, the recording will feature gorgeous choral music from Canadian and Scandinavian composers including works by Ola Gjeilo, R. Murray Schafer, and Jaako Mäntyjärvi, and never-recorded Canadian works by Sarah Quartel, Brent Lee, Jenny Trites, and Jeff Enns. Stay tuned for details on our upcoming CD launch!
Xara Choral Theatre Society provides intensive artistic environments that empower young women ages 14 to 30 to explore their identity, community, and culture through performance. We are recognized national leaders in an inter-arts genre that features choral singing, movement, lighting, and more. We draw new, younger audiences to choral performances. We exemplify the tenets of discovery, innovation, and excellence.