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April 01, 2012

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SKU: CD-CMCCD 12306 Call Number: Organization: Canadian Children's Opera Chorus Media Type: CD Year of Release: 2006 Record Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques

Harry Somers A Midwinter Night’s Dream

A Midwinter Night’s Dream - something old and forever new. Composer Harry Somers and librettist Tim Wynne-Jones, two of our greatest Canadian creators, teamed up to write this children’s opera. A brilliant contemporary story of the North mixed with elements of legend. A score that blends music based on Inuit singing, North American musical theatre and popular music as naturally as only a master like Somers can deliver. It has at its core something important to say to children everywhere. "...a wonderful thing, and I congratulate all involved for a fine, professional job. Music educators should take notice, but so should all lovers of good chamber opera. I enjoyed this immensely." - Allen Gimbel, American Record Guide

Shannon Gault
Larissa Swenarchuk
Ann Cooper Gay
Canadian Children's Opera Chorus
Alison McHardy
Claire Hughes
Alexandra Beley
John Michael Schneider
Matthew Galloway
Daniel Morphy
James Westman
Claire Preston
Michael Colvin
Heather Hudyma