CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

episodes: April 2011 Archives

3 Years of Provisions and 2 French Horns - Music of the Moravian Inuit

A re-broadcast of the documentary "Three Years of Provisions and two French Horns - Music of the Moravian Inuit" dedicated to the memory of Makkovik's James Anderson, fondly known as Uncle Jim, who was a passionate music lover and celebrated archivist. Uncle Jim welcomed the MUN Brass Ensemble to his community as it toured Labrador in 2008. The once common sound of brass bands, central to Moravian religious practices has died out in recent years and this tour organized by Memorial University's Tom Gordon re-ignited the sound of brass for the enjoyment of residents of every age in Happy Valley Goose Bay, Makkovik, Nain and Hopedale.

QVE sings Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass

Dedicated to the memory of the late Sister Kathrine Bellamy, a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Missa in Angustiis (Mass for Trouble Times) or the Lord Nelson Mass at the Anglican Cathedral in St. John's by the Quintessential Vocal Ensemble. QVE director, Susan Quinn, one of Sister Kathrine's former students, speaks passionately about her inspiring mentor and honours her memory with this concert. The four soloists are Cheryl Hickman, Melanie Jardine, Jonathan Reed and Calvin Powell and they are accompanied by Anglican Cathedral organist, David Drinkell. 

Duo Concertante at the Junos

R Murray Schafer's Duo for Violin and Piano played by the Duo Concertante on their recent CD "Wild Bird" won this year's Juno in the "classical composition" category. The Duo Concertante, violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves, talk about their thrilling brush with the Junos in Toronto where they performed the Schafer during a pre-Juno concert at Roy Thompson Hall. Schafer's new piece, written for the Duo Concertante, was a joint commission between the Tuckamore and Ottawa Chamber Music Festivals and CBC Radio and we'll hear the Duo's winning recording, as well as Elgar's rhapsodic Piano Quintet in A minor from the Tuckamore Festival.