Monk arr. Clarkson - Churchyard Entertainment

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Meredith Monk (arr. Missy Clarkson)
Solo: Heather Molloy

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Meredith Monk’s short film "Book Of Days", from which “Churchyard Entertainment” is an excerpt, explores a pantomime medieval world rife with the problems of xenophobia and scapegoating that plagued the middle ages:

“Book of Days” opens, in colour, with 20th-century workmen blasting a brick wall, leaving a hole that opens into a black-and-white small town in the Middle Ages. Men, women and children glide about their daily tasks, stopping to answer sometimes tellingly anachronistic questions from 20th-century interviewers...

The medieval Christians are dressed in white; the Jews are in black robes, each marked with a yellow circle. Both are stricken by the plague, for which the Jews are blamed. A Jewish girl has visionary dreams that prompt her to draw crude objects identifiable as a car, an airplane, a gun. At the end of ‘’Book of Days’’ the workmen enter the town and come across the drawings traced into a wall.

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from REFUGE: music of resilience + hope, released September 7, 2016

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Cor Flammae is Vancouver's summer chorus of classically trained, queer singers, performing queer content. Composed from the ranks of the city's top-flight choral ensembles and singers, the choir seeks to reveal the hidden queer heritage often ignored in the conservative world of classical music. ... more

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