Opera Ramblings on Sea Variations

Opera Ramblings on Sea Variations

This year’s Canadian Art Song Project commission is a setting of poems by EJ Pratt by Dean Burry entitled Sea Variations.  It was given its first performance yesterday in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre by Michael Colvin and Stephen Philcox.  The texts all...
Episode 4: Conversation with John Greer

Episode 4: Conversation with John Greer

Lawrence Wiliford and Steven Philcox talk with John Greer, one of Canada’s most performed living song composers about his life and career. We had a wonderful conversation with John Greer about his musical education, his international work as...
New school year, new Canadian song repertoire

New school year, new Canadian song repertoire

Since founding Canadian Art Song Project in 2011, Steven and I have been regularly asked for suggestions of Canadian art song repertoire by voice teachers, students and professionals at all levels in their careers. There are some usual suspects that are always cited...
Episode 3: Conversation with Mary Morrison

Episode 3: Conversation with Mary Morrison

We recently sat down with Canadian soprano and voice teacher, Mary Morrison to talk about her life, her extraordinary career and the incredible part she played in contemporary vocal music during the mid 20th century. You don’t want to miss this...