Hear The Celtic Mass for the Sea!
In an upcoming Green Interview, composer Scott Macmillan and librettist Jennyfer Brickenden talk about their magnificent environmental composition "The Celtic Mass for the Sea." The Green Interview will also be posting a complete video of a live performance of the Mass, captured on video on June 9 on the Halifax Waterfront, as one of our Special Presentations.
With over 60 performances since it was premiered in 1991, the Celtic Mass for the Sea has been performed internationally in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and the US – including Carnegie Hall in New York, where it was greeted with a loud and enthusiastic response. The recording of the 'Celtic Mass for the Sea' has become a classical best-seller, with over 20,000 CD's sold. More details here: http://www.scott-macmillan.ca/music/composer/celtic-mass-for-the-sea/
We'll be posting the Macmillan/Brickenden interview and the video of the Mass in September. In the meantime, you can whet your appetite with a couple of YouTube videos and a radio broadcast.
On June 8th — International World Oceans Day, the day before the performance that we recorded — Scott and Jenn put out a call for friends to join them at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for a "Celtic Mass for the Sea" Flash Mob. You can see the Flash Mob here: http://youtu.be/zbZ0_e4nO9U And you can see excerpts from the June 9th performance on the Halifax Waterfront here: http://youtu.be/xv0JoG-as-A and http://youtu.be/7GCq2YaO6QE
If you have the good fortune to live in Atlantic Canada, you can hear the entire Mass on August 26 at 4:00 on CBC Radio 1's regional program "All the Best." Radio 1 is broadcast over CBC in Fredericton at 99.5 FM, in Moncton at 106.1 FM, in Saint John at 91.3 FM Mainland Nova Scotia at 90.5 FM, in Cape Breton at 1140 AM and 105.1 FM, and in Prince Edward Island at 96.1 FM.
And there are more live performances of the Celtic Mass coming up. One is scheduled for November 24, 2012, by the Festival Singers of Calgary, directed by Mel Kirby, with a full Celtic and string ensemble, at Knox United Church in Calgary, Alberta. Another will take place in Bonn, Germany, under Choral Director Hurbert Arnold, on next year's World Oceans Day, June 8/9, 2013.