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Sirens, Harmonia come together for performances of ‘O Star’ in Charlottetown Dec. 8, 9

Sirens is an award-winning women’s choral ensemble based in Charlottetown.
Sirens is an award-winning women’s choral ensemble based in Charlottetown. - Contributed

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Sirens and its sister choir, Harmonia, will celebrate the magic and wonder of the Christmas season with a set of two concerts this weekend.

“O Star” will be performed on Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., at Park Royal United Church in Charlottetown and again on Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church in Vernon Bridge.

The St. Andrew’s Senior Choir will join the ensembles for the Vernon Bridge performance.

Sirens and Harmonia will perform works, both separately and together, that look at the familiar Christmas story through the eyes of Mary. She is known by many names – Mother, Star of the Sea, Madonna, Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Sorrows – and described in many terms – pure, whole, noble, meek, mild, blessed and holy. But who was Mary and how does her womanhood help to propel the story of Christmas?

Sirens and Harmonia will explore these themes of motherhood and feminine strength through several seasonal pieces, including “Ave Maris Stella” by Eva Ugalde, “Ave Generosa” by Ola Gjeilo, “Star Carol” by John Rutter and “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella” by Sarah Jaysmith.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sirenschoir.com/concerts.

Quick facts

  • Named after the singing femmes fatales of Greek mythology, Sirens is an award-winning women’s choral ensemble from Charlottetown.
  • Under the artistic direction of Kelsea McLean, the group has been lauded for its pure tone quality, sensitive musicality and tight ensemble singing.

Harmonia is Sirens’ premiere educational program for young girls.
Harmonia is Sirens’ premiere educational program for young girls.

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