Every season, the WCC sponsors the Windsor Choral Festival, an annual event in which expert clinicians are engaged to work with adult and youth choral singers. On Friday March 7th, the Windsor Classic Chorale invited award-winning composer Jason Jestadt to present a seminar to high-school students at Walkerville Collegiate Institute. The next day the Chorale joined Jestadt at Gethsemane Lutheran Church to workshop his piece Geometry of Light with choristers from Windsor and Essex County. This was a free event open to all interested singers.
Later that day, the Windsor Classic Chorale presented a concert entitled Of Baroque and Modern Heritage, featuring the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus (Lana Lysogor, director), the Windsor-Essex Youth Choir (Sue Belleperche, director), and the Windsor Sun Parlour Chorus (Dan Bezaire, director). The program, which juxtaposed Baroque and contemporary choral music, featured works by eminent Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel, and Purcell, along with new choral works in a variety of styles including barbershop and music from the popular animated film, Frozen. The concert also featured the world premiere of a commissioned a piece by Belarusian-American composer Sergey Khvoshchinsky.