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Additional Choral Repertoire

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Nexus and Choir Below is a partial list of works for percussion and choir presently in NEXUS’ repertoire. These and other works can be combined and further suggestions by choir directors are welcomed. The 21st Century: Four Rituals (for percussion quintet, choir and audience) – by Christos Hatzis The 20th Century: Carmina Burana (complete or… Read more »

NEXUS Nominated for JUNO Award

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For Immediate Release Toronto, Canada, February 8, 2005 – The “high priests of the percussion world” (New York Times) Nexus has been nominated for a 2004 Juno Award for Drumtalker (Nexus Records 10713) in the Best Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble category. Drumtalker features Peter Schickele’s Percussion Sonata No. 2 –… Read more »

DRUMTALKER – Nexus Records 10713

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NEXUS – DRUMTALKER Nexus Records 10713 The Invisible Proverb (2002) by Russell Hartenberger 1. Okarche 2. Drumtalker 3. Darkwater 4. Sky Ghost

Choral Programs

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“With Voice and Drum” – CHORAL REPERTOIRE FEATURING NEXUS 1) Wright’s Lessons (1995) by William L. Cahn (b. 1946) “Wright’s Lessons” was composed between June and December 1995 for NEXUS, string quartet, narrator and the Toronto Children’s Chorus under the direction of Jean Ashworth-Bartle. The text is directly taken from a reader for children written… Read more »

NEXUS Residency

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NEXUS RESIDENCIES NEXUS Community Residencies NEXUS draws upon the education and experience of its five members – among them doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees in music and education, combined with decades of involvement with schools and teachers in creating educational programming that is designed to communicate joy in the power of music to bring people… Read more »

San Francisco Review

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Symphony, Nexus chime in on Takemitsu’s gentle ‘Time’ by Joshua Kosman, Chronicle Music Critic Saturday, June 12, 2004 Patrons walking into Davies Symphony Hall for Thursday night’s San Francisco Symphony concert could tell right away that something out of the ordinary was afoot. There were multi-colored ribbons stretching from the stage all the way across… Read more »

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s “Rituals” Premiere

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For Immediate Release : NEXUS Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad Premieres New Work by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich with the IRIS Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Principal Conductor, Michael Stern On Saturday March 6, 2004, NEXUS, the internationally acclaimed percussion group based in Toronto, gave the premiere performance of ‘Rituals’… Read more »

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