This performance, directed by Allison Girvan in June, 2018, took place as part of Ripple Effect, a choral installation by 72 singers and their audience on the grounds and in the Temple of Light at Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, B.C.
Singers and audience took a journey from the beach, past the teepee, then under cliffs with singers high above, into a field and lavender garden, into the forest, into the orchard, and finally into the Temple of Light, with the audience moving around and among the singers, while the singers in the various locations moved and sang and spoke poetry on the theme of ripple effect – how we affect people and the environment and how they affect us – all of this conceived, coordinated with nature, choreographed, arranged and directed by Allison.
The singers were some of the members of Corazón, a number of Corazón alumni, and a group of 20 singers from the Community and Choral Art program at Western University in London, Ontario, joined by their instructor Jennifer Moir and the project’s guest of honour the Finnish singer Essi Wuorela.
Corazón is a 65 member youth choir with singers ranging in age from 15 to 25 based in Nelson, B.C.
Soloist: Dominique Adams.
Video by Bohdan Doval.