Aurora is proud and excited to share that Joan was chosen from an unprecedented number of applicants from around the globe to present at the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM) being held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2020. Held once every three years, WCSM draws choral professionals, singers, composers, and concertgoers from around the world to learn from leading, inspiring musicians. Joan will be presenting “The Greening Power of Song.”
The 2020 WSCM theme is to “explore through choral music the relationship humans have with the land that supports them: the sense of identity they derive from it and the tensions that arise out of it. We believe this is a theme that touches all of us in some way, calling to mind such notions as family, nurture, identity, place, community, culture, celebration, nationalism, colonialism, dispossession, alienation, partnership, freedom, development, interconnectedness, environmentalism, urban living, the natural world, the seasons, stress and healing, beauty, nostalgia, utopia… to name but a few!”
Aurora is so very fortunate to experience Joan’s talent, choral leadership, and heart firsthand. Explore more of Joan’s works here.