The Pleasure of the Dawn Chorus: Preserving the Pandemic Soundscape

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Friday, April 08, 2022 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Online Event


Throughout the year, students have recorded birdsong, on campus, in parks, and in backyards, and wrote reflections on the meaning of nature awareness. These recordings and reflections have inspired a musical composition, written and performed by students from the Faculty of Music. This online lecture recital features a premiere performance of the composition, and reflections by faculty and students upon nature and music, nature and spirituality, and urban wildlife conservation.


Prof. Alexander Hampton (Department for the Study of Religion)Prof. Wendy Nielsen (Faculty of Music)Andrew Crozier, ecologist (Biology, Environmental Science, UTM)Nicole Percifield, mezzo soprano (Faculty of Music)Gavin Fraser, composer (Faculty of Music)


Nicole Percifield (mezzo soprano)

Jeffery Conquer (pianist)

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JHI Program for the Arts