Tag: CBC

Day 19: O Holy Night

I’ve heard a lot of O Holy Nights over 5 years of putting together musical Advent calendars. (There are 57 here, should you be interested in a broader survey.) I’ve even spoken to the man behind the epically terrible version…

CBC Radio – from sea to sea to sea

A few weeks ago I had a piece in the LA Times talking about CBC Radio’s 75th anniversary, specifically how it serves as a uniting force in a country of geographical and cultural disparates. It’s 1928, and the Canadian government…

Aural Advent Calendar: Day 7

The Sans Day Carol, performed here by the Strathroy Chorale, is a Cornish carol written sometime in the 19th century. Wikipedia postures that the carol was notated from a singing villager in St Day parish, perhaps during one of the…

Alexander Neef New COC Director

The Canadian Opera Company have been looking for a new general director since the much-loved Richard Bradshaw died unexpectedly in August 2007. This morning, the COC announced that German-born Alexander Neef, currently the casting director at the Opera Nationale de…