MUSIC by Alice Ping Yee Ho LYRICS by Marjorie Chan
OCEAN CHILD is inspired by true stories of beached whales. With original lyrics created by Toronto writer Marjorie Chan, this concert piece for soprano and orchestra traces us through the long memories and experiences of a young whale’s life as she traverses the ocean blue”. Soprano singer Charlotte Corwin sings a character named M’Whell, a young whale trapped on the sand. Music sails through glimpses of Canadian waters, beaches, sounds and images of special birds and animals, occasional nostalgic references to Canadian folk songs, also embracing some human aspects by mimicking voices of CBC Radio broadcasters and warm hearted rescuers.
WINNER – PEI Symphony Composers’ Competition 2014 (Alice Ping Yee Ho)
Photo of soprano Charlotte Corwin with the PEI Symphony, courtesy of Charlotte Corwin.