Joanna Estelle

 

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Joanna Estelle (Storoschuk) is a Canadian composer, lyricist, and arranger whose music has been performed from Parliament Hill, Ottawa to London (UK), Barcelona (Spain), and elsewhere around the world. She graduated summa cum laude on the Dean’s list as the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Arts silver medalist (2009). Joanna then completed the MA Music Programme at York University, Toronto (2009-2011) and became a Melodious Accord Fellow of the American choral composer Alice Parker. Since 2016, she has been a doctoral candidate in composition through the University of Sheffield (UK).  Joanna served on the board of the Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC) for many years and was a founding member of the Ottawa New Music Creators (2008). Her CD "Emergence" released by PARMA Recordings (Boston) in April 2018 features Child of the Manger and Water Canticle which are both available from Cypress Choral Music.   For further information, see: www.joannaestelle.com

Child of the Manger  by Joanna Estelle, arr. John Gordon Armstrong


SATB a cappella   $2.35    CP 1293
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 4:00

The Ottawa Citizen newspaper had this to say about Joanna’s piece; “ This contemplative and exquisitely beautiful piece should be a regular part of the Christmas choral repertoire.”




Water Canticle  by Joanna Estelle, arr. John Gordon Armstrong


SATB a cappella   $2.35    CP 1619
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 4:15

Cantata Singers of Ottawa commissioned Water Canticle for a 2000 fundraising concert on behalf of WaterCan, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping poor communities in developing countries build sustainable water supply and sanitation services.  Margaret Trudeau, mother of Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, is the long serving honorary president of WaterCan.  This piece was dedicated to her because the text was based on comments she made during an interview regarding the healing nature of water in her own life.