BENJAMIN SIGERSON

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Benjamin Sigerson (b. 2001) is a young composer and jazz pianist from Vancouver, B.C. who has studied composition at McGill University.  He has also studied with composers Rodney Sharman, Katerina Gimon, and Joel Tranquilla. Sigerson has won awards for his compositions, including the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s young composer competition and the Barbara Pentland award from the Canadian Music Centre. His pieces have been performed by Coastal Sound Youth Choir, TD High School Honour Jazz Band, and high schools in the Greater-Vancouver area. As a pianist, he plays in various jazz settings in Vancouver and Montreal.

blue is a colour - thank you green

by Benjamin Sigerson

SATB with piano – CP 1757 – duration 7:30

“blue is a colour / thank you green” is a poem written by Jasmine Choi.  Benjamin set the text for the Vancouver Youth Choir with lush choral sounds and jazz sensibilities. It is a melancholy and gentle piece that explores relationships of colour and emotion – heart-break and love.

 

Of Rest

by Benjamin Sigerson

SATB a cappella – CP 2058 – duration 4:35
Winner of the Debbie Fleming Prize hosted by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, this piece is a gentle song of comfort. Written also as a song of hope towards the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and as a song to remind of the importance of rest, and that rest is sometimes what we need more than we know. Setting the painterly poetry of j.h. Lee, the piece is part-impressionist, part-jazz, part-lullaby.

 

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