Timothy Corlis is a JUNO nominated composer who aims to use music as a way to create opportunities for artistic exchange and intercultural brigde building. His music is performed all over the world to critical acclaim. In the media, he has been described as “a composer of great depth and passion, not to mention a pristine polished craft.” (WholeNote Magazine, Toronto). In 2009, Corlis founded the Vancouver Peace Choir, an ensemble dedicated to exploring inner and outer expressions of peace through music.
As an educator, Corlis holds a Masters of Arts in Social and Political Thought, a Masters of Music from the University of Toronto and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of British Columbia. He is the recipient of numerous scholarships, awards, and grants and has taught as a tenured professor of music. He currently works as a full time composer, orchestrator, and music director on commission.
This work was commissioned by Elektra Women’s Chorus, directed by Morna Edmundson and Diane Loomer, for its premier performance as part of Tapestry International Celebration of Women’s Choirs, 2009.