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Concert Sponsor: Worley Parsons

 

A Canadian Christmas: celebrating the season with Canadian composers

Sunday, December 7, 2014
7:00 pm, McDougall United Church

Jordan Van Biert, Conductor

Vocal Alchemy celebrated the Christmas season with a concert featuring music by Canadian composers, organist Joachim Segger, and caroling.

Featured works included the music of Mark Sirett, Healy Willan, Ivo Antognini, Jon Washburn, Stephen Chatman and many others. Guest organist Joachim Segger performed improvisations on familiar carols.

With:
Kimberley McMann, conductor
Joachim Segger, organ
Kim Cousineau, piano


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Lux Aeterna Eternal Light

Saturday, February 28, 2015
7:00 pm, West End Christian Reformed Church

Jordan Van Biert, Conductor

Vocal Alchemy presented an evening of brilliant music, including works by Morten LauridsenEric WhitacreOla Gjeilo, and others, and were joined by Chronos Vocal Ensemble and chamber orchestra.

Sacred works, mostly by contemporary North American composers written around the theme of Light, were featured on the program alongside Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.

The program also featured Vocal Alchemy’s principal accompanist, Kim Cousineau, at the piano.

Special Guests:
Chronos Vocal Ensemble

With:
Kim Cousineau, piano

 


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Beauty Knows No Discord

Sunday, May 3, 2015
7:30 pm, McDougall United Church

Jordan Van Biert, Conductor

Vocal Alchemy’s diversity shone through in this evening of musical settings of beautiful poetry, in the final concert of the 2014-2015 season. In an eclectic program, we performed music ranging from the Renaissance period through to 2014. The concert included classical, folk, jazz and pop music with pieces composed by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, George Shearing, Stephen Chatman, and many others.

Choral Assistant Kimberley McMann, conducted several pieces, and pianist Kim Cousineau.

With:
Kimberley McMann, conductor
Kim Cousineau, piano