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Songs & Sonnets

Shakespeare-inspired music from classical to jazz

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Saturday, May 11, 7:00 PM
McDougall United Church

10086 MacDonald Drive

Conducted by
Jordan Van Biert
Rebecca Parsons

with
Charlie Austin piano
Josh McHan bass

Settings of texts by Shakespeare, from sonnets and from songs in his plays, feature in this concert including music from the Elizabethan period right up to modern times. The main feature is the late English jazz pianist George Shearing's set entitled Songs & Sonnets, a collection of 7 pieces for choir with jazz piano and bass. Jordan and Rebecca conduct. 

Mozart Vespers

Sacred masterworks with organ & orchestra

CONCERT SPONSOR

Saturday, February 23, 7:00 PM
West End Christian Reformed Church

10015 149 Street

Jordan Van Biert Conductor

with
Chronos Vocal Ensemble
Chamber Orchestra

Joachim Segger Organ 

with

Cara Lianne McLeod soprano 
Kristina Alexander mezzo-soprano 
Oliver Munar tenor 
Jihwan Cho baritone

Composed in 1780 for the Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore (or "Solemn Vespers") is for choir, organ, orchestra and soloists, and features the composer's famed Laudate Dominum for soprano solo, among several other settings of texts from the Psalms. This program featured our annual collaboration with Chronos Vocal Ensemble.

Rejoice

Festive music for choir & brass

CONCERT SPONSOR

Saturday, November 24, 7:00 PM
West End Christian Reformed Church

10015 149 Street

Conducted by
Jordan Van Biert
Rebecca Parsons

with guests
Bok Brass

Joachim Segger Organ 

Vocal Alchemy kicked off its 17th Season with a performance featuring seasonal music, choir, brass and organ. This was a big, brassy and festive Vocal Alchemy Christmas, with a mix of familiar favourites and striking new arrangements, and as always, a chance to sing carols with the choir. Choral Assistant Rebecca Parsons who was continuing with the choir for a second season, shared the podium with Jordan.