Songs & Sonnets
Shakespeare-inspired music
from classical to jazz

Saturday, May 11, 7:00 PM
McDougall United Church
10086 MacDonald Drive

Conducted by
Jordan Van Biert
Rebecca Parsons

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. 

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Mozart Vespers
Sacred masterworks with organ & orchestra

Saturday, February 23, 7:00 pm
West End Christian Reformed Church
10015 149 Street

Jordan Van Biert, Conductor

Chronos Vocal Ensemble
Chamber Orchestra
Joachim Segger

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 will feature our annual collaboration with Chronos Vocal Ensemble.

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Festive music for choir & brass

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

Vocal Alchemy kicks off its 17th Season with a performance featuring seasonal music choir, brass and organ. This will be 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 is continuing with the choir for a second season and will share the podium with Jordan. BOK brass played with us for the first time last season, and we're glad to have them back!

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