2019-2020 SEASON

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Journey

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Saturday, May 2, 2020
West End Christian Reformed Church

10015 149 Street

My Spirit Rejoices

Music of joy & celebration

featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s Magnificat with chamber orchestra

Saturday, February 29, 7:30 PM
West End Christian Reformed Church

10015 149 Street

Jordan Van Biert & Alison Grant-Préville 
Conductors

Vocal Alchemy’s second concert of the 2019-20 season will feature a performance of the Baroque masterpiece, Antonio Vivaldi’s Magnificat, performed by Vocal Alchemy alongside a chamber orchestra of local professionals.

The program will pair the Vivaldi Magnificat with a variety of modern works on the theme of joy, from Canadian composer Marie-Claire Saindon’s evocative Le secret de Dieu to Ola Gjeilo’s beautiful The Rose.

Under the direction of artistic director Jordan Van Biert and choral assistant Alison Grant-Préville, this evening with Vocal Alchemy and guests promises a musical experience that will invigorate and inspire the heart and soul!

A Promised Joy

Music of hope for tomorrow

featuring Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living with Chronos Vocal Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, November 23, 7:30 PM
West End Christian Reformed Church

10015 149 Street

Jordan Van Biert Conductor

The featured work, American composer Dan Forrest’s moving Requiem for the Living, will be performed by Vocal Alchemy alongside guests Chronos Vocal Ensemble, and featuring a chamber orchestra of local professionals, along with pianist Kim Cousineau.

 The program will pair the Forrest Requiem with a half-concert of varied music on the theme of hope, unaccompanied and with piano, by composers from Palestrina and Brahms to a variety of Canadian composers. The concert will also feature a newly-commissioned work, Boy with Orange (out of Kosovo), by Toronto composer Alex Eddington. Based on a poem by Lotte Kramer, Boy with Orange highlights both the troubling aftermath of war and the “promised joy” of freedom, and was commissioned by a consortium of Canadian choirs including three Edmonton-based ensembles.

This evening with Vocal Alchemy and guests promises a musical experience that will energize and satisfy the heart and soul.