Saturday, October 13th | 7:30pm
St. Andrew's Wesley United Church | MAP
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands.”
Contemporaries in time, but worlds apart we begin our 88th season with a celebration of two 20th century choral masterworks. In Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem from 1947, each movement is inspired by Gregorian Chant and transforms it with contemporary harmonies and a search for peace and consolation in a time of personal and historical unrest.
Premiered less than twenty years later, Chichester Psalms delivers a powerful message of peace and unity, drawing on the Hebrew texts of his childhood in a work of musical eclecticism and energy that could only be Bernstein. On the centenary of his birth, Bernstein’s work sounds as fresh and genre bending as it did more than fifty years ago.
The Vancouver Bach Choir opens their season with this juxtaposition of meditation and celebration led by our Associate Conductor, Kathleen Allan.
*join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:45 presented by past Assistant Conductor Kemuel Wong*
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Premium Seating- front pews, centre aisle with cushions
Priority Seating- a bit further back, both aisles, with cushions
General Seating- all other seats