Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra featuring “A Touch of Brass” and “Eric Hamber Women’s Chorale is fast approaching. The choir will to feature two pieces especially written or arranged for Elektra. The first, by outstanding local composer, Ed Henderson, and the second by internationally renowned composer, Ola Gjeilo. Winter’s grace by Ed Henderson, honors the memory of the late Diane Loomer. Commissioned for Elektra Women’s Choir with funding from the Diane Loomer Commissioning Fund, this piece was dedicated in October 2012 with love from Diane herself to her ‘three guardian angels, who have given me great strength, steadfast support and love care.’ Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights is a new voicing for women’s choir of the famous SATB original, receiving its world premiere at Chez Nous. Of Northern Lights, Gjello says “Looking out from the attic window that Christmas in Oslo (2007), over a wintry lake under the stars, I was thinking about how this “terrible” beauty is so profoundly reflected in the northern lights, or aurora borealis.”
7:30 p.m. – Ryerson United Church in Vancouver at 2195 West 45th Avenue and Yew Street. This concert is often sold out, so we would recommend pre-purchasing tickets online, or calling the Elektra office, 604-739-1255!