Elektra Womens’ Choir: Chez Nous – Christmas with Elektra

Elektra Choir

Elektra Womens’ Choir

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.”
Two performances only, Sunday, November 29th.
2:00 p.m.   Queen’s Avenue United Church, New Westminster, 529 Queens Ave. at Sixth Street.
Tickets online, at the door (no service charges), or call the Elektra office at

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!

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Ryerson United Church: Chantez Noël

The Ryerson United Church Choir welcomes you to Chantez Noël, a concert of festive carols and seasonal works on December 14 (2:30pm) in the warm acoustics of one of Vancouver’s most beloved choral venues. The concert features JS Bach’s joyous cantata Singet den Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 190), and works by Whitacre, Sweelinck, Gjeilo, plus carol singing with the audience and more. Chantez Noël will definitely get you into the Christmas spirit! Bryn Nixon, Director of Music; Edward Norman, organist and guest instrumentalists.
2:30pm Sunday, December 14  Ryerson United Church 2195 West 45th  Ave., Vancouver
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets 1.800.838.3006
or in person through the church office, 8:00 am-4:00 pm M-F. (604) 266-5377 www.ryersonunited.ca

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Vancouver Bach Choir: Christmas Concert

Christmas Bach Choir 2014Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with this beloved annual tradition, showcasing the glorious voices of the entire Bach Choir family – from the tiny Piccolos (ages 5 years) to the internationally renowned symphonic adult choir. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the esteemed Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus and Youth Choirs program, which will be celebrated with a special guest appearance by founding Music Director, Bruce Pullan, and a world premiere performance of a newly commissioned work. The concert also includes cherished classic carols and a heartfelt audience sing-along to illuminate the true spirit of the season. Featuring Touch of Brass & Organist Ellen Ay-Laung Wang.
Music Directors: Leslie Dala and Marisa Gaetanne.
2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7   Orpheum Theatre    Tickets: www.vancouverbachchoir.com/tickets   604.696.4290


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