Our Next Concert
Rutter’s Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms are the two works featured in our next concert at West Vancouver United Church on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m..
John Rutter unashamedly composes instantly memorable tunes. In a world where so many composers believe music is no longer primarily about melody, Rutter stands out as someone who defiantly bucks that trend. Nowhere is it more evident than in his glorious Requiem. Composed in 1985, the work is reminiscent of the Requiem of Fauré for its simplicity, brevity and rich choral writing.
Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms are a compelling blend of Bernstein’s Broadway style with lyrical, intimate settings of three complete psalms in their original Hebrew, plus stray verses from several other psalms. The overall mood alternates joyful exuberance with moments of violent frenzy and tender entreaties for peace in a manner that is hopeful and life-affirming.
The Pacific Spirit Choir
We are a community choir hosted at West Vancouver United Church on Vancouver’s North Shore in British Columbia. Interested? Click here.
Our vision is to be a premier concert choir enjoyed for its repertoire of entertaining and engaging music ranging from large oratorios and Masses of composers from the 17th to the 21st century, to shorter choral gems, ancient and modern, classical to jazz, serious to humorous.
Our mission is to present meticulously prepared, passionate performances of great choral works so as to create community, increase vocal and musical skills of our members and enrich the lives of audiences at home and abroad.
Our 2016-2017 Season
|Sunday, November 13, 2016||“Friends” incl. Dvorak – Mass in D||2:00 pm WVUC|
|Sunday, December 11, 2016||Handel – Messiah||2:00 pm WVUC|
|Sunday, April 23, 2017||Rutter – Requiem
Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
|2:00 pm WVUC|
Touring is a also a major focus of our group: we have completed five tours to Europe in the past ten years. Our last tour, in May 2015, was in France and Spain. On that tour, in Barcelona, we sang in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia whose concert organizer deemed us the “finest choir to have sung there in the last five years”.
More details of previous tours can be viewed by clicking here.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the District of West Vancouver through their Community Grant Programs, the Province of British Columbia and the West Vancouver Community Foundation.