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.
Our 2016 / 2017 Season
Join us when we sing three concerts in West Vancouver United Church.
|Sunday, November 13, 2016||“Friends” concert 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|
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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.