7:30 pm Saturday, May 28th, 2022
New Westminster Christian Reformed Church. 8255 13th Ave., between 1st Street and Newcombe, Burnaby
Carrie Taylor – Interim Artist Director
Ingrid Verseveldt – Piano
Ali Nizamani – Horn
Our program takes us on the road again, with a choice of repertoire for reflection and inspiration, inevitably influenced by the impact of COVID but also by how we make music together. Our songs carry a message of hope: at times quiet and peaceful, at other times spirited and joyful. Feel the peace of Whitacre’s Sing Gently, Stroope’s In Paradisum and Ames’ In Remembrance and be uplifted by Narverud’s Alleluia, Arnesen’s Flight Song and Gjeilo’s Northern Lights, among many other moving works.
There is indeed light in the distance and, although our path has recently been challenging, it has also been gratifying and ultimately inspiring, as the road rises over obstacles and points us forward.
Tickets are available for purchase online only, via Eventbrite, for $25.00 (+ booking fee). They are available until 2 pm on the day of the concert (May 28). If you need assistance with purchasing online tickets, please contact a friend or family member who sings in Amabilis or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Amabilis Singers will continue to require proof of vaccination from all audience members and performers at the May 28th, 2022 concert. Ticket sales are limited to 300 attendees. Performers and audience members will be required to be masked throughout the performance. Doors and windows will remain open during the concert to optimize ventilation, so please dress appropriately. Thank you for your cooperation with these measures as we continue to put safety first.
January 2022 Update:
Dear Amabilis Alumni, Friends and Supporters:
When September 2021 rolled around, Amabilis choristers were inexpressibly happy to finally resume modified rehearsals. We could make music together again!
This season, during Ramona’s absence, we are fortunate to be able to sing under the direction of Carrie Taylor as our Interim Artistic Director. Carrie has worked with Amabilis in the past, and we appreciate and benefit from her vast experience as a music educator and choral conductor.
We carefully planned a safe return to singing. As our choir is large, we initially met with half the group each week, progressing gradually to full-length, full-choir rehearsals by early November. Due to this measured start, we slated our first performance for January 2022, planning to share music and reflections on our lives as choristers during recent challenging times. Yet here we are again with a rising wave of COVID that has made it inadvisable to gather at this time.
But rainbows follow the rain, and we have all learned to be flexible. We now invite you to put our upcoming May 28, 2022 concert on your calendars. We are excited about the new repertoire we will be able to perform for our listeners!
Amabilis wishes you and your families a safe and Happy New Year.
Amabilis Singers Board of Directors.