2012-2013

LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS

2:00pm Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Westminster Christian Reform Church, Burnaby

Amabilis invites you to a special afternoon concert celebrating the joyful magic of the Christmas season. Come, be moved by the sumptuous Lulla, Lulla, Lullay by the young Belfast composer Philip Stopford, the delicately transformed In the Bleak Midwinter by the equally youthful and talented American composer Abbie Betinis, the achingly beautiful Love Came Down at Christmas by Edwin Fissinger, along with works by Allan Pote and Dan Forrest.

But there’s even more in store for you! What’s Christmas without Handel’s Messiah, we’ve heard you ask? In response, Amabilis will present a distinctively unique, orchestra-free (and thus budget-friendly), brilliantly entertaining mini-version of this Baroque masterpiece, arranged by the incomparable Vancouver musician, Paul Nash.

2:00pm Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Westminster Christian Reform Church, Burnaby

8255 13th Ave., between 1st St. & Newcombe

Adults/Seniors: $20 | Children under 12: free

Tickets: Available from all choir members, at the door, or by calling 604.433.6538


THE BACH PROJECT

8:00pm Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Westminster Christian Reform Church, Burnaby

The Source

Jesu, meine Freude is the longest of six motets written by J. S. Bach while he was working at St. Thomas Kirche in Leipzig. A perfectly balanced, highly dramatic work, it consists of eleven short movements based on the texts of Johann Franck and St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.

The Project

Can one intersperse Jesu, meine Freude with music by other composers and make of it an expanded musical interpretation? Is Bach’s music so timeless that it allows itself to be commented upon by composers of the modern era? Will this unorthodox approach enrich Bach’s deep expression of faith for us listeners, underlining the universality of human longing for the comfort of God’s spirit? Can the combination of Bach’s music with that of Buchard, Chilcott, Forrest, Helvey, Johnson and Stroope create a musical kaleidoscope, providing us with a more profound and beautiful view? Come, join us for this unique choral experience that traverses the ages.

8:00pm Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Westminster Christian Reform Church, Burnaby

8255 13th Ave., between 1st St. & Newcombe

Adults/Seniors: $20 |Children under 12: free

Tickets: Available from all choir members, at the door, or by calling 604.433.6538.

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