RACHMANINOFF VESPERS with a cappella works from the Russian Orthodox tradition.
Presented by Carrefour Desjardins
Saturday, October 15, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.
Église Immaculée-Conception, 4201 Papineau Street, Montreal
with special guest Cantata Singers of Ottawa (directed by Michael Zaugg)
Sonia Sasseville, contralto
David Menzies, tenor
Program to include:
Hurko, Rejoice, O Virgin and Gladsome Light (Ukrainian composer)
Kalinnikov, Rejoice, O Virgin
Sheremetev, Now the powers of Heaven
Titov, The Angel cried out
Ippolitov-Ivanov, Cherubic Hymn
Our opening concert features the favourite All-night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Alongside this powerful a cappella work, we perform lesser-known works by Kalinnikov, Ippolitov-Ivanov, and Hurko (Ukrainian). A special addition to this program is The Angel Cried Out, by the Russian Baroque composer Titov. The combined choirs with 120 singers will bring an sonorous and powerful rendition of this exquisite music from the Russian Orthodox tradition – making Russian Voices the a cappella event of the autumn.
NB: This concert will be repeated on Sunday 16th October, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 151 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa (not included in SLC subscription series)
Tickets: priority seating 35$, adult 25$, senior 20$, student 10$
Tel: 514 483-6922
Method of payment: Cheque to the order of St. Lawrence Choir
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