Earth, Wind, Fire and Life

February 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
St. James Anglican Church
303 E Cordova St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L4
$30 general, $25 for students. Plus $2.84 service fee



Enjoy a full spectacle of organ music, video visuals, and stimulating narration featuring commentary by CBC’s Bob McDonald – science guru, host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, and author of several books – topped off with exquisite music played by Jenny Vincent on the organ. Audiences will be enraptured by this fascinating, breathtaking, and entertaining programme, wrapped up with spectacular visuals on large screens. This is an event not to be missed.
The first performance on Vancouver Island last year sold out and received ecstatic praise from concert-goers. Bob McDonald, host of Quirks & Quarks  brings science to over 500,000 devoted CBC listeners weekly. He also is CBC’s science correspondent for The National and hosts Heads Up, a series for children. McDonald’s most recent book is Canadian Space Walkers : Hadfield, MacLean and Williams Remember the Ultimate High Adventure.
Jenny Vincent is organist at Knox United Church in Parksville.  She has played an eclectic mix of instruments over her career, ranging from the iconic Hammond B-3 jazz organ to a Casavant Frères 3000+ pipe organ. Jenny has performed throughout Canada and the United States.  “Jenny Vincent is a gifted organist with skill and dedication, who brings music to sparkling life”  ( David Drinkell, Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton ).  It is Jenny’s passion to make the organ a valued and accepted musical instrument in our mainstream society.

Fanfare for the Common Man                       Aaron Copland


         Arranged by Richard Lloyd



Genesis of a Planet



Sabre Dance                                            Aram Khachaturian


     Arranged by Friedemann Winklhofer



The Earth is Alive!


Aquarium                                                   Camille Saint-Saens


                                           Transcribed by Ekaterina Melnikova




Making It Blow


The Ride of the Valkyries                             Richard Wagner


                                                               Transcribed by Edwin Lemare



Our Protective Blanket


Deuxieme Arabesque                                   Claude Debussy


                                                                 Transcribed by Leon Roques





Ever Changing, Always the Same


Rondo in G                                                     Richard Ellsasser

                                                                                           (1926 – 1972)

                                                               Attributed to John Bull


Fire and Life


Magic Fire Music                                           Richard Wagner


                             Transcribed by Stokowski/James H Rogers







Dance of the Water Spirits                     Hans-Andre Stamm    



Life Elsewhere?

Maroondah Merzbau                                              Stephen Ingham




Most of the music selections in this program are transcriptions of original works that have been scored for a different instrument or instruments. Usually transcriptions stay close to the original music but often become more of an arrangement with certain aspects of the piece changed to suit the composer and new instrumental needs.


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