D. BEDARD: Three Pieces in Ancient Styles for trumpet and organ (Pavane – Cantabile – Allegro giocoso)
J. S. BACH: Chorale “O Innocent Lamb of God” for organ
G. P. TELEMANN: Two pieces from “Heroic Music” for trumpet and organ (Grazioso – Con delicatezza)
N. BRUHNS: Prelude and Fugue in G minor for organ
H. PURCELL: Sonata in D major for trumpet and organ (Pomposo – Andante maestoso – Allegro ma non troppo)
E. GIGOUT: Marche religieuse for organ
F. PEETERS: Aria for trumpet and organ
D. BÉDARD: Suite de concert for organ
D. BEDARD: Suite breve for trumpet and organ (Aurore – Mignardise – Andante tranquillo – Final)
Performance visible on a giant screen at the front of the Cathedral.
Originally from Boston, MA, trumpeter Katherine Evans appears in Vancouver as a soloist at Holy Rosary, St. Andrews-Wesley, and Christ Church. Praised for her “solo work of exceptional quality” by the Boston Globe, Katherine is the principal trumpet of the Newport Symphony Orchestra (OR) and has been the principal trumpet of the Brockton, Hingham, and Concord, (MA) Symphony Orchestras. She has performed as a soloist with the Brockton and Waltham, MA Symphony Orchestras, the Harvard-Radcliffe Bach Society Orchestra and Harvard-Radcliffe Baroque Orchestra, and has been recorded on the Centuar and Albany labels.
As a vocalist, Katherine is a member of musica intima and the St. Andrews-Wesley Vocal Ensemble. She also sang with Phoenix Chamber Choir for three years and served on their Board. In the U.S., Katherine worked extensively as a church vocal soloist and was featured in a recording of the Christ Church Schola of Rochester, NY on Loft Records.
Katherine holds an M.M. in trumpet performance from the Longy School of Music and a B.A. in English and Music from Harvard University. She works for the UBC School of Music.
Denis Bédard, who was born in Quebec City in 1950, first studied music at the Quebec Conservatory of Music, graduating with first class honours in organ, harpsichord, chamber music, counterpoint and fugue. Having received grants from the Canada Council for three years running, he continued his studies in Montreal, Paris, and in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt.
Laureate of the “Prix d’Europe” in 1975, and of the CBC Radio Talent Competition in 1978, Denis Bédard leads a very active career as a recitalist. He has given concerts throughout Canada as well as in the United States, in France and in Brazil, and has recorded frequently for Radio-Canada and the CBC. A professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec from 1981 until 1989 and organ professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 2001 until 2004, Denis Bédard has been organist and music director at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver since 2001.
Denis Bédard has written more than one hundred and fifty works. He has received commissions from Radio-Canada, the CBC, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, the Victoria Scholars in Toronto, Holy Rosary Cathedral and the Laudate Singers in Vancouver, Monaco Cathedral and various professional musicians in Canada, Great Britain, France, Switzerland and the U.S.A. Many of his compositions have been performed internationally, and many have been published and recorded on CD.