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Dec
8
Sun
2019
22nd Annual Carols and Bells Concert @ Queens Avenue United Church
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Christmas carols, anthems, and music for handbells, organ, and other instruments, with the Notre-Dame Handbell Ensemble and Handbell Choir; the Queens Avenue United Church Memorial Bell Ringers, the children’s bell choir, and the Senior Choir; guest organist Marc D’Anjou; organist and music director Rachel Alflatt, and vocal and instrumental soloists.

Music for the Christmas Season @ Fairview Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Congregational singing, Fairview Choir, and Guest Musicians including Bo Peng (cello), Gene Ramsbottom (clarinet), Henry Christian (trumpet) & Andrew Poirier (trombone).   Music Director & Organist, Chang Hwa Kim.
Donations will go to the Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver.  Refreshments to follow.

Dec
21
Sat
2019
Christmas organ concert @ Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Christmas Pipe Organ Concert with audience singing, by organist Aart Bijkerk (Abbotsford). Seasonal sacred music by Zwart, Bach, Grison and Dupré, on Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church’s 1912 Heritage Pipe Organ. A concert for the whole family!

Wheelchair accessible.

Refreshments served following the concert.

No reservations, no tickets–just come and be welcomed!

Dec
22
Sun
2019
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols @ St. James' Anglican Church
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

For many around the world, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College Cambridge, marks the beginning of Christmas.  For many of us also, it is something experienced from afar as it is broadcast on TV or radio.  If you cannot be in King’s College Chapel this year, your next best option is St James’ Church.  The MOTET choir presents the legendary A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of biblical readings and music at St James’ Anglican Church.  St James’ is perfect for this traditional Christmas service, as the building is not only visually inspiring, but also acoustically supports the voices of congregation, choir, and organ.  Plan to bring your family and friends to this evening to celebrate this most wonderful time of year.  This is a free event, though donations will be gratefully accepted to defray expenses.  As space is limited, please click on the button below to reserve your seat.

https://www.sjmusic.ca/events/a-festival-of-nine-lessons-and-carols/2019-12-22

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Motet 10th Anniversary Concert @ St. Augustine's Catholic Church
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

MOTET is marking the 10th anniversary of their first concert by presenting a programme for the Feast of the Chair of St Peter. On this day, they will celebrate the role of St Peter and his successors as the “Vicar of Christ” to the Church on earth. Their concert features music drawn from the First Vespers and Mass liturgies of the feast, including works by English polyphonic master William Byrd, French perfectionist Maurice Duruflé, and their respective contemporaries. There will be two organ solos: Messiaen’s “Apparition de l’église éternelle” performed by MOTET’s director, David Poon, and Mulet’s “Tu es Petra”, played by Michael Molnar.

MOTET is a Vancouver-based chamber ensemble comprised of young musicians passionate about bringing sacred choral music to audiences throughout the region. MOTET draws music from the vast treasury of the Catholic tradition into reverently beautiful concerts and liturgies.

Feb
22
Sat
2020
RCCO Organ Crawl @ Knox United Church
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Schedule: 10:00am, Knox United Church; 11:30am, St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church; 12:30pm lunch break, 2:00pm, Central Presbyterian Church.

RCCO members free of charge, non-members $10 (or $5 per church)

If you would like to attend but require transportation, or can offer a car ride, please email Angelique Po at angelique_po@hotmail.com.

Motet 10th Anniversary Concert @ St Mary's Catholic Church
Feb 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

MOTET is marking the 10th anniversary of their first concert by presenting a programme for the Feast of the Chair of St Peter. On this day, they will celebrate the role of St Peter and his successors as the “Vicar of Christ” to the Church on earth. Their concert features music drawn from the First Vespers and Mass liturgies of the feast, including works by English polyphonic master William Byrd, French perfectionist Maurice Duruflé, and their respective contemporaries. There will be two organ solos: Messiaen’s “Apparition de l’église éternelle” performed by MOTET’s director, David Poon, and Mulet’s “Tu es Petra”, played by Michael Molnar.

MOTET is a Vancouver-based chamber ensemble comprised of young musicians passionate about bringing sacred choral music to audiences throughout the region. MOTET draws music from the vast treasury of the Catholic tradition into reverently beautiful concerts and liturgies.

Feb
28
Fri
2020
Organ Duets and Solos with Denis Bédard and Rachel Alflatt @ Holy Rosary Cathedral
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Holy Rosary Cathedral’s organist and music director Denis Bédard, and guest organist Rachel Alflatt, performing duets and solos by Walther, Boehm, Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, Hesse, Brahms, Pierné, and Bédard.  Performance visible on a giant screen

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Denis Bédard has been organist and music director at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver since 2001. He has given recitals across Canada, in the United States, in France and in Brazil and pursues an international career as a composer. His compositions include chamber music, orchestral and vocal music and many organ works. He has received commissions from Radio-Canada, the CBC, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the RCCO, the RSCM, Monaco Cathedral, and various professional ensembles and musicians in North America and Europe. His works are performed throughout North America and Europe, as well as in Asia, South Africa, Australia and South America, and many have been recorded on CD. His music, essentially tonal and melodic, is characterized by a concern for formal clarity and immediate communication with as vast a public as possible.

Rachel Alflatt has given concerts throughout the province of Quebec, as well as in Ontario, New Brunswick, and British Columbia.  She has also performed with the West Coast Symphony, the New Westminster Symphony, the Vancouver Philharmonic, and the Okanagan Symphony, and has recorded for the CBC’s French network, Radio-Canada FM. She is organist and music director at Queen’s Avenue United Church and is active an an organ teacher.

Programme:

Adolf Friedrich Hesse: Fantasia in C minor  (duet)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy : Fugue in D major  (duet)

Johann Gottfried Walther: Partita on “Meinem Jesum lass’ ich nicht”  (solo)

Georg Boehm: Chorale Prelude “Vater unser im Himmelreich”  (solo)

Johann Pachelbel: Prelude in D minor  (solo)

Johannes Brahms: “O Gott du frommer Gott”, “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen” from Eleven Chorale Preludes Op. 122  (solo)

Gabriel Pierné: Prelude in G minor, Op. 29 No. 1 from “Trois Pièces”  (solo)

Denis Bédard: Suite in D minor, Andantino  (solo)

Denis Bédard: Trilogie  (duet)

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Laudate Singers : Timeless Treasures @ St. James' Anglican Church
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Twenty-five years ago, Artistic Director Lars Kaario founded the Laudate Singers a chamber choir of professional musicians who seek to enrich the cultural fabric in Vancouver.  Over the years, the choral ensemble has recorded seven critically-acclaimed CDs : Christmas Journey, Songs of Heaven and Earth, A Baroque Christmas, Celtic Journey, Voices, Sax & Syn, Voice of the Tango, and Mystics & Lovers.  For this concert the choir presents an eclectic programme with musical gems from the Renaissance to the present day.

Mar
28
Sat
2020
Masterclass with Alexander Weimann, postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 @ West Vancouver United Church
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

RCCO Vancouver Centre has arranged a masterclass with Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s Alexander Weimann, who is an accomplished organist and harpsichordist living and working in Vancouver. He has a highly regarded career as both a soloist and conductor across North America. Here in Vancouver, he is well-known as being the conductor and artistic director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. You can read more about him on his website:https://alexanderweimann.com/.
Auditors $10 (free for members of RCCO Vancouver Centre)