Come celebrate the holiday season with a traditional Christmas sing-a-long! St. Andrew’s-Wesley is pleased to host The Little Mountain Brass Band, along with the West End Singers directed by Peggy Hua, and organist Angelique Po, for a night of classic carols, warm memories, and plenty of holiday cheer. Cocoa, cookies, crafts and carols make this fun, free event the perfect start to the holidays!
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Fantasia on ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’ – Alec Rowley (1892 – 1958)
Up, Awake! A Voice is Calling BWV 645 – J. S. Bach
Audience hymn: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus VU 2
Six Variations on the tune Stuttgart (in the style of Bach) – Christa Rakich
Music for Christmas
Three Preludes on ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ – J S Bach, Diedrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707), Marcel Dupré (1886 – 1971)
From Heav’n Above to Earth I Come – Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706)
Offertory for Midnight Mass – César Franck (1822 – 1890)
‘Jig’ Fugue in C major – Diedrich Buxtehude
Audience carol ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime VU 71
Trio – Récit de Tierce en Taille – Grand Jeu et Duo (from ‘Suite in Classical French Style on the Huron Carol’) – John Mitchell
Two Christmas Interludes (Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance?, The Holly and the Ivy) – Wm. Lloyd Webber (1914 – 1982)
Audience carol: What Child is this? VU 74
What Child is This? (Greensleeves) – Richard Purvis (1913 – 1994)
Noël X Grand Jeu et Duo – Louis-Claude D’Aquin (1694 – 1772)
An annual favourite, Langley Canadian Reformed Church and St John’s Vancouver are delighted to present a Christmas Concert featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and organist David Poon.
Performed by Aart Bijkerk. The concert will include audience singing.
UBC Music alum Angelique Po (BMus ’14) featured in rare performance of the organ in Barnett Hall.
J.S. Bach’s monumental Orgelbüchlein (BWV 599−644) is a collection of 46 Lutheran chorale preludes for organ, spanning the entire traditional liturgical year. As Bach composed these various chorale preludes mainly throughout his Weimar appointment from 1708-1717, the Orgelbüchlein is a showcase of his development as a composer through this early period of his career, as well as the development of the chorale prelude form as a whole. Several of the pieces within the Orgelbüchlein have stood as being among the most popular pieces in the organ literature, with many receiving transcriptions for other instruments (famously, Ferruccio Busoni’s transcriptions for solo piano, and Leopold Stokowski’s transcriptions for orchestra.) This concert aims to present a selection of pieces from the Orgelbüchlein (the entire set is approximately 1 hr 20 mins in duration) in their original form, for solo organ. The UBC School of Music happens to be especially ideal for this concert, because of the neo-baroque Casavant Frères tracker organ in Roy Barnett Recital Hall.
Accompanied live on the historic Wurlitzer organ..