Malaspina Choir presents Choral Celebration: Vivaldi to Whitacre
Malaspina Choir and the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Lionel Tanod Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019 Time: 2:00 p.m. Venue: St. Andrew's United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo
Malaspina Choir begins the celebration of its 50 th season with a concert featuring four centuries of choral music, the earliest composed in the 18 thcentury, Antonio Vivaldi's Magnificat, and the most recent, Chilcott’s Bird of Dawning (2013). The mix of music in this performance highlights the versatility of the Malaspina Choir and includes favourites from our repertoire as well as ones new to the choir. We’ve invited our frequent collaborator, the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, to be part of the performance. We’re featuring choir members as soloists as well as organist Jenny Vincent and cellist Bredan Millbank. This is an exciting start to the celebration of the choir’s half-century of bringing the best in the choral repertoire to Nanaimo and Vancouver Island. Come join us for this very special occasion! For more information, visit us at www.malaspinachoir.com and follow us on Facebook.
Tickets are available from the Port Theatre Box Office website or call 250-754-8550. Adult – $20, Under 25 (Youth) – $10, under 12 free. Also available from members and at the door.
1 Magnificat A. Vivaldi choir, orchestra 2 Laudate Dominum W.A Mozart soprano solo, choir/organ 3 Ave Maria F. Mendelssohn tenor solo/choir /organ 4 Benedictus K. Jenkins cello/piano/ choir 5 Cum Sancto Spiritu G. Rossini From Petite Messe Solennelle INTERMISSION 6 The Snow E. Elgar choir/violin duo/piano 7 Sleep E. Whitacre choir /piano 8 Fuge y Mysterio A. Piazzolla arr. J. Washburn, choir /piano 9 The Bird of Dawning Bob Chilcott a cappella choir 10 God Bless Wassail Stephen Hatfield choir/piano
Malaspina Choir and the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra present 10th Annual Sing Along Messiah @ St. Peter's Catholic Church, 301 Machleary St., Nanaimo
Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sing-along Messiahs are a tradition in many communities and Nanaimo is no exception. Our tenth annual performance is your opportunity to be a chorister with the Malaspina Choir as we sing Handel’s transcendent Messiah under the direction of Lionel Tanod. The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra provides the accompaniment with Jenny Vincent on continuo and Hugh Middleton on trumpet. Our soloists are Rebecca Collett, soprano; Julia Morgan, alto; Nolan Kehler, tenor; and Michael MacKinnon, bass. Exalt the glory of the Lord, tell good tidings to Zion, behold the Lamb of God, sing Hallelujah. And if you’re not a singer? You will enjoy being surrounded by this incomparable music and hearing the trumpet sound! Please note our new performance time and venue. This year we will be fundraising at the performance for our 50th Anniversary legacy project to support the arts in Nanaimo. Scores for Messiah will be available for purchase at the door.