Chronos presents: Inward ~ Onward

Grateful for 10 years of singing; presenting Chosen Family

This performance will be the focal point of our anniversary celebrations, held ten years to the week after Chronos Vocal Ensemble’s first “full concert” in January 2014 at the Cathedral. We celebrate the history and nascent traditions built by the choir, while looking to the future.

We look forward to welcoming special guest singers from the choir’s past to the stage, in a performance including the world premiere of a major commission from composer Stuart Beatch, entitled Chosen Family. Marking ten years since the first full concert by Chronos Vocal Ensemble, this event is a grateful celebration,  a coming together of community, and a forward-looking launch into the next ten years!

The program includes unaccompanied sacred repertoire, mostly first performed by the choir in its first two seasons, along with new Canadian repertoire explored in subsequent years. Much of this music was significant in the choir’s development, and several pieces are found on our recorded albums.

The featured piece (world premiere) is Stuart Beatch’s “Chosen Family”, a four-movement work commissioned by Chronos this season, setting poetry by the Victoria-based poet John Barton, memorializing important individuals and relationships in the poet’s life in language that is both deeply personal and highly resonant. We are grateful to the SOCAN Foundation who provided funding support for this commission.

We look forward to welcoming many singers from the choir’s history to join us on stage for portions of the program, doubling the size of the choir… the grand finale of this concert will be one to be remembered!

With music of Kathleen Allan, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicholas Ryan Kelly, Peter-Anthony Togni, Eriks Esenvalds, JS Bach, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Messaien and more.

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The Program

Laudibus in Sanctis Dominum – Byrd
Bogoroditse Devo – Rachmaninoff
O Sacrum Convivium! – Messiaen
Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen – Mendelssohn

Psaume 98 – Peter-Anthony Togni
The Frost – Kathleen Allan
One Black Spike – Jocelyn Morlock
Little Bells – Nicholas Ryan Kelly
Only in Sleep – Ēriks Ešenvalds

Chosen Family – Stuart Beach (World Premiere)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied – J.S. Bach (selections)
Seek him that maketh the seven stars – Jonathan Dove
Ring Out, Wild Bells – Jonathan Dove

with Jeremy Spurgeon, piano and organ

and Kim Cousineau, piano

featuring Elle Lyrette and Tegan Hryciw, soloists

Inward Outward Program Page
Click to view the full program booklet

The Venue

All Saints’ Anglican Church

10035 103 St NW

Edmonton AB T5J 0X5