May 1, 2022
7:30 pm
St Andrew's United Church

Bridges features new music from Andrew Balfour, Marie-Claire Saindon and Nicholas Ryan Kelly.

Our title points at bringing people together, connecting disparate things, and overcoming divides. 

Included are three commission premieres, each a setting of contemporary poetry. This performance will also feature our 2021 Composition Competition winner, Edward Enman’s All the love that lies beneath, from a trilogy of pieces inspired by lullabies sung to the composer’s daughter.

The program features a total of three pieces by Andrew Balfour. You may have heard his Vision Chant already earlier in our season; we will also perform his striking Anthem for a doomed youth on a WWI poem by Wilfred Owen, and the premiere of Gaze upon the trees on a text by elder, writer and activist Dr. Duke Redbird.

This powerful concert’s themes include empathy and understanding, prayer (especially in a time of pain or war), and shared humanity. 

Both Andrew Balfour and Nicholas Ryan Kelly are joining us for the concert and pre-concert talk (7 PM, doors at 6:45).


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April 30 Update: Any tickets not sold in advance will now be available at the door for this performance! Box office will open at 6:30 PM at St. Andrew’s United Church on May 1.

Or plan to join us online!

Please note that distanced seating will not be available for this ticket purchase, and that audience members are expected to adhere to Chronos Vocal Ensemble’s COVID-19 policies.

All advance ticket orders for Bridges will be available for pickup at Will Call.