Concert Season 2022-2023

Genius of Gordon Lightfoot… Canadian Legend
Sunday, 27 November 2022, 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Edmonton
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus
In collaboration with Cypress Choral Music

… World’s FIRST choral concert entirely devoted to the music of Gordon Lightfoot

Alberta Bound, arr. Larry Nickel
Canadian Railroad Trilogy, arr. Larry Nickel
Carefree Highway, arr. Erica Phare-Bergh
Circle of Steel, arr. Larry Nickel
Cotton Jenny, arr. Mark Sirett
In the Early Mornin’ Rain, arr. Mark Sirett
Pussy Willows, Cat-tails, arr. Larry Nickel
Rainy Day People, arr. Erica Phare-Bergh
Song for a Winter’s Night, arr. Robin Salkeld

Graham Fast, Conductor
Remi Do, piano
Rhonda Lynn, fiddle; Kevin Smith & Linda Boire, guitar; Thom Golub, double bass
Vocal Coaches: Debbie Epp, Mireille Rijavec, Christian Maxfield, Josiah Maxfield
David Garber, Artistic Director


Allan Bevan – Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode
Thursday, 27 March 2023, 7:30 pm
Francis Winspear Centre for Music, Edmonton
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus, Robertson Wesley United Church Choir, Ariose Women’s Choir

Robertson-Wesley Ringers, Nova Bells
In collaboration with Robertson Wesley Music Foundation

… Performance of Allan Bevan’s masterful “Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode” for actor, soprano soloist, chorus, organ, orchestra

Dr. Richard Sparks, Conductor
Dr. Allan Bevan, Rehearsal Conductor
Remi Do, Rehearsal Accompanist
Timothy J. Anderson, actor
Jolaine Kerley, soprano
Dr. Allan Bevan, organ
Chamber Orchestra
Vocal Coaches: Debbie Epp, Mireille Rijavec, Christian Maxfield, Graham Fast
David Garber & Dr. Allan Bevan, Co-artistic Directors


Ibero-Americano… South American Renaissance & Baroque
Sunday, 11 June 2023, 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus
In collaboration with Nueva Convivencia

… The unique, vibrant sounds of South American renaissance and baroque, influenced by Indigenous rhythms and dances, and performed on period-instruments.

David Garber, Conductor
Renee Perez, Leader, Nueva Convivencia
Remi Do, Rehearsal Accompanist
Soloists & Vocal Coaches: Debbie Epp, Mireille Rijavec, Christian Maxfield, Graham Fast

Renee Perez, theorbo/archlute/baroque guitar
Stephanie Wong, baroque oboe/harpsichord/shawm
Roger Weir, baroque percussion
Valentina Benvenuti, baroque guitar
Ryan Hoffman, cello
Svitlana Remniakova, baroque violin
Sebastian Perez, visual artist / projectionist
David Garber & Renee Perez, Co-artistic Directors

La Bomba – Mateo Flecha el Viejo (b. 1481, Spain; d. 1553, Spain)
¡Ay Andar, a Tocar, a Cantar, a Bailar! – Juan de Araujo (b. 1646, Spain; d. 1712, Bolivia)
Un sarao de la chacona – Juan Arañés (b. ?, Spain; d. 1649, ?)

Hanacpachap Cussicuinin – Juan Pérez de Bocanegra (b. 1598, ?; d. 1645, Peru)
Lanchas Para Baila – Códice Martínez Compañón (published ca 1782, Peru)
A este Sol peregrino – Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco Sánchez (b. 1644, Spain; d. 1728, Peru)
Fuera, Fuera! Haganles Lugar! – Roque Jacinto Chavarría (b. 1688, Bolivia; d. 1719, Bolivia)
Cachua Serranita – Códice Martínez Compañón (published ca 1782, Peru)



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