Past Concerts 2009-10

December 7, 2009 – Vespers and Carols

(A joint concert with Harmonia Choir)

Directed by Marg Stubington & Kurt Ala-Kantti

Guest Musician: Tom Annand, organ

Three selections celebrating Mendelssohn’s 200th birthday (Mendelssohn):

  • Im Advent
  • How Lovely are the Messengers
  • Weihnachten

Vespers, K339 (Mozart)

Soloists:

  • Martha Coulthart (Soprano)
  • Anita Netherton (Alto)
  • Emile Pelletier (Tenor)
  • Brian Carroll (Bass)

Deck the Halls (arr. Derek Holman)

Harmonia Choir of Ottawa

  • Ave Maria (R. Nathaniel Dett)
  • Ring the Bells in Jubilee (James Wright)

Musica Viva Singers

  • Christmas Lullaby (John Rutter)
  • Jabula Jesu (arr. Stephen Hatfield)

Combined choirs

  • Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (arr. Stephen Hatfield)
  • Auld Lang Syne (arr. Mark Sirett)

May 10, 2010 – Choose Something Like a Star

Directed by Marg Stubington

Guest Musicians:

  • Angela Blackwell, clarinet
  • Nick Rodgerson, piano

The following selections are from Frostiana, text: Robert Frost; music: Randall Thompson

  • The Road Not Taken
  • A Girl’s Garden
  • Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
  • Choose Something Like a Star
  • Ching-A-Ring-Chaw (Aaron Copland)
  • At the River (Hymn tune)
  • Twilight from the Hall of Mirrors (Mark Carlson), Angela Blackwell, clarinet
  • Ezekiel Saw de Wheel (arr. J. David Moore)
  • Ride the Chariot (arr. William Henry Smith), Leslie Cass & Anna Lehn, sopranos
  • Shenandoah (arr. James Erb)
  • Down By the Riverside (arr. John Rutter), Angela Blackwell, clarinet
  • From This Hour, Freedom ! (music: Stephen Smith, text: Walt Whitman)
  • Sure On This Shining Night (music: Morten Lauridsen, text: James Agee)
  • Promenade (Walking the Dog) (George Gershwin, arr. Anthony Wakefield), Angela Blackwell, clarinet
  • Tico Tico (Na Fuba) (Zequinha Abreu, arr. Van Der Veen), Angela Blackwell, clarinet
  • Caffeine Blues (Ruth Huber)
  • Leslie Cass, Janet Davies, Anna Lehn, Barb Popel, Leslie Brown, Colleen Clark, Jean Cooper, Gaby Kumpat, Victoria Steele, Erica Usher, Stephanie Webb, Caren Weinstein
  • More I Cannot Wish You (Frank Loesser, arr. Phil Mattson), Rita Finnigan, soprano
  • I Love a Piano (Irving Berlin, arr. Philip Kern), Nick Rodgerson, guest pianist