Event Archive - MAGNIFICAT: Amabilis Singers, Ramona Luengen (Artistic Director), Erin Sutton (soprano), Lin Kim (organist), Andrea Siradze (violinist and string ensemble leader), Ingrid Verseveldt (Pianist)
Sat. February 29th 2020 @ New Westminster Christian Reformed Church Burnaby BC (All Ages)
8:00 pm - 10:00 doors at 7:00 pm
Adults: $25; Sec School Students: $15; Children under 12: free.
Tickets at: at the door, From Choir Members
Amabilis is thrilled to present Magnificat by the young Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen. The Magnificat, also known as the Canticle of Mary, is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke and has been a source of inspiration for countless composers over the eras, including Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner and Penderecki.
Kim Arnesen’s setting was conceived as a prayer for the sick and the poor, out of hope for those who struggle, and as a musical reflection of Mary, who herself was poor and of humble means. Scored for choir, soprano solo, strings, piano and organ, this seven-movement forty-minute work is a remarkable, heartfelt journey supported by beautiful melodic writing, radiant harmonies and exquisite tenderness.
Rounding out the programme will be the stunning new work by Dan Forrest, The Sun Never Says, Martin Sedek’s intimate I Sing of a Maiden and Pärt Uusberg’s glorious Ave Maria.
Please note: This concert will be sung without intermission.
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Amabilis Singers (Choral)
Amabilis Singers are a mixed choir of 60-70 members, performing in locations around the Lower Mainland and occasionally throughout B.C. We sing a variety of repertoire, everything from the Brahms Requiem to folksongs. As a self-supporting community choir our aim is to foster and promote the love of choral music, singing, and performance, primarily ... more info
As a composer, Ramona Luengen is privileged to have had her works performed and recorded in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Her music has been broadcast on CBC, BBC, WDR (Germany), and the national radio stations of Denmark, Hungary, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Spain. Luengen’s Piano Concerto was premièred by Jane Coop ... more info