DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “There Will Be Rest”

I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “There Will Be Rest.”

This was the last concert of their 20th anniversary season, and they welcomed back 35 alumni to sing 4 pieces with them — I was part of this alumni choir.

Here’s the program:

  • Timothy Corlis – Still
  • Stephanie Martin – They will pass through the land *
  • Arvo Pärt – Beatitudes *
  • Leonard Enns – There is a river *
  • Jonathan Harvey – Thou mastering me God *
  • Imant Raminsh – Come, my light
  • Douglas Price – Laughter & Light
    • winner of the NewWorks competition, premiere
  • Samuel Barber – Agnus Dei +
  • Frank Ticheli – There Will Be Rest +
  • Eriks Esenvalds – Stars +
  • Viktor Kalinnikov – Lord now lettest +

*Some pieces were accompanied by Mark McDowell on organ.

+The alumni choir joined with DaCapo on these pieces.

The choir is, as always, conducted by Leonard Enns. He says: “Our May concert reflects aspirations that have attracted refugees to settle in Canada, while also acknowledging violence and tragedy that have driven them from their homeland.”

I previously discussed their concert “Following the Moonroad.”

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