UBC School of Music

University Singers & UBC Choral Union

Thu Oct 20 2011 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Presented by the UBC School of Music

Dr. Graeme Langager, chorus master

University Singers and UBC Choral Union

Lily & Thorn – Joy & pain, love & loss, life & death


Part I.

David Azura: Ave Virgo sanctissima

Felix Mendelssohn: Mitten wir im Leben sind

Traditional Irish melody (arr. David Mooney): S I Do Mhaimeo

Jean L’Heritier : Nigra sum sed formosa

Ivo Antognini: I am the Rose of Sharon

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (arr. rejean Marois): Melancholia

Part II.

Johannes Brahms: Ziguenerlieder (selections from)
with Dr. Terence Dawson, piano

Jason Saunders: La Otra
with Dr. Terence Dawson, piano; Eric Wilson, cello; Simone McIntosh, soprano


Part III.

Tomas Luis de Victoria: O Quam Gloriosam
Carrie Tennant, graduate student conductor

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sanctus (from Mass in B Minor)
Risa Takahashi, graduate student conductor
Christina Cichos, Bahareh Poureslami, Rachel Stewart, Ashley Wright, Haitham Haidar, Jake Gramit, soloists

Eric Whitacre: Seal Lullaby

University Singers

A choir of approximately 40 mixed voices, this ensemble performs major works of the choral repertoire appropriate to its size. Winner of several awards, including the C.B.C. National Choral Competition and the B.B.C. International Choral Competition, the choir usually tours British Columbia and occasionally further afield, including European tours.

Choral Union

U.B.C.’s largest choir, approximately 150 voices, presents concerts of major choral literature from the 16th through the 20th centuries, including the premieres of compositions by student, alumnus and faculty composers. The choir also combines forces with the University Singers and Symphony Orchestra to perform works from the oratorio repertoire.

Thu Oct 20 2011 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall