Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May 2: VCC, "Songs Of Faith And Home"

Wes Janzen Conducts

Vancouver Chamber Choir
Ay-Laung Wang, Organist
Wes Janzen, Guest Conductor

8pm Friday, May 2, 2008
Ryerson United Church

The Vancouver Chamber Choir and Artistic Director Jon Washburn present SONGS OF FAITH AND HOME Wes Janzen Conducts at 8pm Friday, May 2 at Ryerson United Church (2195 West 45th Avenue at Yew Street in Vancouver). The Choir’s frequent colleague, Dr. Wes Janzen (Director of Choral Activities at Trinity Western University) guest conducts in this final concert of the season, with organist Ay-Laung Wang.

SONGS OF FAITH AND HOME is a programme of marvellous music by choral masters Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, John Rutter, Charles Villiers Stanford and others. A perfect way to close the choral season!

Wes Janzen has been Director of Choral Activities at Trinity Western University (TWU) since 1981. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and Co-Artistic Director (with his wife Kimberley) of the award winning Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir. He has studied with Eric Ericson in Sweden and served on juries for numerous international choir competitions. Choirs under his direction have frequently appeared at the invitation of the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Ay-Laung Wang is an active recitalist whose superb musicianship, excellent technique, and great personal charm make her a favourite with audiences wherever she performs. She graduated from TWU and excelled in piano and conducting studies. She continued her studies at UBC and received a Masters of Music with top standing in organ performance.

Tickets to SONGS OF FAITH AND HOME are $21.25 - $23.75 and are available at Ticketmaster. Rush tickets are available for $10 one hour before the concert for youth under 26 and students (valid ID required for both). Tickets may be purchased at or by phoning 604-280-3311.

The Vancouver Chamber Choir appreciates the support of London Drugs and the Vancouver Sun.

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