EnChor – Saturday April 14, 2018

Saturday April 14, 2018 7:30 pm

EnChor choir is known for its beautiful blend of voices and great spirit; radiating joy and resonating an enduring artistic passion.

EnChor was formed in the summer of 2007 by the late Dr. Diane Loomer to encourage “senior singers” to continue to use their talents, sharpen their brains and “keep them off the streets on Friday mornings.” EnChor succeeded beyond her dreams. Within three years their reputation earned them an invitation to Podium 2010, the biennial gathering of Canada’s leading choral conductors, and entrée to the renowned invitation-only international choral festival, Festival 500 Sharing the Voices 2011 in St. John’s Newfoundland. EnChor was the core choir at the BC Choral Federation’s Chorfest May 2014. They performed for the first time at Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach in July 2014 and appear annually with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Artistic Director, Gerald van Wyck, is well known in the Canadian choral community for his work with singers of all ages.  His innate musical talent, versatility and tireless energy are shared at Vancouver Community College, where he lectures in Music History, teaches Choral and Orchestral Conducting, and works with the Madrigal Singers, as well as at West Vancouver United Church where he has been Minister of Music for 28 years. He is also the founder of the Pacific Spirit family of choirs on the North Shore. For over 13 years Gerald was Music Director of the British Columbia Boys Choir, with whom he toured and recorded extensively. Recently he has served as Assistant Conductor to Lion’s Gate Sinfonia Orchestra, and the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, and for five years was conductor of the Vancouver Island Opera Association. enchor.ca

The warm-up act for this concert will be performed by pianist Jennika Bobryk. Jennika is a grade 10 student at Kalamalka Secondary, currently working on her Grade 9 RCM for piano. Her love for music started at a very early age with Kindermusik as an infant, followed by Piano Pathways (both with teacher Pat Metcalfe at VCMS), and private lessons with her incredible teacher Karen Rempel at VCMS. One of her many achievements is winning the top piano award at the Vernon Teacher’s Music Festival for 6 consecutive years as well as achieving First Class Honours with Distinction for the past 5 years of RCM piano exams.

Concert Program:

Songs of Life
Sandy Scofield Song of Life
 Ludovico da Viadana Exsultate Justi
 Ola Gjeilo Ubi Caritas
 Camille Saint-Saëns Ave Maria
 Giacomo Puccini Gloria (from Messa di Gloria)
Life in Canada I
 Tamarack Frobisher Bay
 Jason Nett Memories of English
France Levasseur-Ouimet arr. Alan Bevan Parlez-moi
The Circle of Life
 Don Macdonald The Piano
 Susan LaBarr Blessing in the Leaving
 J. D. Martin & Jan Garrett, arr. Larry Nickel No Complaints Whatsoever
 Ron Smail Naughty Lady of Shady Lane
Life in Canada II
 arr. Mark Sirett  Un Canadien Errant
 Lionel Daunais  Le Pont Mirabeau
 Brian Tate  Emily Carr Suite
 Paul Halley  Song for Canada

Click on the image/link below to view a short video of EnChor choir.

Adults – $40  Under 18 – $20
Students on the 8to12 program – $5

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3800-34th Street, Vernon
All concerts are held in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.