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THE CHRISTMAS STORY • Carols & Readings of the Season

Ryerson United Church
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
8:00 p.m. Friday, 16th December 2016

British Columbia Girls Choir
Fiona Blackburn, conductor
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Kevin Zakresky, conductor

PLEASE NOTE: Advance ticket sales have ended. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door only, beginning at 7:00pm.

Christmas time is carol time, too. The Christmas spirit can be expressed in so many ways: gently, robustly, ceremonially, intimately, poetically, grandly, angelically, rustically, liturgically or by the simplest song or phrase. Kevin Zakresky leads the Vancouver Chamber Choir in a banquet of seasonal music, with a cameo appearance from Fiona Blackburn and the British Columbia Girls Choir. There's Renaissance Christmas music by Palestrina, de Rore, Lassus and Willaert; a French touch from Francis Poulenc; and many familiar carols from your favourite composers and arrangers — all telling the most beloved story of the ages!

Peter Wilhousky (arr.) - Carol of the Bells
Stephen Smith (arr.) - Yorkshire Wassail
Stephen Chatman - A Christmas Lullaby
Stephen Hatfield (arr.) - The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - O magnum mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Quem vidistis pastores dicite
Orlando di Lasso - Videntes stellam
Luca Marenzio - Hodie Christus natus est
Francis Poulenc - Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Jon Washburn (arr.) - The Sparrow's Christmas (Varpunen jouluaamuna)
Stephen Smith (arr.) - Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
Jean Coulthard - Polish Lullaby
Stephen Chatman (arr.) - Angels we have heard on high
Healey Willan - The Three Kings
Elmer Iseler (arr.) - Away in a manger
Kevin Zakresky - Hark how all the Welkin rings (*premiere)


Ryerson United Church

2205 W. 45th Ave (at Yew St.)
British Columbia, Canada

Ryerson is a beautiful church in the heart of Kerrisdale with warm ambiance and excellent acoustics.

Parking is on the street around the church. It's free, but please respect permit only signs. The church is a two block walk from W. Boulevard and the Arbutus bus line.

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