The final audition concert presents Erick Lichte, whom Vancouverites know as the Artistic Director of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir. His mostly contemporary and international repertoire will include John Tavener’s Village Wedding, David Lang’s manifesto, Eric Whitacre’s A Boy and a Girl and more music by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Zachary Wadsworth, Roberto Caamaño, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Eleanor Daley, Jennifer Higdon, Steven Sametz, Felix Mendelssohn and George Gershwin.
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As a founding member, singer and Artistic Director of the male vocal ensemble Cantus, Lichte created and sustained one of only two full-time vocal ensembles in the United States. His work with Cantus garnered the 2009 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the highest honour from the choral organization Chorus America. In January of 2013 he began his tenure as Artistic Director of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir in Vancouver, BC. Since his arrival, Chor Leoni has grown into one of the busiest and most popular amateur choirs in North America, presenting over 25 concerts a year to over 18,000 patrons. Lichte is a published composer and arranger, especially known for his writing in the theatrical work All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 which has annually toured North America for the past decade. He also currently serves as the Chancel Choir Director at First United Methodist Church in Portland, OR.
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Einojuhani Rautavaara • Kyrie (from Missa a cappella)
Zachary Wadsworth • Beati quorum remissae
Felix Mendelssohn • Psalm 22
Roberto Caamaño • Psalm 114
Ēriks Ešenvalds • A Drop in the Ocean
Eleanor Daley • Set me as a seal
David Lang • manifesto
John Tavener • Village Wedding
Jennifer Higdon • A Quiet Moment
Eric Whitacre • A Boy and a Girl
Steven Sametz • Not an End of Loving
George Gershwin • Love is Here to Stay (arr. Darmon Meader)