Concerts History

December 12, 1999
Knox United Church
Soloists: Rachel Hop, Betty Hicks, Timothy Morrison, Bill Woodward.
Child in a Manger, arr. John Rutter.
Wexford Carol, arr. Dale Warland
I Saw Three Ships, arr. Diane Loomer
Celtic Mass For the Sea, Scott Macmillan

April 2, 1999
Jack Singer Hall
Soloists: Henriette Schellenberg, Allan Monk, With the Calgary Chamber Ensemble.
A German Requiem, by Johannes Brahms.

December 12 and 13, 1998
“Fanfares and Carols for Chorus and Brass” Festival Chorus, Foothills Brass, Margaret Newman, piano
Gloria, Harry Somers
Noël canadien, Cable
Silent Night, arr. Frakenpohl
Il est né, le divin enfant, arr. Calvert
Quem vidistis pastores?, Poulenc
Heilg (Holy, Holy, Holy), mendelssohn
Christmas Canata, pinkham
Angels we Have Heard on High, arr, Snell
March from the Nutcracker Suite, Tckaikovsky
The Holly and the Ivy, arr. Iveson
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, arr. Frakenpohl
Pridite, Poklonimsya, Rachmaninoff
Corpus Christ Carol, Kverno
God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen, arr Vaughan Williams
The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy, arr. Hatfield
A Visit from St. Nicholas, Swingle
Up on the Roof Top, Cable

November 7, 1998
“Ovation and Tribute” The Chorus’ 40th Anniversary concert. With Directors past and present: John Searchfield, Brian Trevor and Mel Kirby. Accompanied by the Calgary Chamber Ensemble, Margaret Newman on organ.
O Canada, Lavallée
Gloria, Harry Somers
Te Deum, Gerald Bales
Serenade to Music, Ralph Vaughan Williams
“Mass from Four Centuries”
Kyrie eleison, Claudio Monteverdi
Gloria in excelsis Deo, J.S. Bach
Credo in unum Deum, Franz Joseph Haydn
Heilig, Felix Mendelssohn
Sanctus, Maurice Duruflé
Agnus Dei, Samuel Barber
Dona nobis pacem, J.S. Bach

May 23, 1998
Jubilee Auditorium
“One Earth, Many Voices” a joint concert with the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir.
Turn the World Around, Belafonte
I Have had Singing, Sametz
Sohran Bushi, Shimizu
St. John’s Song, Tormis
Domaredansen, Hallberg
I Love My Love, Holst
Juramento, Matamoros
J’Entends Le Moulin, Patriquin
Jasmine Flower, Tam
Thanks Be To Thee, Handel

April 10, 1998
Jack Singer Hall
Soloists: Nathalie Morais, John Tessier, Michel Ducharme. With the Calgary Chamber Ensemble.
Creation by Joseph Haydn.

December 13, 14, 1997
Knox United Church
“Welcome Yule!” With Foothills Brass annd Margaret Newman, organ. John Spittal, emcee.
Ding Dong Merrily on High, Woodward
Christmas Day, Holst
Hvalite imia Ghospodne, Rachmaninoff
Magnificat, Arvo Part
Gesu Bambino, Yon
In Dulci Jubilo, Praetorius
Rise Up Shepherds and Foller!, Parker
Welcome Yule, Parry
Riu, Riu, Chiu, Spanish villancico
We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Somers
Angels o’er the Fields Were Singing, Giangrante

May 3, 1997
Central United Church
“Psalms and Dances” Harpist: Tisha Murvihill, Percussionist: Tim Rawlings, Organist: Margaret Newman.
Choral Dances from Glorianna, Britten, Tenor: Jorge Aviles
Chichester Psalms, Bernstein
Two Hymns from Rig Veda, Holst
En Priere, Faure
Five Irish Folk Songs, arr. Shaw/Parker

March 28, 1997
Jack Singer Hall
With the Calgary Chamber Ensemble. Soloists: So-Yeon Kim, Katherine Ardo, Timothy Morrison, Val Sagert, Bill Woodward.
Israel in Egypt Handel.

December 16, 17, 1996
Knox United Church
“Make We Merry” With Foothills Brass and Margaret Newman, organist. Judy Hamill, emcee.
Exultate Justi in Domino, Perry
Medieval Carol, Owolabi
Dona Nobis Pacem, Bach
Bogoroditse Devo, Rachmaninoff
Huron Carol, arr. Snell
Shepherd’s Carol, Doolittle
La Virgin Lava Panales, Nin-CulMell
El Noi De La Mare, Villancico
Ding Dong Merrily on High, Rutter
I Saw Three Ships, Loomer
Jingle Bells, Willcocks
Deck the Halls, Holman

April 5, 1996
Jack Singer Hall
Accompanied by the Calgary Chamber Ensemble. Soloists: Patricia Hrynkiw, Elizabeth Haberl, Christopher Cock, George Evelyn.
Mass in B Minor, J. S. Bach.

December 16, 17, 1995
Knox United Church
“Fanfares and Carols” With Foothills Brass and Organist, Margaret Newman. Judy Hamill, emcee.
Gloria inn Excelsis Deo, Rutter
Hodie Christus Natus Est, Owolabi
Weihnachten, Mendelssohn
Verbum Caro Factum Est, Hassler
Ave Maris Stella, Kverno
Fanfares and Carols, Robertson
Ring a the News, Evans
Hodie Christus Natus Est, Pfautsch
Sing Lullaby, Howells
The Three Kings, Willan
The Holly and the Ivy, Britten
A Visit from St. Nicolas, Swingle
Up On The Rooftop, Cable

November 4, 1995
Grace Baptist Church
With Instrumental Ensemble. Soloists: Lyudmila Pildysh, Judith Lebane, Ernest Atkinson. Narrator: Grant Reddick.
King David by Arthur Honegger.

May 13, 1995
Knox United Church, Calgary
Program same as below.

May 6, 1995
Southminster United Church, Lethbridge
“Earth and the Spirit”. With the Renaissance Singers and Players.
Varen (Spring), Grieg
Three Choral Ballades, Stenhammer
Rakastava Op. 14, Sibelius
Alleluia, Thompson
I Have Had Singing, Sametz
Deep River, Clausen
Witness, Halloran
Magnificat, Arvo Part
Spem in Alium (a motet in 40 parts), Thomas Tallis

April 14, 1995
Jack Singer Hall
With the Calgary Chamber Ensemble. Soloists: John Martens, Val Sagert, Marilyn Zweifel, Elizabeth Haberl, Jorge Aviles, George Evelyn.
St. John Passion by J. S. Bach.

December 17, 1994
Knox United Church
“Gloria!” With Foothills Brass and organist, Margaret Newman.
Choral Fanfare for Christmas, Nelson
Hodie Christus Natus Est, Gabrieli
Four Motets for Christmas, Poulenc
Christmas Cantata, Pinkham
The Chanticleer’s Carol, Susa
Up On The Rooftop, arr. Cable
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

May 1, 1994
Jack Singer Hall
“Music of the Americas” With The Polyphonic Chorus of La Matanza, Argentina. Featuring Missa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez, Tenor: Jorge Aviles. Program of April 27 concert included.

April 27, 1994
Arden Theatre, St. Albert
“Music of the Americas” with Coro Polifonico de La Matanza.
Ave Verum Corpus, Saint-Saens
Ave Verum Corpus, Ramish
Song Me To Heaven, Gawthrop
Rise Up My Love My Fair One, Willan
Salish Song, Healey
Juramento, Matamoros Silva
Les Raftsmen, Henderson

February 25, 1994
Jack Singer Hall
Soloists: Lary Benson, Nelda Schulte, Sylvia Dyck, Michael Delos. With the Calgary Boys Choir and the Chamber Ensemble.
Joshua, G.F. Handel

November 20, 1993
the Cathedral
“Shakespeare Company” With the Festival String Orchestra. Mel Kirby, director. Harp: Maureen O’Sullivan, Piano: Pamela Workun, Oboe/Horn: Janice Illsey, Soprano: Dawn Johnson, Speaker: Michael Dobbin.
There Is Sweet Music, Chatman
Let Us Garlands Bring, Finzi
Love Shapes High Fantastical, Chatman
Fern Hill, Corigliano
Serenade to Music, R. Vaughan Williams

October 16, 1993
Christ Church
Bach Marathon. Cantata BWV 71, Gott ist mein Konig.

October 10, 1993.
Jack Singer Hall
Hymn Sing Organ Festival with the CPO Chorus.

May 1, 1993
the Cathedral
“Serenades Mysteries” Mel Kirby, director. Soloists: Dawn Johnson, Jorge Aviles. Horns: William Hopson, Laurie Matiation. Harpist: Julia Shaw.
Four Songs for Women’s Chorus, Brahms
The Parting Glass (men) arr. Parker
Serenade (men) Schubert
Soldiers Song, Bernstein
Tafellied, Brahms
The Mystic Trumpeter, Dello-Joio
Four Irish Folk Songs, arr. Parker

February 27, 1993
Knox United Church
With the Calgary Chamber Ensemble. Mel Kirby, director. Soprano: Linda Perillo, Terence Fullerton, organ.
Psalm 112, Laudate Pueri Dominum, Handel
Magnificat, John Rutter. (Calgary premiere)

December 12, 1992
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
“Songs of the Season” With Ad Libitum. Mel Kirby, director. Margaret Newman, organist.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Garner
O Magnum Mysterium, Ned Rorem
The Holly and the Ivy, Britten
O Leave Your Sheep, arr. Leighton
Good King Wenceslas, arr. Williamson
O Magnum Mysterium, Gabrieli
The Chanticleer’s Carol, Susa
Menorah, Menorah, Silver
Pitakht, Cohon
Hanerot, Halalu, Cohon
We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Somers

November 7, 1992
Knox United Church
Celebrating the Rossini Bicentennial. Mel Kirby, director. Soloists: Lyudmila Pildysh, Sylvia Dyck, Lary Benson, Val Sagert. Pianists: Pam Workun, Patricia Jewell. Harmonium: Jamie Syer.
Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini.

October 11, 1992
Jack Singer Hall
International Hymn Sing with the CPO Chorus.

May 23, 1992
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
“Celebrating Canada’s 125th Birthday” In concert with the Calgary Brass Quintet. Mel Kirby, director.
Oh Canada, Lavalee
Rise Up My Love, Healy Willan
I Beheld He Beautiful As a Dove, Willan
Behold the Tabernacle of God, Willan
Gloria Deo Per Immensa Saecula
Hallelujah, Handel
Feller From Fortune, Somers
Un canadien errant Howard Cable
C’est la petit’ fille du prince, Poulenc
Dans tous les cantons
Margoton va t’a l’iau

April 10, 11, 1992
Some members of Festival Chorus joined the choir of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Brian Trevor.

February 29, 1992
Knox United Church
“Hearts, Hands Voices” Accompanied by the Calgary Chamber Ensemble and Organist: Terence Fullerton. Mel Kirby, director.
Cantata #192 Nun danket alle Gott, J. S. Bach
The King Shall Rejoice (Coronation Anthem) G. F. Handel
Requiem, Op. 9, M. Durufle

December 1991
Jack Singer Hall
With the Canadian Brass in conjunction with CentreStage and Vocal Arts Calgary.
Its a Wonderful World, arr. Cable
Coventry Carol, arr. McNeff
The Twelve Days of Christmas
I Saw Three Ships
Twas the Night Before Christmas
O Come All Ye Faithful
Angels we Have Heard on High Swingle

November 3, 1991
University Theatre
Conducted by Janos Horvath, with the University of Calgary Chamber Choir and the Calgary Civic Orchestra. Mel Kirby, director. Soloists: Angela Dowling, Delores Krentz, Jorge Aviles, Donald Bell.
Te Deum by Bruckner.

October 13, 1991
Jack Singer Hall
“In Concert with Each Other” a festival of hymn singing together with the CPO Chorus.

August 11, 1991
Budavari Te Deum, Kodaly. Mel Kirby, director. Some members of Festival Chorus became the core of the choir at the International Kodaly Symposium.

May 25, 1991
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
“A Little Light Music” With the Calgary Brass Quintet and organist, Mel Kirby.
Agnus Dei, Leavitt
Quando Corpus Morietur, Rossini
Beati Quorum Via, Stanford
Make Thou in Me God, Brahms
Liebeslieder Walzer, Brahms
Italian Salad, Genee (Donald Bell, baritone)

March 22, 1991
St. Mary’s Cathedral
With the University of Calgary Chamber Choir and the Chamber Orchestra of Calgary. Brian Trevor, director. Soloists: Elizabeth Neufeld, Rosemarie Vanderhooft, Byron Wright, Clayton Brainerd.
Bach’s Mass in B Minor.

December 1, 2, 1990
Jack Singer Hall
“Christmas Festival” with the Youth Singers of Calgary and Orchestra. Brian Trevor, director. Special Guest: W. O. Mitchell.
Wolcum Yole, Britten
See Amid the Winters Snow, Willcocks
Glory to God, Bach
Shepherds Farewell, Berlioz
Sir Christmas, Mathias
Festival Magnificat, Pinkham
Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind, Rutter
Noel C’est L’amour, Bellfeville
Star Carol, Rutter
Deck the Halls, arr. Harris

October 7, 1990
Jack Singer Hall
Calgary Organ Festival Hymn Sing, with the CPO Chorus.

May 26, 1990
Cathedral Church of thhe Redeemer
“Sounds of Caring” a benefit concert for the World Job and Food Bank. Brian Trevor, director. With the Calgary Brass Quintet. Accompanist: Mel Kirby.
Nun Danket Alle Gott, Pachebel
Out of the Deep, John Rutter
The Lord is my Shepherd, John Rutter
O Be Joyful in the Lord, Vaughan Williams
O Clap Your Hands, Vaughan Williams
Four Folk Songs, Brahms
I Love My Love, Holst
Oklahoma, Rodgers Hammerstein

April 1, 1990
Jack Singer Hall
Festival Chorus 30th Anniversary Celebration. With the Youth Singers of Calgary, the Chamber Orchestra of Calgary. Brian Trevor, director. A dedication to Sylvia Slatkovsky. A premiere performance of the Requiem by Peter Berring, co-commissioned by Festival Chorus.
Requiem, Peter Berring. Soprano: Patricia Trevor
Zadok the Priest, Handel
Ave Verum, Mozart
Te Deum for Maria Theresa, Haydn

February 12, 1990
Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alberta
Brian Trevor, director. Soloists: Val Sagert, Brian McIntosh, Sylvia Dyck, Lary Benson, Patricia Trevor. With Orchestra.
Israel in Egypt by Handel.


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