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Festival Concerts

Sunday, July 18, 2010, 20:00 Wolff organ, Christ Church Cathedral
David Palmer
Christ Church Cathedral
David Palmer (Windsor ON)
Professor of Music, University of Windsor
Alan Matheson (Vancouver BC), flügelhorn
Cathedral Strings, conducted by Michael Gormley
Commissioned work for Flügelhorn and Organ
Tickets: $30/$25
  • Suite for Organ (Based on Taiwanese Folk Songs), Pei-lun Vicky Chang (b. 1966)
  • Fantasy for Solo Organ, Wang An-Ming (b. 1929)
  • Reflection and Promenade, Chan Ka Nin (b. 1949)
  • Gothic Toccata, Graeme Koehne (b. 1956)
  • Confluence (world premiere) for Organ and Flügelhorn, Alan Matheson (b. 1959)
  • Organ Concerto in G Minor, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Monday, July 19, 2010, 13:30
Philippe Bélanger
Philippe Bélanger (Montréal QC)
Titular organist, St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal
M. Bélanger had suffered an injury and was unable to perform.
Dan Miller
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Dan Miller (Hillsboro OR)
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bethel Congregational Church, Beaverton OR
Tickets: $25/$20
Mr. Miller, who played the inaugural concert on St. Andrew's new console in 2005, agreed to play instead of M. Bélanger.
  • Fanfare, John Cook (1918-1984)
  • Fantasia and Fugue in g (BWV 542), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Benedictus, Alec Rowley (1892-1958)
  • Sonata No. 3 in a, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • The Original Rag, Scott Joplin (1867-1918), tr. Dan Miller
  • Adagia for Strings, Samuel Barber (1910-1981), tr. Wm. Strickland
  • Pageant, Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
Monday, July 19, 2010, 20:00
Paul Jacobs, New York
Church of St. John the Divine
Paul Jacobs (New York NY)
Chairman of the Organ Department, The Juilliard School
Tickets: $25/$20
  • Sonata in D minor, Op. 60, Max Reger (1873-1916)
  • Prelude in F Minor, Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
  • Finale, Op. 21, César Franck (1822-1890)
  • Fantasy and Fugue on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam", Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Tuesday July 20, 2010, 13:00
Linden Singers of Victoria
First Metropolitan United Church
The Linden Singers of Victoria conducted by Dr. Garry Froese
Commissioned work for choir using poetry of Chief Dan George
Tickets: $25/$20
Canadian First Nations Songs
  • Salish Song (from Six Canadian Folk Songs), arr. Derek Healey (b. 1936)
  • Innoria (from Six Songs of Early Canada), trad. Huron, arr. Donald Patriquin (b. 1938)
  • Skidegate Love Song, trad. Haida, arr. Stephen Chatman (b. 1950)
  • The Earth Waits for Me (commissioned), Larry Nickel (b. 1952), poetry of Dan George (1899 - 1981)
Canadian Art Music
  • Agneau de Dieu (Lamb of God), Rupert Lang (b. 1948)
  • Remember, Stephen Chatman (b. 1950), words by Christina Rossetti
African Conflicts
  • Spirit of the Child, Rupert Lang (b. 1948)
  • Freedom Trilogy, Paul Halley (b. 1952)
Canadian Folk Songs
  • All Around the Circle (A Canadian Folk Song Suite), arr. John Greer (b. 1954)
Tuesday July 20, 2010, 20:00
Tong-Soon Kwak, Seoul
Christ Church Cathedral
Tong-Soon Kwak (Seoul, Korea)
Chairman of the Church Music Department, Yonsei University
Tickets: $25/$20
  • Toccata in F, BuxWV 156, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
  • Skizzen für den Pedalflügel, Op.58, Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Zen (Oriental Meditation), Young -Jo Lee (b. 1943)
  • Toccata, Cheong Mook Kim (b. 1946)
  • Scherzo, Spielende Faunen, Dezso d'Antalffy Zsiross (1885-1945)
  • Fantasie-Improvisation sur l'Ave maris stella, Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Andante sostenuto (from Symphonie Gothique, Op.70), Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
  • Choral III en la mineur, César Franck (1822-1890)

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Admission to these concerts was included in convention registration.