The choral concert will feature the Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir's award-winning sound, with songs about creation and faith such as Eric Thiman's The Path to the Moon and Sebastian Temple's Make Me a Channel of Your Peace.
Trinity Western University Choirs will perform time-honoured favourites including, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Beethoven's Alleluia; Holst's Psalm 148 and Britten's Festival Te Deum. TWU Chamber Singers will present Monteverdi's Beatus Vir, a piece that will showcase the spectacular acoustics of the Chan Centre.
The crown jewel of the concert will be a selection of organ solos, played by Ay Laung Wang on a beautiful and powerful organ installed by Carillon Music especially for the concert. Bach's most famous organ solo, Toccata and Fugue in D minor will be a must hear for Lower Mainland music lovers.
The choral concert at the Chan Centre not only showcases the TWU family of Choirs and Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir, but also three remarkable Trinity Western University graduates; Kimberley Janzen (91), Ay Laung Wang (92) and Carmen Fast (07).
Kim Janzen is Co-Artistic Director of Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir, a member of the music faculty of TWU and serves as worship leader to Missions Fest Vancouver. Ay Laung Wang is also a TWU faculty member serving as the Assistant Conductor of the TWU Choirs and the organist for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as well as a free-lance musician. Carmen Fast is an Assistant Conductor and Accompanist to the Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir and a TWU faculty member serving as accompanist to the TWU Choirs.
Wes Janzen, TWU Director of Choral Activities and Artistic Director for Acoustic Splendor comments, "I am very proud of many TWU Choir graduates who excelled as TWU students and then established solid careers in music."
Acoustic Splendor takes place on Sunday April 6 at 2:30 pm at the Chan Centre. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.
Event at a Glance
What: Trinity Western University Choirs, organist Ay Laung Wang and Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir perform Acoustic Splendor
Where: The Chan Centre (Chan Shun Concert Hall) - University of British Columbia
When: Sunday, April 6, 2008. Concert begins at 2:30pm
Cost: $17.00 through Ticketmaster
Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology and leadership, and offers interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Biblical Studies, Biotechnology and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.
Last Updated: 2008-03-26