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Salish May 202015 Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Winds of the Renaissance with Jeffrey Cohan, Anna Marsh and John Lenti 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm (also June 2 and June 21)

At Ryerson United Church

Suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25, 18 & under free

More Info: www.salishseafestival.org or call Ryerson United Church at (604) 266-5377


The elusive dulcian, the rarely heard renaissance transverse flute, renaissance lute and theorbo will be showcased in an evening of 16th and early 17th-century chamber music entitled WINDS of the RENAISSANCE.

This program includes fabulous chamber music for solo bass and soprano instruments with supporting bass by Tarquino Merula, Girolamo Frescobaldi, the dulcian virtuoso Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde, Andrea Cima and Giulio Caccini … all exhibiting the rampant mannerism which spanned the turn of the 17th century. This repertoire may never before have been heard on these instruments, among those for which it was composed, in North America. A most unusual musical experience, not to be missed!

Anna Marsh is one of the premier players of the dulcian, which evolved into today’s bassoon but was softer, much sweeter and more supple. Jeffrey Cohan is one of very few flutists who regularly perform solo music for the renaissance transverse flute. The two wind players team up with renaissance lutenist John Lenti, who is constantly in motion all around the United States and Canada playing lutes and guitars of all sorts, in this first program in the Salish Sea Early Music Festival’s Spring Festival of three contrasting performances of renaissance, baroque and Beethoven-era chamber music at Ryerson United Church.

The 2015 Salish Sea Early Music Festival includes seven programs of 16th to 19th-century chamber music on period instruments in Vancouver, with special guests from Berlin and Lübeck, Germany, and from around the Northwest and the United States and Canada. Please see http://www.salishseafestival.org for the complete schedule.


pro coroThe Vancouver Chamber Choir is proud to present its sister professional choir from Edmonton, Pro Coro Canada. ONE NIGHT ONLY! – Friday, May 22nd at 8 pm at Ryerson:  Pro Coro Canada is a resident ensemble at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton, Alberta. Throughout its 34-year history, the 24 voices of Pro Coro have been shaped by some of the finest choral conductors in the world.  Tickets $32 and $27.50 for students and seniors.  $10 rush seats for students on the night of the performance.


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May the Love of the Lord / Wei yuan Shen di ai         MV218

On Sunday, Sept 21st we learned a new response song for the end of the service. We will continue singing the song over the next few weeks.  We will sing it twice, once in English and once in Mandarin.

To help us learn our new response song in Mandarin here is Anna Chen’s pronunciation and recitation audio files.

Recitation Audio File:

Pronounciation File:


Way-yoo-enn shen dee eye
Foo-way nee dee ling.

May shi-kuh tah dee eye
Joo zaigh nee shin lee.

Tah dee rong guang jaow yaow nee
Tsih eye bann sway nee.

Woo loo-en huh choo tah dee ling doe
Yong yoo-enn ban sway nee.

May the love of our God rest upon your soul.
May God’s love dwell in you, throughout every day.
May God’s countenance shine upon you and be gracious to you.
May God’s Spirit be upon you as you leave this place.


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