Since cavemen & women started making music, we have poemed, sung and danced to songs about every aspect of love. Now come with us on a lusty to bluesy journey of music and poetry as we search for what Shakespeare called "the food of love" - romance in music from Renaissance madrigals to jazz gems to contemporary Vancouver compositions. Classical guitarist David Sossa will amaze you with his charismatic and versatile playing, and our guest vocalist, Dalannah Gail Bowen, an African-Canadian/Cherokee singer, will thrill you with the music she's been making on the Canadian blues, rock and soul scene for many years. Her style has been described as "Billie Holiday meets Howlin' Wolf"! Chocolates and champagne can't compare to an intimate table, a glass of something delicious and this musical collection!

The Program

Some of the music that will be presented is listed below - not in program order:

  • Henry Purcell - In These Delightful, Pleasant Groves
  • Randall Stroope - Come Into My Garden (adapted from the Song of Solomon)
  • John Dowland
    • Away With These Self-loving Lads!
    • Who Ever Thinks of Love for Love
    • Come Again: Sweet Love Doth Now Invite
    • My Thoughts are Winged with Love
    • Awake Sweet Love Thou Art Return'd
  • Claudio Monteverdi - Lagrime d'Amante al Sepolcro dell' Amata
    • Incenerite spoglie
    • Ditelo voi
    • Darà la notte il sol
    • Ma te raccoglie
    • O chiome d'or
    • Dunque amate reliquie
  • Johannes Brahms - Liebeslieder Waltz #1, 2, 6 & 8
  • arr. David Millard - La Roza Enflorese
  • Leonard Bernstein- Tonight (from West Side Story)
  • McHugh/Fields - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
  • Elton John/Tim Rice - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • Arnesen/Tait - Flight Song
  • Joshua Yang - When You Are Here

The Vancouver concert will be presented Cabaret style with some row seating available. Refreshments and "goodies" will be available for purchase before the show and during the intermission - doors open at 7:15; music starts at 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 7:15 p.m., St. Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Ave., Vancouver Get the poster here

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 3:00 p.m., St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 20955 Old Yale Rd., Langley Get the poster here

Buy Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from any choir member or at the door. Online tickets are available at - go to for the Vancouver cabaret style presentation on Mar 10th and for the matinée show at St. Andrew's in Langley on Sunday Mar 11th.