O Canada!

From Far and Wide - O Canada!

Celebrating the strength and talents of our country, as we commemorate Canada's 150th Birthday. This concert will feature works by Canadian composers and arrangers. From rollicking folksongs of the Maritimes and La Belle Province to lush sacred works by iconic composers such as Imant Raminsh and Healey Willan, there will be many styles of choral music to enjoy. We will present "Songs for a Prospector" by Stephen Chatman; Song of the Mira by Allister MacGillivray; special offerings from the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra; and a grand finale "We Rise Again" arranged for orchestra and choir by Lydia Adams. Our pride will be palpable during this show!


Note: Details might be subject to change and this listing may not reflect the program order.

  • This is My Home - Bob Buckley: accompanied by the AYO
  • Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One - by Healey Willan
  • You Have Ravished My Heart - Stephen Chatman
  • Kontakion - by Rupert Lang

  • AYO Strings

  • Ave Verum Corpus - Imant Raminsh
  • Tenebrae Factae Sunt - Ramona Luengen
  • Lamb of God - Jon Washburn
  • Working with Joy - Larry Nickel
  • Lamb of God - Jon Washburn


  • The Day is Done - Kathryn Chomik
  • Rise - Brian Tate
  • Song for the Mira - Allister MacGillivray: Solo violin, Calvin Dyck

  • AYO Strings

  • Songs for a Prospector - Stephen Chatman
    • Memories
    • Roses I Send to You
    • The Scout
  • Ah, si mon moine voulait danser - arranged by Derek Healey
  • Feller From Fortune - arranged by Harry Somers
  • We Rise Again - arranged by Lydia Adams: accompanied by the AYO

Saturday, June 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut St., Vancouver

Tickets will be available from choir members, at the door and in advance online through brownpapertickets.com: $25 adult and $20 senior & student admission. Online purchase is recommended - ocanada.brownpapertickets.com

Refreshments will be available for purchase before the concert (doors open at 7:00), during the intermission and at a reception at show's end. Toast our Country, its 150 Years and our memorable future!