Port Nelson United Church presents spring choral concert May 27th

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May 18th, 2018



The Port Nelson United Church choir will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, entitled Healey Willan Remembered, features stories and performances by the Port Nelson United Church Choir under the direction of Stillman Matheson.

Willan, who lived from 1880 to 1968, was an Anglo-Canadian organist and composer. He wrote more than 800 works, and is best known for his sacred choral and organ compositions.

Choir of Port Nelson United Church

Choir of Port Nelson United Church

“Our spring concert gives us an opportunity to highlight the talents of our choir, which rehearses weekly throughout the year, as well as our special guest musicians,” said Matheson, director of music at Port Nelson United Church. “Healey Willan’s exceptional compositions with their rich harmonic palettes and soaring melodies are sure to please our concert audience.”

Musical guests include organist Andrew Adair and the Brassdale Quartet.

Adair studied at the University of Toronto with university organist John Tuttle. He is the director of music at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto, where Willan was organist and choirmaster for 47 years. Adair is a regular performer appearing on the recital programs of many Toronto area churches.

The Brassdale Quartet is an accomplished brass ensemble based in Toronto.

Admission is by a free will offering. All proceeds benefit the ministry of music at Port Nelson United Church.

Port Nelson United Church is located at 3132 South Dr. in Burlington in the heart of the Roseland community.

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