The Calgary Korean Canadian Choir under the direction of Hana kyung—hui Kim, is presenting its spring concert ‘ONE VOICE’. This is a mixed choir of 40 members and will be joined by the Foothills Philharmonic chorus under the direction of Tim Kortius as well as the Korean Children’s Choir. They will be presenting music ranging from Vivaldi to Arvo Part, along with Korean folk songs and art songs. Not to be missed event. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door
The Instrumental Society of Calgary proudly presents the Inglewood String Quartet with Hyewon Grillet-Kim, Jeremy Gabbert, Laurent Grillet-Kim, Josue Valdepenas. Joining this group of CPO virtuosos is Marcin Swoboda on viola as the Inglewood String Quartet performs a world premiere of Marcin Swoboda’s work based on the elements, Beethoven’s “Storm” quintet, and Brahms’ string quintet. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors and $15 for students and will be available at the door.
Enjoy an EARTH/NATURE inspired creations by local artists in a beautiful space with beautiful people and fantastic live music. Paintings, mixed media, ceramics, candles and more! Mix and mingle, talk to the artists, purchase a fresh piece of art, listen to some fabulous live music, and enjoy a great night out. Artists in Attendance (Sarah Melanie Harrill,Christina Ridley (Peripheral Images),Nicole Love, Carolyn Jerrard, Sachiko Niebler, Cecile Albi,Courtney Johnston. Art is for sale. Live music will be featured as well. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets for $10 or at the door for $12
We at St. Stephen’s do Holy Week well—if we do say so ourselves! From the drama of Palm Sunday through the reflective solemnity of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to the festive lights and sounds of Holy Saturday and Easter morning: it is an engaging story that pulses at the very heart of our faith.
But it is just as lively behind the scenes as it is at any given Holy Week service. On Saturday morning, for instance, preparations for our Easter services brought out a small army of willing workers—polishing brass and silver, trimming wicks, dusting window ledges, ringing bells, raising voices in song, setting lights and sound levels, staging liturgy. It is clear that (1) good liturgy is created by careful preparation; but also that (2) there is as much Easter joy in that preparation as there is in the services themselves.
This is one of the hidden gifts of congregational life. We may think we are attaching to a congregation for the benefits we receive—great music, thoughtful sermons, interesting people. But inevitably we are drawn in to become, ourselves, the willing ones, the workers, who end up blessing others by our efforts. We who once received become, ourselves, the bearers of the gift others are seeking.
There is in this observation a deep resonation of the Easter message. As we sing in the Prayer of St. Francis: “It is in giving to all that we receive, in dying that we’re born to eternal life.“