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Concert: Sunday, August 6, 8:00 p.m., Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Listen to entire concert, commentary, and interviews with APM 's Brian Newhouse.


Choeur de Chambre de Namur - The Amabile Boys Choirs: Primus


Choeur de Chambre de Namur
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From Belgium
Jean Tubéry, Conductor
La Fenice Baroque Ensemble, Accompanist
[Announcer: Jean-Claude Wilkens, Secretary-General IFCM Board of Directors]

Mass for the Golden Fleece Mateo Romero

    Ingressus: Entrada para minestriles (Missa de batalla, Granada-capilla real)
    Introïtus: Dominus secus mare (Cantus Gregorianus)
    In devotione, Motete a 8 (Catedral de Jaca)
    Kyrie Christe Kyrie (*)
    Gloria in excelsis Deo (*)
    Gradualia: In omnem terram (Cantus Gregorianus)
    Tiento de organo ( Francisco Correa de Arauxo)
    Alleluia: Lectio - Per misericordiam tuam
    Credo (*)
    Offertoria: Mihi autem (Cantus Gregorianus)
    Tiento con dos tiples (cornetas - Francisco Correa de Arauxo)
    Sanctus (*)
    Elevatio: Pan divino gracioso (Villancico a 4 de Francisco Guerrero)
    Pater Noster (alternatim)
    Agnus Dei (*)
    Communio: Agnus Dei de Jusquin , Glosado da Cabezon para tecla (organo) y arpa
    Dicit Andrea Simoni ( Cantus Gregorianus)
    Deo gratias: Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Motete "del Maestro Capitan" a 12, en 3 coros, El Escorial - Catedral de Valladolid )

(*) Missa bonae voluntatis 9 vocum, real monasterio de El Escorial
Cantus Gregorianus: proprium de Sanctae Andreae apostoli

Amabile Boy's Choir: Primus
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From Canada
Carol Beynon and Ken Fleet, conductors
[Announcer: Jean-Claude Wilkens, Secretary-General IFCM Board of Directors]

Processional
Dona Nobis Pacem, Bob Chilcott
Greg Skidmore - soloist

Three Psalm Settings

    Psalm 33: Exsultate justi dicentes Lodovico Viadana
    Psalm 91 Scott Brubacher
    Psalm 96: Cantate Domino Hans Leo Hassler

Singing a Culture of Peace
Horizons Peter Louis van Dijk
soloists: Bob Chilcott, Jamie Hillman, Andre Heywood, Don Sills

Rainbow round my shoulder arr. Robert de Cormier

MLK U2; arr Bob Chilcott
soloist: Andrew Haji

Nukapiangu, Stephen Hatfield
soloists: Adam Guthrie, Jeff Beynon, Andrew Walsh, Jack Spence
(hand drums)


Biographies:
Choeur de Chambre de Namur with the Baroque Ensemble la Fenice
The Choeur de Chambre de Namur was created in 1987 through the initiative of the Center for Choral Music in Belgium. With a special focus on the music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, a large portion of its programming is dedicated to the international repertory of Charpentier, Handel, Bach and Mozart. The choir also proudly presents the work of artists of its own region, such as Lassus, Rogier, Hayne, Fiocco, Grétry and Gossec. The choir has produced over 20 recordings and performs over 30 concerts each year. The choir has collaborated with Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande, Florian Heyerick and the Orchestra Ex Tempore, Jean-Claude Malgoire and La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy.

Jean Tubéry is an acclaimed teacher and conductor, leading classes in the cornetto and conducting masterclasses throughout Europe and the U.S.A. He created the group, la Fenice, which obtained first prize at the International Competition of Ancient Music in Bruges and Malmö. In 2001, he was named "Chevalier" by the French Ministry of Culture.


The Amabile Boys Choirs: Primus
founded in 1990, enroll 100 singers from Southwestern Ontario and are comprised of 4 separate ensembles: the Amabile Children's Choir, the Treble Concert Choir, the 50-voice Tenor/Bass Ensemble, and Primus. The choirs have enjoyed international recognition and success through performances and competitions in Britain, Europe, the United States and the Caribbean. Within Canada, the boys have performed for Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, were invited guests at choral festivals in Manitoba and Festival 500, Newfoundland. The Tenor-Bass Choir won second prize in the 2002 national CBC competition for equal-voice youth choirs, and has been national finalist since their inception. In May of 2002, they were selected to sing at the national ACCC conference in Toronto. In 2000, the choirs performed with Canada's Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and released their second CD, "Folkalizing".

Primus is comprised of a select group of senior singers who are pleased to represent Canada at the sixth World Choral Symposium.

Carol Beynon is an Associate Professor at The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Education, where she teaches choral music pedagogy and is Chair of Graduate Studies. Dr. Beynon is a specialist in boys' and men's vocal and choral development and serves as an international conductor and adjudicator for music festivals in Canada and the United States. She is a published author in several scholarly journals and recently released her first book through Prentice Hall entitled, Learning to Teach. Dr. Beynon is the recipient of the President's Prize of Phi Delta Kappa, the Kappan Award for leadership and service in teacher education, and has received several awards for outstanding teaching from The University of Western Ontario Students' Council.

Ken Fleet, a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Westminster Choir College, taught at UWO from 1984 to 1995, conducting Concert Choir, Chorale and the UWO Singers. This year, he returns again to UWO to teach choral pedagogy. He has taught at Medway Secondary School since 1976 and has consistently produced award-winning choirs. He has been conductor of London Pro Musica since 1988 and in 1999 was conductor of the Ontario Youth Choir. Mr. Fleet has been a frequent guest conductor of Orchestra London and has presented numerous clinics, workshops and adjudications across Canada and North America. He also is a choral editor for the Neil A. Kjos Music Company, San Diego, California.