One Equall Musick – Divine Liturgy: The Halo of Humanity

Joel Peters’ performance is generously supported by Gordon and Ruth Peters

One Equall Musick vocal ensemble ( presents a program of choral works with organ, featuring music by Vicente Lusitano, Francis Poulenc, Florence Price, Joel Peters, and Komitas Vardapet’s magnificent setting of the Armenian Divine Liturgy.

While Vicente Lusitano (?–c. 1561), Francis Poulenc (1899–1963), Florence Price (1887-1953), and Komitas Vardapet (1869–1935) faced unique challenges and personal tragedies during their lives, their steadfast dedication to music drove them to great achievements, having left behind works which capture strong emotion, each in a unique musical language. Was their lifelong devotion to the expression of human emotion through sacred music simply circumstantial; or does their persistence in conveying their experiences and passions through music of spiritual intent reveal their belief in music as the passage to the divine?

Pre-concert talk with Dr. Gohar Manvelyan – 6:30 p.m.
Concert – 7:30 p.m.

One Equall Musick vocal ensemble:
Rona Nadler, artistic director
William Duffy, guest conductor
Joel Peters, organist

Programme :

Vicente Lusitano (? – v. 1561)
Salve Regina

Florence Beatrice Price (1887 – 1953)

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963)
Litanies à la Vierge noire

Florence B. Price
Fantasy in Purple

Francis Poulenc
4 Petites prières de Saint François d’Assise

  1. Salut, Dame Sainte
    2. Tout Puissant
    3. Seigneur, je vous en prie
    4. O mes très chers frères 

Joel Peters (né en 1988)

Komitas Vardapet (1869 – 1935) 
Patarag (Divine Liturgie arménienne) / extraits

We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for their support.