One Equall Musick – Divine Liturgy: The Halo of Humanity

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

While Vicente Lusitano (?–c. 1561), Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) 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

Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec