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A new work by Métis composer Ian Cusson alongside works by Larysa Kuzmenko, Uģis Prauliņš, and Rachmaninoff's transcendent All-Night Vigil.

By Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto

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Sunday, April 2 · 4 - 6pm EDT


St Anne's Anglican Church 270 Gladstone Avenue Toronto, ON M6J 3L6 Canada

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Join us for a meditative and restorative concert experience

VESPERS is a choral concert experience designed to bring a moment of rest and spiritual reflection to all who attend.

Originally planned as a full performance of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil in 2020, this concert has since developed into a program that surrounds excerpts of the Vespers in music by Ukrainian, Latvian, and Canadian composers on themes of evening prayer, seeking peace, and reconciliation. We are delighted to partner with the Guelph Chamber Choir for this joint concert.

The world premiere of “will I, night” by Ian Cusson, with poetry by Marilyn Dumont, brings Indigenous ways of knowing to the concert’s themes of healing and restoration. Music by Larysa Kuzmenko, Iryna Aleksiychuk, Shavon Lloyd, Uģis Prauliņš, Francesca Hauser, and Jon Washburn weave amongst the Rachmaninoff and Cusson to create a transportive musical experience ending just before sunset on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday.

Complimentary tickets are available for refugees and newcomers to Canada. To inquire, please contact

A digital version of this concert will be made available to Friends of Amadeus (donors of $50 or more) and participants in our school workshops after the live performance date.

CONCERT REPERTOIRE Sergei Rachmaninoff All-Night VigilShavon Lloyd AlleluiaIan Cusson will I, night (world premiere)Larysa Kuzmenko Sviatyi BozheUģis Prauliņš The Way Children SleepIryna Aleksiychuk Holy is the Lord of HostsFrancesca Hauser TwilightJon Washburn Dona Nobis Pacem

Special Guests: Ian Cusson and the Guelph Chamber Choir

Ian Cusson is a Métis and French Canadian composer whose work explores Canadian Indigenous experience including the history of the Métis people, the hybridity of mixed-racial identity, and the intersection of Western and Indigenous cultures.

About the organizer

Led by Artistic Director Kathleen Allan, the award-winning Amadeus Choir is a semi-professional choir of auditioned voices from Toronto and the surrounding areas. The Choir champions the best of choral music and premieres works of Canadian and international composers through a self-produced Toronto performance series, guest performances, and special events. Known well beyond Toronto through tours, festivals, recordings, and national and international radio broadcasts, the Choir collaborates with many professional performing arts organizations in the GTA.

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