Presented in collaboration with Wordfest, this unique and extraordinary concert presents three brothers from northern Alberta – a composer, an author, and a playwright – sharing the stage for the first time. Giller-winning author Will Ferguson shares images and stories of growing up in northern Alberta. Leacock medal winner Ian Ferguson reads from his memoir Village of the Small Houses. And composer Sean Ferguson, Professor of Composition and former Dean of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, curates a concert of works with special significance for his musical development, including a new work for chamber ensemble.
Will Ferguson, author
Sean Ferguson, composer
Ian Ferguson, author
Lucie Jones, flute, baroque flute
Donovan Seidle, violin
David Morrissey, cello
Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano
Traditional Orange Blosson Special
Frédéric Chopin Étude Op. 10, No. 3
Claude Debussy Syrinx for solo flute
Traditional Irish Bean Dubh an Ghleanna
Giuseppe Verdi Lacrymosa from Requiem
J.S. Bach Sinfonias (arranged for flute, violin and cello)
Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Sean Ferguson New work for flute, violin, cello and piano
The Holy Eucharist with Renewal of Baptismal Vows (at 8 a.m.) and Holy Baptism (at 10:30 a.m.)—an exultant family-oriented celebration of Christ’s resurrection, filled with light and song (children will be welcome to stay in church)
The Holy Eucharist with Candlelight Procession and Renewal of Baptismal Vows—a moving celebration of Christ’s resurrection, leading from darkness to light. (bring your hand bells.)
A solemn recollection of Jesus’ crucifixion —an incomplete story, waiting for his resurrection.
A soulful commemoration of the Last Supper, instituting the Eucharist as the central worship of Christians.
A joyful remembrance of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Blessing of the Palms.