ISC: Voices From The North

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

Easter Sunday

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)

Great Vigil of Easter

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.)

Good Friday Liturgy

A solemn recollection of Jesus’ crucifixion —an incomplete story, waiting for his resurrection.

Maundy Thursday

A soulful commemoration of the Last Supper, instituting the Eucharist as the central worship of Christians.