Paula DeWit and the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present their annual spring concert on April 13.

CSO’s nod to spring with Vivaldi

Performing ‘Sound the Trumpet’ is a fitting way to start an evening of Baroque with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus April 13.

Performing ‘Sound the Trumpet’ is a fitting way to start a wonderful evening of Baroque with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre April 13.

‘Sound the Trumpet’ by 17th century English composer Henry Purcell will be followed by selections performed by the CSO’s special guests, the Monteverdi Symposium.

The CSO will close the first half of the concert with the well known and loved ‘Spring’ from Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons.’

After the intermission, the exquisite ‘Gloria’ in its entirety will be presented by the CSO and Chorus.

“Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ enjoys well-founded popularity, and is often performed at many sacred events, including Christmas,” says musical director Paula DeWit.

‘Gloria’ has been recorded on almost one hundred recordings, and has been used in a number of movies. The first movement is featured in the 1996 Scott Hicks film, Shine, about the life of pianist David Helfgott. An adaptation of the second movement was used with profound effect in the final climactic scenes of the 1985 Andrei Konchalovsky film, ‘Runaway Train.’

Singing in ‘Gloria,’ the evening’s soloists are soprano, Michelle Koebke and mezzo soprano Fabiana Katz.

“The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra is especially fortunate to have as their concertmaster, baroque specialist, Carolyn Cole.”

Husband and wife teams, Jacob Doherty (baritone, lute & theorbo)/Michelle Koebke (soprano) and David Poon (harpsichord)/Sarah Poon (viola da gamba) make up the core of Vancouver’s early music ensemble, The Monteverdi Symposium.

Having performed together since 2009, The Monteverdi Symposium holds a roster of talented singers and instrumentalists that have collaborated on projects throughout the lower mainland in concerts of music from the 16th century using authentic period instruments. Mezzo-soprano, Fabiana Katz will join the ensemble at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre for this performance.

With soon to be six children between two couples, the Monteverdi Symposium is now enjoying a renewal of performing together after a short hiatus. Director Jacob Doherty, has studied and performed the Renaissance lute in Milan, Italy for the past 3 years, and the April 13 concert with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra brings the group back together locally in a featured set of Monteverdi’s finest and most popular chamber selections.

Evening of Baroque with Vivaldi’s Gloria and Spring by the CSO and Chorus at 7:30 p.m, April 13 at the Cultural Centre, tickets $25-general admission and $15-students in person or by phone at 604-391-SHOW(7469) or online at

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