Voces Animae, Aslan Boys Choir, St. Jude’s Choir
John Laing, Tom Bell, Simon Walker – Directors
Saturday, May 13, 2017
St. Jude’s Choir, under the direction of Simon Walker, is joined by former St. Jude’s Music Directors John Laing and Tom Bell with their new ensembles ‘Voces Animae’ and the ‘Aslan Boys Choir’. Music for this concert includes: “The Language of Music” by John Laing and “An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Host” by Healey Willan.
Voces Animae is an ensemble conducted by John Laing (left). Their repertoire includes “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure and John`s own suite “A Paean of Honour”, performed at a Remembrance weekend concert – six striking choral settings of memorable Canadian war poems.
The Aslan Boys Choir community is built around the pursuit of musical excellence. In the process, boys receive a rounded musical education, a clear set values that will help them succeed both inside and outside the rehearsal hall and lot of fun! They sing a range of songs that are chosen to engage the boys and to develop good singing habits. Guest musicians, visits to concerts and places of interest all contribute to the cultural experience. The name ‘Aslan’ is the Turkish word for ‘lion’ and the central character in the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. He is a wise, compassionate and strong being – a wonderful role-model.
The Choir of St Jude’s Anglican Church is an auditioned choir of 32 members dedicated to singing the finest choral music from the Anglican tradition.