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Young @ Heart

  • South Arm United Church 11051 Number 3 Road Richmond, BC, V7A 1X3 Canada (map)


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Door Prices:
Adult: $20.00
Senior/Student: $18.00  
Children (under 13): $10.00

Online Tickets:
Adult: $18.00
Senior/Student: $15.00  
Children (under 13): $6.00

About the Concert

Springtime speaks to new life and growth, and what more appropriate time to consider all that children have to offer to our world?

Richmond Chorus’s April 1 concert will focus on music about, by and for children – and we are delighted to be joined by Vivo Children’S Choir from New Westminster. Vivo has been singing together since 2002, working in graded levels to allow children to improve their music skills. They are directed by Anne Wilson Unger, Carrie Taylor and Ingrid Verseveldt.

The program will begin with a set of three lullabies: Carol Hall’s song to Jenny Rebecca, Four Days Old,  the Latino Duerme Negrito, and Eric Whitacre’s charming Seal Lullaby. From there we move to the delightful Teddy Bears Picnic, and the slightly raucous Tell My Ma, which is a Belfast street-kids song. 

Following a set from the children's choir we offer three excerpts from a longer suite called Butterfly Songs by Jeannie Brindley-Barnett. The poems are taken from a collection written by children in the Terezein concentration camp during World War II, and are full of beautiful imagery, even when the children writing them feared what the future would hold. We will be joined by a jazz ensemble to sing To Olga, In A Garden and Birdsong

We complete the main section of the program with the Five Childhood Lyrics of English composer John Rutter. They were inspired by rhymes and verses for children, but the first four of the five are totally original compositions, with only the final piece being based on a well-known melody.

Winding up the concert, both ensembles will join together to sing Let Wildness Sing, a wonderful anthem to our environment, and one which was commissioned by the BC Choral Federation for the Fourth International Children’s Conference on the Environment. We will end the program with John Rutter’s sparkling arrangement of Down By The Riverside.

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
— Sir Tom Stoppard

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