Westminster Church Choir presents Gabriel Fauré’s REQUIEM

Gabriel Fauré 1845-1924

Gabriel Fauré
1845-1924

Remembrance Sunday
November 13th, 2016 10:30 AM

Two years ago, Westminster Choir and its soloists presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D minor. This year the choir performs yet another classic work, Romantic composer Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.

This Requiem is a large departure from the work of Mozart, as its music and language no longer dwell on judgment and doomsday, but rather focus on grace, hope, and peace.

The work is just over thirty minutes long, and while not as technically difficult as other pieces in the genre, is musically challenging. Pitfalls concerning phrasing, language and vocal control abound in every movement.

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Upcoming events

A Wolseley cornerstone

Canstar Community News did a lovely feature and video on our 125th Anniversary! The in-depth article is here, but first, enjoy the video above!

An Introduction to CENTERING PRAYER
Saturdays: March 3rd & March 24th, 9:30 to 4:30

For those hungering for meaningful spiritual connection with the Divine Presence within your Soul … join us in experiencing the silent contemplative practice of Centering Prayer that is based on the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Presenters Lynn Langdon and Jacquie Reimer, Contemplative Outreach Manitoba.  Cost $50. (does not include lunch).

People are encouraged to bring bag lunches or enjoy local restaurants. Lunch time will be 1 1/2 hours. Registration limited: Call 204-784-1330. Payment ahead of workshop preferred. Payment can be made by cash or cheque (made out to Contemplative Outreach Manitoba).

Westminster United Church and Wolseley Community response to the fires

Thank you to everyone who came out to the community BBQ on April 30th. Community response was generous as Wolseley neighbours and Westminster folk came together to donate clothing, household items and money, as well as share food and enjoy each other’s company. Those who wished to do so, were invited to participate in a focused conversation and debriefing about the fire experience.

The cash collected was very generous and included $250.00 donated by the fire fighters. Each household has taken what they can use of the goods donated and what is left will be donated to the Bell Tower Community Café. The cash will be shared among the six individuals directly affected by the fire — four adults and two children. Costs associated with the BBQ were covered through donations specifically made for that purpose.

Once again, Westminster thanks all for their generous care and support of our neighbours.

Tenor Jan Nato returns to Westminster’s Stage August 11 7:00 PM

11059767_1153886527961762_94529482490936647_nCome join tenor, Jan Nato, and pianist, Christopher Kayler for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” a song recital inspired by the heat of the summer and the dreams that come with it.

Westminster United Church will host this evening of great music and beautiful art. This concert will be in support of Artbeat Studio Inc, a fantastic organisation that promotes wellness through creativity. The works of Artbeat artists will adorn the platform of the church and will be available for purchase for those of you who have a wall that needs some love.

August 11, 7:00 PM Tickets: $10
Available at the door, from Jan Nato, Artbeat Studio Inc., Studio Central – Urban Arts Centre, Upbeat Artworks, and Westminster Church.

Call 204.698.2468 for more details.

Learn more about the incredible work of Artbeat Studio at at www.artbeatstudio.ca