Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Catch Up

It is pouring rain here (though it stopped for a bit) and a wind storm is expected tonight. 

I managed to get out this afternoon though to see a lovely performance of Verdi's Requiem as performed by senior students in the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Vancouver Bach Choir.
It was pretty much a full house At the Orpheum Theatre and it was lovely to see so many seniors from senior's residences being escorted to the concert too.

The program was Guiseppe Verdi's Requiem Mass. 

I took a friend to the performance in celebration of her birthday next month. 
Both she and I enjoyed it very much.
I managed to snap a few photos before the performance but didn't get a chance to photograph the soloists or the conductor. I'm sure you know how that goes with the rules about no photos at concerts.

 Prior to the main program, there was a mini concert by the younger students of the academy. Unfortunately I wasn't aware of this and I missed it when I went out to the lobby since I wasn't permitted back in until it was finished.

Next up conductor, Leslie Dala gave a moving introduction to the Requiem coming right on the heels of yesterday's Remembrance Day services.  
He and the soloists were all wearing a poppy to honour our war heroes.  
Today's performance  did not disappoint!

 Read more here about the Requiem. If you would like to hear it you can click here for a moving performance at La Scala Theatre in Milan, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Monday morning I will meet up with my niece and nephew who are both here from out of town to visit friends.  They are on different travel schedules and in different locations so I'm glad we managed to pull it together for a short visit.  I don't get to see them very often.  The last time was when we laid my late mom, and their paternal grandmother to rest. I am so impressed with how they have matured into gracious, loving and responsible young adults.

 Later in the evening I've been invited to dinner at the home of dear Ghanaian friend I haven't seen for long.  We've got a lot of catching up to do.


We are expecting to receive a lot of rain this week.  That means limited photo opportunities since I'll be sticking closer to home until Friday.  

I will write more about Friday's event so please do come back soon for another visit. Don't be too shy to leave a comment if you drop by for a visit. 

Have a wonderful week.


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  1. Live theater is always great. I volunteered fro front of house at our local theater and got to see lots of good shows.

  2. Oh wow, Penny. Thanks for sharing whatever you could capture. I wish I had been there with you. As you know I love live theatre and this was a treat for me on a Monday morning. Blessings J=o

  3. So nice of you to celebrate your friend's birthday with a grand choir performance. We are also having wet days over here. Have a wonderful new week!

  4. Such a good event! Your photos make me feel like a lucky senior

  5. Live Verdi. How I envy you. We have lots of rain too, shades of Gene Kelly.

  6. Hello, the concert sounds like fun. It is a beautiful theater hall too. What a great birthday celebration and evening. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  7. How lovely for you to share this beautiful concert with a friend as a gift for her birthday ~ wonderful photos ^_^

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. That is a lovely theater and the concert sounds wonderful. So glad you had a great time. No rain here, just sunny, mild days.

  9. Its ages since I've been to a concert. (Too lazy) This one sounded like a good one.

  10. The concert hall looks magnificent and I'm sure the sounds were fantastic. The music is wonderful,

  11. Many of these great requiems are among the hallmarks of western civilization. Music like this is eternal. Verdi, of course, is far more widely known for his operas, and I suspect that there are those who are unaware of his requiem.

  12. I would have love to have heard this. And oh, that theatre is gorgeous. What a remarkable evening you had.

  13. The theatre is beautiful. Bet you enjoyed the afternoon. Diane

  14. What a splendid concert and treat for your friend's birthday. It looks elegant and I'm sure the music was heavenly.


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