Trinity Western University choral director makes debut in Langley

A new choral director for Trinity Western University is making his debut with an evening of harmony and light.

This weekend, Joel Tranquilla leads the first in a set of choral concerts called SHINE that explores the theme of light.

Showcasing 15 of what he calls the “brightest singers” at TWU, the hour-long performance on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Langley Mennonite Fellowship Church – and then the following Saturday, Nov. 1 in Delta – will feature sacred music in English, German, Icelandic, and Afrikaans.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to do such a wide range of music from different time periods and in different languages,” Tranquilla said.

“And chamber music is very intimate. It has a completely different feel than some our larger scale choral performances,” added the award-winning conductor and Langley resident who joined TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC) in August.

Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with $10 general admission (students pay what they can).

The evenings, sponsored by Long & McQuade, will feature a Bach cantata based on the familiar chorale tune Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God), which will be accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble.

Also on the program are works by James MacMillan, Moses Hogan, and SAMC’s own David Squires, as well as a set of pieces each based on Psalm 42 by Handel, Palestrina, and Marty Nystrom.

Edward Norman will accompany on organ and piano.

For more details, people can visit the university’s website at or phone 604-513-2173.

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