Grant Us Peace Returns to Edmonton!

Especially for my Alberta friends

This is where meaningful words meet meaningful music.

This Sunday, May 3, the Edmonton-based community choir Vocal Alchemy will perform my Grant Us Peace (SATB + piano) during their upcoming concert, “Beauty Knows No Discord”. The choir’s website describes the concert this way:

“An eclectic program, with music from the Renaissance period through 2014. Classical, folk, jazz and pop. Featuring pieces composed by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, George Shearing, Stephen Chatman, and many more.”


Grant Us Peace was inspired by the struggles and faithfulness of family members dealing with long-term illness. It is a remembrance of good times gone by, and the uncertainty that is always the future. It is personal and heartfelt, and it is my original words and music.

Poetry from a draft of Grant Us Peace.
Poetry from a draft of Grant Us Peace.

Vocal Alchemy’s Choral Assistant, Kimberley McMann, will take the podium with Kim Cousineau at the piano for this performance.

Last summer, Edmonton’s Singspiration Youth Choir (Brian Wismath, clinician) sang Grant Us Peace, which was originally written in 2014 as a commission for Victoria’s Linden Singers. The piece was later published by Cypress Choral Music.

You’re Invited (Concert Details)

If you’re in the Edmonton area, go to this concert!

Vocal Alchemy: Beauty Knows No Discord
Jordan Van Biert, conductor
Kimberley McMann, conductor
Kim Cousineau, piano
Sunday, May 3, 2015; 7:30 pm
McDougall United Church, 10025 101 St, Edmonton, AB
Tickets: $17/15 in advance, $20/18 at the door

Read more about the event on Vocal Alchemy’s website.

See more info about Grant Us Peace at Cypress Choral Music.
See more of my choral scores and listen to recordings.

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