Choral group performs at Abbotsford church

David Rushton conducts the Gloria Dei Chorale on May 6.

Abbotsford’s David Rushton will conduct the 55-voice Gloria Dei Chorale during a  concert of Choral Classics taking place Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Parish of St. Matthew, 2010 Guilford Drive in Abbotsford.

The Gloria Dei Chorale was founded in 1954 as a choir of the Christian Reformed Church of New Westminster, and for the first 12 years it performed primarily in that church for special occasions.

To conclude the choir’s 2011-2012 season, a varied program has been planned including choral favourites from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, Rutter’s Requiem as well as works by Beethoven and others.

Guest soloists will perform several selections. These include  sopranos Charlotte Abbott and Leah Cummins, accompanists Suzanne Klukas, piano, and guest organist Ay-Laung Wang, and oboist Deborah Hunter.

Tickets to this concert are still available for $15 each or $35 for a family pass. Tickets are available at House of James and King’s Music or at the door.

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