ALLAN BEVAN, CANADIAN COMPOSER
Between the pandemic, a move from Ontario to the Edmonton area, finishing up another large-scale composition and my conducting and church music work I've had my hands full!
I'm pleased to say that I am all settled in and looking forward to a return to my composing and concertizing.
I would like to thank the following organizations and conductors for the wonderful interpretations of my music:
Ariose: Jolaine Kerley, conductor, Edmonton, Alberta
Dec. 4, 2021 - for an amazing performance of my To Morning;
May 14, 2023 - for Harp of Wild and Voices of Earth ( a commission from Ariose)
Toronto Orpheus Choir and Chorus Niagara: Robert Cooper, conductor, St. Catharines, and Toronto, Ontario
April 29, and May 7, 2023 - brilliant premiere performances of my "Perfectly Mad..."
(composed 2020-2023) for chorus, chamber orchestra, soloists and narrator. Thank you to all involved, and special thanks to Robert Cooper.
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus: David Garber, artistic director, Edmonton, Alberta
March 19, 2023 - it was my pleasure to guest-conduct the chorus in a program of my own compositions, including rarely heard works such as A Child's Evening Prayer, (2006) The Time Draws Near, (2003) The Garden, (2006) Singers to Come, (2005) and Full Fathom Five (2004). Special thanks to David, and all the singers and players for such a meaningful and thrilling concert.
Pro Coro Canada: Michael Zaugg, conductor
January 23, 2022 - the beautiful premiere performance of my Evening Song (composed 2019) and for my motet The Eclipse (composed 2000) at their annual Good Friday Concert, 2022.
Kammerchor Cappella Quirina Neuss: Joachim Neugart, conductor, Neuss, Germany
October 11, 2022 - lovely performances of my motet Peace (composed 2001) in Edmonton and on tour in the U.S.A. and Germany. Thank you Joachim Neugart and your amazing singers for such a wonderful performance and inspiring visit to Robertson-Wesley United, Edmonton.