VOS 2018 Winter  Concert – “A Celebration of Faith”

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Fraserview MB Chur
ch, 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC  

Originally commissioned for the 300th anniversary of Charles Wesley’s birth, this cantata “Testament of Praise – A Celebration of Faith”,  arranged by Joseph M. Martin, contains beautiful arrangements of Wesley’s treasured hymns, along with original settings of some of his most inspiring lyrics.  The legacy of praise is an important element as the work unfolds and celebrates the gift of worship in the life of the church.

Kemuel Wong: Conductor  |  Sze Lok Wong: Guest Pianist
Danielle Lee: Piano  |  David Poon: Organ
VOS Youth Singers  |  VOS Chorus & Orchestra

Featuring:
Charles Wesley/Joseph Martin: Testament of Praise – A Celebration of Faith
Hymns include: Voices of Praise | Love Divine All Loves Excelling
Thankful for our Every Blessings | Jesus, Lover of My Soul, | And Can it be
& sacred selections by Canadian, American, & British composers:
Thomas Chisholm – Great is Thy Faithfulness
John Stainer – God So Loved the World
Huang An-lun – Psalm 8 (A Cantata of 3 Movements)
Larry Nickel – Jesus Shall Reign
Matthew Bridges – Crown Him with Many Crowns

Free Admission, No Ticket Required


 

November 2018

VOS 2018 Seattle Concert – “How Majestic is Your Name in all the Earth”  祢的名在全地何其美!

 

VOS_seatle18flyerJoin the VOS Chorus and Youth Singers to this distinctive concert tour in Seattle and enjoy an evening of beloved hymns by Canadian, American and British composers – a concert that will resound with joy that you won’t forget!  Two presentations at Sunday Services to refresh your favorites!

Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm
First Taiwanese Presbyterian Church 第一台灣基督長老教會
3605  84th Avenue, SE, Mercer Island WA 98040

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Evangelical Chinese Church of Seattle 西雅圖證道堂
* Redmond Campus: 9:30 am (Mandarin Service)   17360 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052
*  Seattle Campus: 11:00 am (Mandarin Service)    651 NW 81st St. Seattle, WA 98117

Kemuel Wong: Conductor  |  Neville To: Associate Conductor
Danielle Lee: Piano  | VOS Youth Singers

Featuring:
Favorite hymns by Canadian, American and British Composers:
Psalm 8, Op. 74  (A Cantata of 3 Movements)  |  Trusting Jesus | God So Loved the World
Great is Thy Faithfulness   Love Divine All Love Excelling  |  What a Friend We Have in Jesus
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross  |  And Can it Be  |  Crown Him with Many Crowns…. and more

Free Admission, No Ticket Required 


 Father’s Day Appreciation Concert

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Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 5-6:30 pm
19twenty Church, 
1920 Argyle Dr. Vancouver

Join us as we celebrate this special Father’s Day in an appreciation concert featuring a distinctive variety of sacred choral hymnals based on Psalms. The vibrant beautiful melodies and favorite psalm lyrics are sure to warm up your hearts!

Danielle Lee: Piano
Angela Kwan: Organ
Kemuel Wong: Conductor
VOS Youth Singers
VOS Chorus

 


VOS 2018 Spring Concert: Psalms of my Soul

SunVOS Spring18flyerday, May 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Bethany Baptist Church, 22680 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

Psalm 23 holds a special place in the lives of believers.  This cantata by Pepper Choplin describes the celebrative journey we travel as the sheep with the shepherd in experiencing God’s love, blessings, providence and eternal home. Meet us for an evening focusing works based on Psalms – from classical to contemporary, well known to newly arranged selections.

Esther Siu: Soprano |  Neville To: Baritone  |  Johnny Kwan: Tenor
Danielle Lee: Piano  |  Angela Kwan: Organ
Janice Kim, Winfried Rompf: Special Music
Kemuel Wong: Conductor
VOS Youth Singers
VOS Chorus & Chamber Orchestra

Featuring:
Pepper Choplin –  Psalm 23, A Journey with the Shepherd
Haydn – The Heavens are Telling   |   David Yeung (楊伯倫) – 詩篇23篇 (Psalm 23)
Heavenly Melody – 感恩歌 (A Song of  Thanksgiving)   |     Sibelius – Be Still, My Soul
Allitsen – The Lord is My Light   |   Pote – I Lift up Mine Eyes
Ippolitov-Ivanov – Bless the Lord, O My Soul     Aguiar – Salmo 150
Mendelssohn – Psalm 42     Larson – Lord, You have been our Dwelling Place

 


 

Vancouver Bible Conference 溫哥華研經培靈會

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Evangelical Chinese Bible  Church (ECBC),  5110 Marine Drive, Burnaby

Presentation at  Vancouver Bible Conference

We are honored to participate in the 3-day Vancouver Bible Conference organized by Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship  (VCEMF).   We look forward to sharing two hymnals related to missions on Sunday, April 29.

Theme of Conference:  “Living a Christ-centered life”   Subtitle on Sunday“Accomplishing the missions on Mount Olive”

基督教大溫哥華華人教牧同工團契 主辦 2018年 溫哥華研經培靈會
主题:活出以基督為中心的生活
分題: 履行橄欖山上的使命


 

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Sunday, November 26, 2017     7:30pm
Fraserview MB Church, 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond

This year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Christian Reformation and Canada’s 150th  anniversary.  To commemorate this significant milestone, the Vancouver Oratorio Society joins conductors Kemuel Wong and Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng in presenting Josef G. Rheinberger’s “The Star of Bethlehem” and other all-time Christmas selections by prominent Canadian composers.

Rheinberger’s The Star of Bethlehem, a cantata composed in 1890 for two soloists (soprano and baritone), chorus, organ, and orchestra, is a lovely, grand and charming work which recounts the biblical story of the birth of Christ and the subsequent visit of the shepherds and the three magi to the stable.  The original text was in German and will be sung in English.

Featuring:

Josef G. Rheinberger’s – The Star of Bethlehem
Joseph M. Martin – Our Heritage of Faith
Stuart K. Hine – Then Sings My Soul
David P.L. Yeung – Because of Love
Larry Nickel – No Room
Stephen Chatman – selections from Carols of the Nativity
Sing-along carols

Kemuel Wong: Conductor  |  Silas Ng: Guest Conductor
Bahareh Poureslami: Soprano  |  Neville To: Baritone
Jonathan Ng: Piano  |  Jane Woo Lim Kim: Organ
VOS Youth Singers  |  VOS Chorus & Orchestra


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A Prelude to Christmas – The Star of Bethlehem 

Sunday, December 32017     7:30-9pm
Immanuel Baptist Church,  109 East 40th Avenue, Vancouver

Soloists: Esther Siu – Soprano
Neville To – Baritone

Meet the VOS for a concert celebrating the Christmas season with all-time sacred selections.  Our conductor Kemuel Wong will lead the VOS Chorus and Youth Singers in the music of Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger, Stephen Chatman, Larry Nickel and favorite carols for all to sing. Free Admission.


Caroling at Care Home

Tuesday, December 5, 2017  2-3pm

Arbutus Care Home, 4505, Valley Drive, Vancouver

Join the VOS small group for an afternoon of sharing the nativity story with the seniors in singing traditional carols galore.


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China Graduate School of Theology (CGST) Night  ( 中神之夜培靈會 )

Sunday, October 15, 2017  7:30-9:30pm
Fraserview MB Church, 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Luke Cheung (張略牧師)
Topic:  Living in this era of panic (活在這恐慌的年代

VOS is privileged to be invited to present two songs at this Evangelical Meeting.

 


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Canada Day Celebration with Voices Together

Saturday, July 1, 2017  5-7pm
Pacific Coliseum at PNE –100 North Renfrew St. Vancouver

VOS is invited by Voices Together to participate in the July 1 Canada Day Celebration Event. 

Voices Together 2017 is a free gathering of believers from all over the Lower Mainland at the Pacific Coliseum for Canada Day 150. Not only will we celebrate the 150 years that the Lord has kept us ‘Glorious and Free’, but we will lift high the Name of Jesus in worship, thanksgiving, and prayer to One God, as One Church together with One Voice.


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The Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham 

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Rogers Arena

VOS is invited by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada to participate in the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope Event. 

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada wants to offer Greater Vancouver Area residents something that will satisfy their deepest longings—a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Festival of Hope is a multi-phase initiative spread over several months that includes prayer, training, Community Action Projects, and many opportunities for evangelism.

The ministry culminates with a three-day festival from March 3 to 5, 2017 at the Rogers Arena. Intended to draw thousands of people to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, each evening will feature Christian musicians, testimonies, and the Gospel message from Franklin Graham. This is a non-ticketed event with free admission.

 


 

Live Symphony Performance at Burrard Landing

Friday, Aug 7, 2015, at 7-9:30 PM

Vancouver Oratorio Society is very privileged to be invited by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra to perform at the Live Symphony Concert at Burrard Landing, Jack Poole Plaza on Friday, Aug 7, 2015, at 7-9:30 PM
Join the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and special guests for a beautiful summer evening overlooking Coal Harbour towards the North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park.
Free and family-friendly!
Conductor: Maestro Ken Hsieh
Guest Chorus: Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Oratorio Society


“Spring Fantasy” Concert

Saturday, March 29, 2014  7:30pm

Michael J. Fox Theatre
7373 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby

Vancouver Oratorio Society is very privileged to be invited by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Society to perform at their concert “Spring Fantasy”: featuring music by Beethoven, Haydn and new Composer-In-Residence World Premiere Commission, Trevor Hoffmann, along with the award-winning Canadian piano soloist Wayne Weng.


Obituary

Our Music Director, Frank Huang, has rested peacefully into the arms of the LORD on September 18, 2013.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2 pm at Chown Memorial & Chinese United Church 3519 Cambie Street, Vancouver.