Ezra for Israel - Music of Classical & Organ Pieces

Fri April 5, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Ezra for Israel - Music of Classical & Organ Pieces

Ezra for Israel, along with the Sons of Korah Choir, bring together well known organists Peter Wildeman and Pieter Heykoop and pianist Joost van Belzen for a beautiful evening of song and praise.

Ezra for Israel is a charitable organization which has a desire to help the people of Israel.  Ezra for Israel wishes to be a helping hand particularly to those Jews who confess Jesus as the promised Messiah, namely the Messianic Jews, or Jewish Christians. 

Internationally known organists Peter Wildeman, Pieter Heykoop and Joost van Belzen started their lessons at a very early age.  Continued education included renown organist Ben van Oosten and Kees van Eersel as well as studying in the Schumann Academy.  Today, their music is not only heard in the Netherlands, but is experienced internationally with concerts performed all over the world, including venues such as the Cologne Cathedral in Germany and St. Eustache in Paris.

Sons of Korah is a Christian men's choir in Southern Alberta, Canada. This 45+ member choir performs locally to sing praises to the Honour and Glory of God.  Directed by Bernita Mans, this choir regularly performs to raise money for worthy causes."

The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.