Brian Doerksen – Chilliwack Symphony
Brian Doerksen in Abbotsford
Award winning Christian singer-songwriter Brian Doerksen will be live on stage in Abbotsford on March 25 at Level Ground Church. Doerksen is a thoughtful, genuine, and talented musician who has been writing songs for the global Church for decades, including favourites like “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” and “Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing).” A native of Abbotsford, Doerksen now shares his time between BC and Three Hills, Alberta where he leads an innovative Music & Worship Arts program at Prairie Bible College. The March 25 concert will feature music with Doerksenand his band, as well as two exclusive interviews. Concert goers can expect an evening of powerful encounter with Christ through authentic worship, as well as a night of unique opportunity to engage in a life-changing ministry that is close to Doerksens heart. All proceeds from the concert are being generously donated to a cause he believes in – LifeBridge Ministries. A group of professionals and volunteers who support men and women during and after treatment for addictions, LifeBridge seeks to transform the lives of people in recovery through the love of Jesus expressed in the community of the church. A local Abbotsford ministry, LifeBridge is literally saving lives. LifeBridge provides a source of ongoing training and support to a growing network of churches, organizations and volunteers as they seek to engage in the lives of men and women in recovery. Bible studies and Alpha are run at the Peardonville Treatment Centre for women as well as Kinghaven Treatment Centre for men. LifeBridge also works in several second stage recovery homes throughout the city and with individuals who have graduated from Kinghaven/Peardonville who choose to live in our community. The most important aspect of recovery is what will happen when I graduate from the program? Do I have a job? Do I have a place to live? Who am I associating with? What meetings am I going to? These answers come from mutual support, and in most cases a mentoring situation. LifeBridge offers trained mentors – volunteers to walk with those coming out of addiction into creating a new lifestyle free of drugs and alcohol. Tickets for this concert are on sale now for $20 at House of James. Tickets will also be available at the door on Saturday night for $25, but seating is limited. lifebridgeministry.com
Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents Lenten Reflections and Mozart’s Requiem
As part of the current season, the Lenten Reflections concert series will feature the CSO’s acclaimed a capella ensemble, Belle Voci, as they perform moving and contemplative selections of sacred music, including renaissance polyphony, Russian Orthodox selections, and unique modern works.
Belle Voci is comprised of local singers from the Fraser Valley – and the proceeds of this by-donation concert will go to support local music and keeping it alive in our communities.
Concert dates are 8 pm Friday, March 31 at St. Mary’s Parish in Chilliwack; 7:30 pm Saturday, April 1 at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in Aldergrove; and 3 pm Sunday, April 2 at Old Clayburn Church in Abbotsford.
Following this series,The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents Requiem concerts, featuring the iconic work of Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor, featured in the film Amadeus. This concert will be performed by the full Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. In addition, the Chilliwack Children’s Choir will perform Ave Verum Corpus and To God be Joyful, which they have been hard at work preparing since the beginning of this year.
There will be two opportunities to come hear these famous works:.The first will be 7:30 pm Friday, April 7 at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in Aldergrove, which will be by donation.
The main concert event will be 7:30 pm Saturday, April 8 at The First Avenue Christian Assembly in Chilliwack. Tickets for the main concert start at $10/ea. for discount seating and go up to $35/ea. for our premium dress circle section.
Tickets may be purchased in person at First Avenue Christian Assembly, King’s Music, and the Cheam Location of Envision Financial. Or they may be purchased by phone at (604) 795-0521, or online at chilliwacksymphony.com.
Enjoy music that has been part of the rich tapestry of western culture for generations!