Artists: St. Andrew’s Concert Choir & Ennis Brass Band

Venue: Drumcliffe Church in Ennis

Date: Saturday 27th July 2024 at 8:00 PM

Price: Free / Retiring Collection for St Columba’s Church


St Andrew’s Concert Choir is a community choir from Ontario, Canada and on tour in Ireland with a 40 singers strong choir, under direction of Devon L. Hansen.

The St. Andrew’s Concert Choir is an extension of the St. Andrew’s Cancel Choir from St. Andrew’s United Church, a historic 189-year-old church in Chatham Ontario.

St Andrew’s Concert Choir has been performing for concerts and special events since 2015. This group is comprised of all ages and abilities from amateur to professional. They typically perform 3-4 concerts a year and an overseas trip bi-annually and this time in Ireland. They are on tour in Ireland and looking forward to their performance in St Columba’s Church with Ennis Brass Band on Saturday 27th July.

DEVON L HANSEN, director BMus, MA, RMT, as the Director of Music at St. Andrew’s, oversees an energetic and growing music ministry. He founded the concert series “Saturdays at 7” which is now in its eleventh season. He directs the Chancel Choir, which is a 40-voice choir that sings each Sunday as well as the Concert Choir, which is a 60-voice community choir that performs at annual concerts. Devon also directs the CK Chamber Orchestra, which is now in its 3rd season. On top of the adult ensembles, he is also the co-director of the Bel Canto Choir School for children ages 8-18.

Devon Hansen obtained a Bachelor of Music in piano performance magne cum laud as well as a Master of Arts in Musicology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He also attended the “Musician’s Mentoring Course” at the National Ballet School at the young age of 16. He has been accompanying classes both in theatre, music, and dance on both sides of the border for almost a decade now. He is most proud to have accompanied under the late Erich Kunzel and John Morris Russell. Due to his energy, passion and vibrant playing, Devon is actively in demand as a soloist, chamber artist, composer, teacher, and music director.

Sample Selections

The Lord Bless You and Keep You SATB Peter Lutkin Sacred
How Can I Keep From Singing SATB Mack Wilberg Sacred
Keep God’s Light SATB Mark Patterson Sacred
The Eternal Gates SATB Howard Helvey Sacred
Come Christians Join to Sing! SATB Randall Kempton Sacred
Be Thou My Vision SATB Mark Hayes Sacred
All Things Bright and Beautiful  SATB John Rutter Sacred
Holy Holy Holy SATB Dan Forrest Sacred
After the War SATB Mark Sirett Canadian
Frobisher Bay SATB Arr. Diane Loomer Canadian
We Rise Again SATB Arr. Larry Nickel Canadian
In Flander’s Fields SATB Arr. Eleanor Daley Canadian
Hymn to Freedom SATB Oscar Peterson Canadian


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