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Rupert Lang: Biography

Rupert Lang
1948 -
Region: British Columbia

Rupert Lang

Rupert Lang, born Red Deer, Alberta - 1948,  took his first degree (B.Mus. Honours in performance) at the University of Manitoba. He went on to England where he studied at The Royal School of Church Music, receiving the Archbishop of Canterbury's Certificate in Church Music and a diplomas from The Royal College of Music and Royal College of Organists. Lang completed his studies in England at the University of Cambridge, St. John's College, receiving an MA (Music) studying with George Guest, Gillian Weir and John Scott.

After returning to Canada, Lang became Director of Music at West Vancouver United Church, where he founded the Vancouver Children's Choir. Since 1986, he has been Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. He has three consecutive times taken this choir on to win first prize in the Church Choir Category of the CBC National Amateur Choral Competition(1998,2000,2002). Lang has written innovative music for both choirs he directs - a number of them published by Boosey & Hawkes - as examples: Agneau de Dieu, Can You Imagine?, Cantate Domino, How Like an Angel, Mass For Many Nations, Spirit of the Child and Ubi Caritas.  He has received various commissions from groups such as Central Bucks South High School in Pennsylvania, Vancouver Cantata Singers, Chor Leoni Men's Choir, The Calgary Girl's Choir, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Vancouver Men's Chorus, and The World of Children's Choirs 2001 Symposium.




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