Artistic Di=ector
Dry Bones Shall Live

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
61 Mohawk Rd. West
Hamilton, ON, L9C 1V9


Free Admission

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: The Church of the Redeemer
162 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1M4


General Admission (ages 18+): $20
Special Admission (ages 18 & under): $10


After a spiritually successful “Adversity and Transfiguration" concert, The Toronto Messiaen Ensemble (TME) continues its spiritual journey through the “Dry Bones Shall Live” concert based on Ezekiel 37: 1~14.

37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.

And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:

And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.

And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.

Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.

12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,

14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord. (KJV)

The TME interprets the prophecy of Ezekiel in a unique and evangelical way. This interpretation is a Christian’s confession that s/he is the dry bone (dead being or dust) and can only be alive by the grace of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who became the dry bone himself through sacrificing his sinews, flesh, skin and breath on the cross. To enlighten this limitless grace, every work in the programme displays a musical, spiritual, biographical, and theological testimony according to the prophecy of Ezekiel.



"Panis Angelicus"  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cesar Frank
  Arr. Gideon G. Kim for clarinet and string quartet  

Caprice No. 24 for solo violin  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Niccolò Paganini


*"Dry Bones Shall Live" for violin, clarinet and piano  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gideon G. Kim

*Amazing Grace" for vocals, violin, clarinet, cello and piano  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gideon G. Kim
  (Based on Traditional American Melody)                 




Piano Quintet in D minor Op.89 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gabriel Faure
  I. Molto Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto Moderato


* World Premiere

Toronto Messiaen Ensemble

Takayo Noguchi, violin
Peter Pinteric, clarinet
Seolhee Ashley Choi, cello
Hyuk Kim, piano
Gideon Gee-Bum Kim, composer

Guest Players: Jihye Joelle Kee (violin), Hyewon Yoon (viola), “Lux Aeterna” Singers


Gideon Gee-Bum Kim, managing/artistic director


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