Vancouver Chamber Choir: Choral Tapestry
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m.
Guest artists: Saskatoon Children's Choir
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available from McNally Robinson Booksellers and online
High school groups: $15 per student for groups of 10 or more (reserved seating in balcony; limited visibility). Contact email@example.com to make arrangements.
The Vancouver Chamber Choir is Canada's outstanding professional vocal ensemble. Based on the Pacific Coast in British Columbia, conductor Jon Washburn and his twenty singers are noted for their diverse repertoire and performing excellence. The Choir impresses audiences with the depth and range of its repertoire and interpretive skills. Their concerts might encompass a range of music, from chant to folksong, traditional to avant-garde, a cappella to orchestra, to jazz trio. Jon Washburn is noted for devising innovative and fascinating programmes, and unearthing hidden choral treasures. The Choir has been performing at home and across Canada since its formation in 1971 by conductor Jon Washburn. It has gained international distinction through tours to the United States, China, Hong Kong, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and has released over 40 recordings.
Choral Tapestry: Our Heritage of Song: The outstanding repertoire of North American choral music is based substantially on the models of musical immigrants from Europe. Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir illuminate many of these ties in this varied and invigorating concert of music from two continents.
"...one of the finest ensembles in the world."
- CHORUS! MAGAZINE ATLANTA
"The Vancouver Chamber Choir has no rivals..."
- THE HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD
"This was a brilliant performance and the audience appeared spellbound..."
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Presented by the Saskatoon Chamber Singers and the Saskatoon Children's Choir