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|Vancouver Chamber Choir presents: PRO CORO CANADA (Edmonton)|
Ryerson United Church
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|8:00 p.m. Friday, 22nd May 2015|
Pro Coro Canada
Michael Zaugg, Artistic Director
The Vancouver Chamber Choir is proud to present its sister professional choir from Edmonton, Pro Coro Canada. ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Pro Coro Canada is a resident ensemble at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton, Alberta. Throughout its 34-year history, the 24 voices of Pro Coro have been shaped by some of the finest choral conductors in the world, including founder Michel Marc Gervais, Anders Eby, Søren Hansen, Agnes Grossmann, Richard Sparks, and (since 2012) Michael Zaugg. The choir has performed at the Toronto International Choral Festival (1994 and 2002), the 1988 Olympic Arts Festival, and Canadian Voices (the 2003 landmark series celebrating fifty years of professional choral singing in Canada and R. Murray Schafer's seventieth birthday).
2014-15 marks the third season of Swiss native Michael Zaugg's tenure as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with Pro Coro Canada. Previously he was Artistic Director of both the St. Lawrence Choir in Montreal (2007-2013) and the Cantata Singers of Ottawa (2005-2014). Michael is constantly exploring new ways of integrating art forms with choral music, featuring live paintings, poetry and light/multimedia to name a few. In 2009 Michael founded the Montreal Choral Institute, an umbrella organization dedicated to the advancement of choral education. Active also as a Guest Conductor, Michael Zaugg has worked with Canadian groups including Halifax Camerata, musica intima, l'Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, the Ontario and the Nova Scotia Youth Choirs. As Guest Lecturer he has worked with students at Brandon University (MB), University of Alberta and McGill University (QC).
Anton Bruckner - Ave Maria
Uģis Prauliņš - Laudibus in sanctis
Raimundo Gonzalez - My Soul
Matthew Whittall - A Cradle Song
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi - Die Stimme des Kindes
Haraldur Sveinbjörnsson - Memento mei
Cy Giacomin - Pater noster
Bernat Vivancos - Bubbles
Robert Rival - Saison des semailles, le soir
Mason Bates - Observer in the Magellanic Cloud
Ryerson United Church
2205 W. 45th Ave (at Yew St.)
British Columbia, Canada
Ryerson is a beautiful church in the heart of Kerrisdale with warm ambiance and excellent acoustics.
Parking is on the street around the church. It's free, but please respect permit only signs. The church is a two block walk from W. Boulevard and the Arbutus bus line.
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