Vancouver Chamber Choir
Jon Washburn, conductor Description In the 46 years since our formation in 1971, there have been only 136 singers as full members of the Vancouver Chamber Choir — just 20 at a time, of course. Each has been asked to recommend his or her favourite madrigal, motet, folksong and encore. There have been 122 nominations of 93 different pieces from singers past and present. Out of this cornucopia of great music, Jon Washburn has selected madrigals by Morley, Gibbons, Ward and Weelkes; a major motet by J.S. Bach; folksongs by Washburn, Smith and Erb; encores by Quick, Schafer and Billy Joel; and other pieces by Debussy, Corigliano, Chilcott and Biebl. It's a veritable choral hit parade and you're invited!
Repertoire Thomas Morley - Fire, fire!
Orlando Gibbons - The silver swan
John Ward - Come, sable night
Thomas Weelkes - As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
J.S. Bach - Singet dem Herrn
Claude Debussy - Trois chansons de Charles d'Orléans
John Corigliano - L'invitation au voyage
Bob Chilcott - My Prayer
Franz Biebl - Ave Maria
Stephen Smith (arr.) - À la claire fontaine
Jon Washburn (arr.) - Chinese Melodies
James Erb (arr.) - Shenandoah
Jonathan Quick (arr.) - Loch Lomond
R. Murray Schafer - Gamelan
Billy Joel/Peter Berring (arr.) - And so it goes
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.