We delight in welcoming Jon Washburn, the Founder and Conductor Emeritus of the choir to share the podium with Artistic Director Kari Turunen for our 50th anniversary concert, FIFTY. The evening will not only pay tribute to 50 incredible years of choral performance, but nearly 400 works commissioned and premiered by the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Listeners can look forward to a new commission by Vancouver composer Katerina Gimon as well as the Canadian premiere of a rarely-performed work by the late R. Murray Schafer. We are thrilled to be sharing our 50th anniversary with our audience this November — nearly 50 years to the day since our first official ticketed concert in November 1971!
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Kathleen Allan • Stars
Ēriks Ešenvalds • Härmaniitide lend (from Hilissügis)
Katerina Gimon • she was wilderness [PREMIERE]
Mikko Nisula • Les Rêveries, Op. 47 [PREMIERE]
Matthew Whittall • Lauantaisauna [Canadian Premiere]
Imant Raminsh • Ave Maria
R. Murray Schafer • Landscapes and Soundscapes [Canadian Premiere]
Rodgers/Sondheim/Washburn • Do I hear a waltz?