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January 2019

Love & Mercy: Presenting Erick Lichte from Portland/Vancouver

January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6M 1E8 Canada
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The final audition concert presents Erick Lichte, whom Vancouverites know as the Artistic Director of Chor Leoni Men's Choir. His mostly contemporary and international repertoire will include John Tavener's Village Wedding, David Lang's manifesto, Eric Whitacre's A Boy and a Girl and more music by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Zachary Wadsworth, Roberto Caamaño, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Eleanor Daley, Jennifer Higdon, Steven Sametz, Felix Mendelssohn and George Gershwin. As a founding member, singer and Artistic Director of the male vocal ensemble Cantus, Lichte created…

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February 2019

Masterpiece: Famous Choruses of Great Composers

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6M 1E8 Canada
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This concert culminates our 39th annual National Conductors' Symposium. Jon Washburn and five Symposium conductors will concentrate on music by Bach, Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Willan, Wagner, Raminsh, Britten and Orff with music drawn from famous Passions, Oratorios, Masses, Requiems and Operas. Pianist Stephen Smith and the Choir's many fine soloists get ample opportunity to shine, too! J.S. Bach • Herr, unser Herrscher (from St. John Passion) Claudio Monteverdi • Lauda Jerusalem, Dominum (from Vespers) G.F. Handel •…

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Music Sea to Sea: The Farewell Tour

February 22, 2019 - March 11, 2019

The Vancouver Chamber Choir will be honouring Jon Washburn's contribution to the Canadian choral landscape on this coast-to-coast tour in February/March 2019. We will visit the Prairies, Central Canada and Atlantic Canada. Please visit this page at a later date to find a performance near you! Proudly supported by:       Travel assistance generously provided by:

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March 2019

Music Sea to Sea: The Farewell Tour (Vancouver performance)

March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6M 1E8 Canada
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The Farewell Tour, which will be toured across Canada, will feature our all-time Top Ten List (by number of performances over the last 48 years) including Bach's Lobet den Herrn, Debussy's Trois chansons, Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia and more music by Zoltán Kodály, Imant Raminsh, R. Murray Schafer, Stephen Foster and Loreena McKennitt. This concert will mark the 92 domestic and foreign tours with the Vancouver Chamber Choir which Jon Washburn has led during the last half century. J.S.…

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April 2019

Music for a Very Good Friday: Bach/O’Regan/Vaughan Williams

April 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 Canada
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Jon Washburn draws all his soloists, choirs, alumni and orchestra together for a wonderful evening of music to celebrate the passage of his 48 years as leader of the Vancouver Chamber Choir. The music is resplendent — J.S. Bach's marvellous Missa brevis in g minor, Tarik O'Regan's mystic and evocative Solitude Trilogy and a celebratory massed performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams' glorious Five Mystical Songs. J.S. Bach • Missa brevis in g minor, BWV 235 Tarik O'Regan • Solitude Trilogy…

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May 2019

Youth & Music 2019: Music’s Future

May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6M 1E8 Canada
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This biennial event — co-sponsored by the Canadian Music Centre BC Region — highlights the finalists and winners of our 14th Young Composers' Competition, while Jon Washburn's Vancouver Chamber Choir and Carrie Tennant's Vancouver Youth Choir celebrate the wonderful combination of Youth & Music with music by Tavener, Rutter, Sandström and Washburn. There will be four newly-commissioned pieces from young professionals we've discovered. If you love music and you believe in young people, this concert will warm your heart. Jan…

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