TOGETHER

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

TOGETHER includes a program of reflective and expansive Canadian choral works as well as splashes of extra colour from elsewhere, especially Finland. Throughout the evening, we are proud to present two premieres by BC composers Gerda Blok-Wilson and Don Macdonald as well as a collection of traditional choral selections. Our Fall 2021 Season opening concert […]

PÄRT (Oct. 28 – matinée)

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Estonian Arvo Pärt is the most-performed classical composer of the last decade. His idiosyncratic minimalist style is sometimes described as being influenced by medieval music or Gregorian chant, but he ultimately has a very distinct voice of his own. This concert features choral works composed between 1976 and 2003 which invite the listener to enjoy […]

PÄRT (Oct. 29 – evening)

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Estonian Arvo Pärt is the most-performed classical composer of the last decade. His idiosyncratic minimalist style is sometimes described as being influenced by medieval music or Gregorian chant, but he ultimately has a very distinct voice of his own. This concert features choral works composed between 1976 and 2003 which invite the listener to enjoy […]

FIFTY

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Pre-sales have now ended and regular seating is now sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door — these are at a reduced price of $25 (taxes included) and are only valid for the rows of folding chairs at the back of the church. Doors open at 6:45pm. We delight […]

WASSAIL (Dec. 16 – matinée)

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

We extend a warm seasonal invitation for listeners to join us at WASSAIL, our 2021 holiday concert featuring English carols both old and new, as well as a performance of Benjamin Britten’s masterwork A Boy was Born. Britten was only a teenager when he wrote A Boy was Born, an ambitious cycle of variations on […]

WASSAIL (Dec. 17 – evening)

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

We extend a warm seasonal invitation for listeners to join us at WASSAIL, our 2021 holiday concert featuring English carols both old and new, as well as a performance of Benjamin Britten’s masterwork A Boy was Born. Britten was only a teenager when he wrote A Boy was Born, an ambitious cycle of variations on […]

JUST SOCIETY

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC

This concert is a true celebration of youth: we will be joined on stage by the Vancouver Youth Choir, the Argyle Secondary School Chamber Choir and our Focus choir. Another layer of youthful energy will be added by the winning contributions of our Young Composers' Competition. All the musical selections reflect this exuberance and thematically […]

DIXIT DOMINUS

Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC

We are thrilled to return to Vancouver's historic Orpheum Theatre for a sparkling performance of Bach and Handel's early choral works. In 1707, Georg Friedrich Händel (later to be known as George Frideric Handel) and Johann Sebastian Bach were precocious 22-year-olds. For Bach, it was a good year: he applied and was hired as the […]

PATH OF MIRACLES

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church 1022 Nelson St., Vancouver, BC

Joby Talbot is a versatile British composer who was written music for a variety of purposes and in a wide range of styles. His Path of Miracles from 2005 is an exciting choral work that describes the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Santiago. The texts are in several languages and the musical […]

NORDIC SOUNDS

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

We are delighted to be able to return to the traditional form of our annual Conductors' Symposium. Four selected conductors will work with the choir during an intensive week and the results will be on show in a concert for our audience to see and experience. This season, the theme is Nordic music, in keeping […]

BRIGHT MOON 明月 *NEW DATE*

Fraserview Church 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC

Vancouver's Asian communities have, for well over a century, helped shape the face of the city. This concert celebrates this essential part of the diversity of our city, the history, cultures and many of the languages. Guest conductor Jennifer Tham (Singapore/Vancouver) will take the podium to lead us on this journey. Jennifer directs the SYC […]

SEA PSALM

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

We are riding a wave of joy as we begin the season with songs of the sea. The music embodies all the experiences of being on the water: the turbulent storms, the blissful calms, the ebb and flow of life. The sounds of the sea combined with the glistening and undulating textures of the organ, […]

TIME BENDS

St. James Community Square 3214 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

The flow of time cannot be altered, but music can bend it. TIME BENDS features themes of curiosity and meaning, loss and belonging, the old and the new. This concert features the world premiere of Vancouver composer Peter Hannan’s commission Runs deep, bends time, for choir and electronics, exploring the cycles of our existence as […]

CECILIA

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

CECILIA commemorates the November Feast Day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, with works by women including three contemporary Cecilias: Cecilia Livingston, Cecilia Damström and Cecilia McDowall. Also featured is Gaelic Hymns, a gem by Ina Boyle, an underrepresented Irish composer of the 20th century. Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia rounds out […]

A CHORAL FEAST

Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is known for its exceptional choral ensembles. The Vancouver Chamber Choir is proud to host A CHORAL FEAST, a pop-up one-day festival of Vancouver’s superb smaller vocal ensembles: Laudate Singers, musica intima, Phoenix Chamber Choir, Vancouver Cantata Singers and the Vancouver Youth Choir. Come enjoy a tasting menu of choral music in a friendly […]

CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT (6:30pm)

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Experience an evening of peace, beauty and tranquility at CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT. Amid the warm glow of candlelight, the Vancouver Chamber Choir will present works by composers John Tavener, Giovanni Gabrieli and Matthew Whittall, our composer-in-residence for the season. Unplug from the whirlwind of the holidays and join us for an evening of magical Christmas […]

CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT (8:30pm)

Pacific Spirit United Church 2195 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Experience an evening of peace, beauty and tranquility at CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT. Amid the warm glow of candlelight, the Vancouver Chamber Choir will present works by composers John Tavener, Giovanni Gabrieli and Matthew Whittall, our composer-in-residence for the season. Unplug from the whirlwind of the holidays and join us for an evening of magical Christmas […]

UNDER THE NORTH STAR (6:00pm)

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, BC

Journey to another world for a fully immersive audio-visual experience, a one-of-a-kind choral presentation, UNDER THE NORTH STAR. Join us at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and watch as the planets, meteor showers, galaxies, and other astronomical wonders transport us across the universe. Repertoire includes works by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, Franco-Ontarian composer Marie-Claire Saindon […]

UNDER THE NORTH STAR (8:00pm)

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, BC

Journey to another world for a fully immersive audio-visual experience, a one-of-a-kind choral presentation, UNDER THE NORTH STAR. Join us at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and watch as the planets, meteor showers, galaxies, and other astronomical wonders transport us across the universe. Repertoire includes works by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, Franco-Ontarian composer Marie-Claire Saindon […]