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September 2018

The Heart’s Reflection: Presenting Kari Turunen from Finland

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Pacific Spirit (formerly Dunbar Ryerson) United Church, 2195 W 45th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6M 2J4 Canada
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Our opening concert will introduce Artistic Director candidate Kari Turunen from Finland. His repertoire is rich in music from Northern Europe and North America. Featured are Jaakko Mäntyjärvi's evocative Canticum calamitatis maritimae about the sinking of the Estonia, and Canadian/Finnish composer Matthew Whittall's E.E. Cummings setting love is a place. Other works in this eclectic programme are by Josquin, Lassus, Schütz, Finzi, Kreek, Chatman, Elder, Rautavaara, Runestad and Makaroff. Kari Turunen is the artistic director of the male chorus Akademiska…

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October 2018

We are Singers/We are Song: Joy in Singing

October 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Pacific Spirit (formerly Dunbar Ryerson) United Church, 2195 W 45th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6M 2J4 Canada
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Jon Washburn combines the Choir's professional singers with advanced choral students from Vancouver's university music departments in the annual FOCUS! event. Special guest choirs include the Capilano University Singers conducted by Lars Kaario and the Trinity Western University Chamber Choir conducted by Joel Tranquilla. Choral excitement will be guaranteed with music by Lotti, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Monteverdi, Fauré, Rutter and more! Antonio Lotti • Crucifixus Ludwig van Beethoven • Opferlied, Op.121b Dietrich Buxtehude • Missa brevis Claudio Monteverdi • Lasciatemi…

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November 2018

For Love is Strong: Presenting Kathleen Allan from Vancouver

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Pacific Spirit (formerly Dunbar Ryerson) United Church, 2195 W 45th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6M 2J4 Canada
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Our audiences are fully aware of Kathleen Allan's multiple talents as conductor-singer-composer and her long association with the Vancouver Chamber Choir. This concert — her official audition — will feature a performance of the famous Mass for Double Choir by Frank Martin, the most renowned Swiss composer of the 20th century. Between those Mass movements, though, Ms. Allan will introduce a great variety of music — both secular and sacred — by Arcadelt, Lassus, O'Regan, Lang, Sharman, Shaw, Braden, Hawley,…

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December 2018

Handel’s Messiah: Jon Washburn Conducts

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 Canada
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In this 48th season of the Choir, Jon Washburn will conduct his 48th performance of Messiah, Vancouver's perennial Christmas favourite. It features the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra and a stellar roster of Canadian vocal soloists — soprano Nathalie Paulin, countertenor Daniel Cabena, tenor Isaiah Bell and bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus. G.F. Handel • Messiah   Corporate support generously provided by:

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