SEA PSALM

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

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, Canada

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, Canada

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, Canada

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, Canada

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, Canada

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, Canada

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, Canada

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 […]

Müzewest presents: Fire! Fire!

Annex 823 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Presented by Müzewest Concerts, Fire! Fire! is a night of Renaissance polyphony performed by five singers of the Vancouver Chamber Choir with commentary provided by the choir's Artistic Director, Kari Turunen. In the bleak winter, this intimate presentation of rarely heard secular madrigals of Italy and England is bound to warm even the most rainy […]

THE BAROQUE AFFECT

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

THE BAROQUE AFFECT connects the timeless works of the Baroque era to the choral conductors of today and tomorrow at this season’s Conductors’ Symposium showcase. Dr. Kari Turunen, an early music specialist, will facilitate advanced training in choral and Baroque performance practice to selected conductors in an intensive week of rehearsals and masterclasses. This year, […]

Broken Chord (co-presented by DanceHouse and Vancouver New Music)

Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

We are thrilled to have been invited to participate in Broken Chord, a very special touring production co-presented by DanceHouse and Vancouver New Music. There will be THREE performances at the Vancouver Playhouse: Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 PM Friday, February 24 at 8:00 PM Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 PM (Running time: 60 minutes, […]

JUBILEE

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

JUBILEE is a celebration of Afrocentric choral classics and contemporary works, including music by Canadian composer Nathaniel Dett as well as arrangements by guest conductor Rollo Dilworth. Dr. Dilworth is an internationally renowned choral conductor, clinician and composer with more than 150 original compositions and arrangements to his name. The Vancouver Chamber Choir will also […]

SPRINGTIME

Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

We are thrilled to return to the Orpheum for SPRINGTIME with internationally acclaimed pianist Jane Coop. In the spirit of rejuvenation, the program features three new works: Ay li lu (somewhere in infinity) by Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad, commissioned by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Blake’s “Seasons” by Colin Eatock, and a work by Iman Habibi […]

REFLECTIONS

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

North meets North at REFLECTIONS. We close the season in Vancouver and embark on our Northern European tour with a program that transcends the geographic and musical borders between Nordic lands. The northern identity is evident in works by composers both from Canada and the Nordic countries, including a commission by our composer-in-residence Matthew Whittall. […]

Tour: Haapsalu, Estonia

Haapsalu Cathedral Haapsalu Cathedral, Haapsalu, Lääne County, Estonia

We're thrilled to kick off our Northern European tour with the prestigious Nargenfestival. Founded by conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, this is the longest and most diverse summer cultural festival in Estonia. The first performance takes place at the stunning Haapsalu Cathedral which dates from the 13th century! Healey Willan • Rise up, my love Cyrillus Kreek […]

Tour: Tallinn, Estonia

Jaani kirik Vabaduse väljak 1, Tallinn, Estonia

We're thrilled to kick off our Northern European tour with the prestigious Nargenfestival. Founded by conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, this is the longest and most diverse summer cultural festival in Estonia. Jaani kirik (St. John's Church) was officially opened in 1867 — the year of Canadian Confederation! THIS CONCERT IS BEING RECORDED FOR FUTURE BROADCAST ON […]

Tour: Kuopio, Finland

Kuopio Cathedral Vuorikatu 17, Kuopio, Finland

The Finland leg of the tour begins with a concert at the Cathedral in Kuopio. Fun fact — one of Kuopio's sister cities is Winnipeg, MB! For this performance we are honoured to be joined by the Kuopion Tuomiokirkon Kamarikuoro (Kuopio Cathedral Chamber Choir). Here's a photo of Kari rehearsing with them in April: Healey […]

Tour: Helsinki, Finland (1)

Vanha Ylioppilastalo Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki, Finland

Community engagement is an important part of every Vancouver Chamber Choir tour, and this time we're delighted to be able to work with two of Helsinki's prestigious choirs, both of which were formerly led by our very own Artistic Director: The workshop will take place at Vanha ylioppilastalo (the "Old Student House") where we'll have […]

Tour: Helsinki, Finland (2)

Meilahti Church Pihlajatie 16, Helsinki, Finland

Kampin Laulu Chamber Choir, now led by conductor Saara Aittakumpu, was also formerly conducted by Kari Turunen, and we're delighted that they have invited us to share the stage with them for this special event. On the program will be the Helsinki premiere of Jacob Mühlrad's Ay li lu, co-commissioned by the Vancouver Chamber Choir […]

Tour: Helsinki, Finland (3)

Kallio Church Itäinen Papinkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland

Our final engagement in Helsinki is at Helsinki Organ Summer 2023 where we'll be joined by organist Olli Pyylampi. The festival runs throughout the entire summer in several venues across the city — a total of 113 concerts! Healey Willan • Rise up, my love Ina Boyle • Jesu, thou Son of Mary (from Gaelic […]

Tour: Tampere, Finland (1)

Tampere Hall Yliopistonkatu 55, Tampere, Finland

The final leg of the tour takes us to Tampere, Finland for the prestigious biennial Tampereen Sävel (Tampere Vocal Music Festival) whose Artistic Director for 2023 is none other than Kari Turunen. There are many events scheduled throughout our 4-day residency at the festival, the first of which is to act as the "lab choir" […]

Tour: Tampere, Finland (2)

Tampere Cathedral Tuomiokirkonkatu 3b, Tampere, Finland

Immediately after the final concert of the Choir Conducting Masterclass we'll dash over to Tampere Cathedral for a guest appearance in a concert presented by Somnium Ensemble (from Helsinki) and their conductor, Elisa Huovinen: Somnium Ensemble will present a program of music entitled Iäisyyteen ikävä on (I long for eternity), with music by composers from […]

Tour: Tampere, Finland (3)

Tampere Cathedral Tuomiokirkonkatu 3b, Tampere, Finland

Our two-week tour comes to an end with a final gala performance at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival.   Healey Willan • Rise up, my love Sherryl Sewepagaham • Nitohtamok Askîy (Listen to the Land) Chris Sivak • Alouette Meets Her Maker Jocelyn Morlock • One Black Spike John Estacio • Ella Sunlight (from Eulogies) […]