Interplay is an opportunity for emerging or established Canadian composers who write for choir/vocal ensemble to workshop their in-progress (or recently completed) works with Kari Turunen and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.
In these workshops, composers are allotted individual rehearsal time with the professional choir and conductor. This time may be used to test completed work and/or try out new concepts. The conductor, singers and composer can discuss musical and technical features, strengths, flaws, textures, colours, notations and many other aspects of successful choral writing.
THERE IS NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE.
FALL 2021 WORKSHOP DETAILS
Due to the ongoing pandemic, this IN-PERSON workshop is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents only. Participants must be able to travel to Vancouver and, in accordance with public health guidelines of the province of British Columbia, must be able to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 via the BC Vaccine Passport smartphone app (or similar, if arriving from another province).
The workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Vancouver’s Orpheum ANNEX (823 Seymour Street) from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Instructions on how to access the venue as well as any venue-specific COVID restrictions will be communicated to participants in advance of the workshop day.
Selected composers will each be given approx. 25 minutes with Kari and the choir. Observers are also welcome to attend all or part of the workshop(s) but must adhere to the same rules as outlined above.
Interested composers and observers are invited to submit an application using the link below no later than Sunday, October 31, 2021.
- Compositions must be for unaccompanied (a cappella) voices. SATB voicing (with or without divisi) is preferred.
- Text can be in any language but must be clearly laid out under each voice part. Please provide a translation if the text is not in English.
- Scores should be typeset and in PDF format. Letter size (8.5″ x 11″) is preferred.
SPRING 2022 WORKSHOP – SAVE THE DATE!
A second workshop will be offered on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Vancouver’s Orpheum ANNEX (823 Seymour Street) from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Whether this will be an in-person, online or hybrid event is yet to be determined. Details will be announced at a later date.
We gratefully acknowledge the following foundations and corporations who are so generously supporting this educational program: