Interplay is an interactive workshop for Canadian composers who write for chorus: it provides them with the opportunity to workshop their in-progress (or recently completed) choral works and ideas with Kari Turunen and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

In these workshops, composers are allotted individual rehearsal time with the professional chorus and conductor. This time may be used to test completed work and/or try out new concepts. The conductor, singers, and composer may dialogue about musical and technical features, strengths, flaws, textures, colours, notations, and many other aspects of successful choral writing. Each workshop is closely tailored to the needs and interests of the individual composer.

There is no charge to composers for the workshops, thanks to the generous support of the SOCAN Foundation and other supporters of our educational programs.

The second Interplay session of the 2023/24 season is scheduled for:

    • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 11:30am-1:30pm.

This session will be held in person at Hodson Manor (1254 West 7th Ave., Vancouver) so selected applicants must be prepared to travel to Vancouver.

The first Interplay session of the season was held on Thursday, November 16, 2023 and we had 5 stellar composers take part.

  • This workshop is open to applicants of all nationalities but priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Participants must be able to travel to Vancouver, BC.