Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vancouver Chamber Choir - HOME AGAIN March 19 & 21

Artistic Director Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir are pleased to present their 39th concert season… a world of music! Following a western Canadian tour, the Choir will be HOME AGAIN in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19 and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21 at Ryerson United Church (2195 West 45th Avenue at Yew Street, Kerrisdale, Vancouver).
Every spring the Vancouver Chamber Choir tours one region of Canada or another - this year it’s the West: BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. It’s actually the Choir’s 79th tour in 39 years, and 60 of those have been in Canada.  (Click here for a light-hearted tour blog.)

One of the Choir’s little traditions is to bring that traveling choral experience back to share with loyal Vancouver audiences. So come welcome them HOME AGAIN.

You can depend on Jon Washburn’s tour programmes to provide a kaleidoscope of choral styles, moods and flavours. You won’t want to miss this one! Two performances, Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

Orlando Gibbons: O clap your hands
Henry Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord
Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus à 8 voci
Heinrich Schütz: Deutsches Magnificat
Larry Nickel: O Sacrum Convivium
Rob Teehan: Hear my prayer, O Lord
Iain Quinn: O esca viatorum
David von Kampen: Before this autumn wind
Stephen Chatman: Clocks
Antonín Dvorák: Three Biblical Songs
Bob Chilcott: My Prayer
Charles Villiers Stanford: The Blue Bird
Sydney Hodkinson: Menagerie
Ysaye Barnwell: Wanting Memories
Jon Washburn: Bonny Portmore
Scott Macmillan: The Beagle and the Beluga and the Eagle’s Fine Times

Tickets to HOME AGAIN are $23 – 26 at Ticketmaster. Rush tickets are available for $10 at the door one hour before the concert for youth under 26 and students (valid ID required for both). Visit to purchase online or phone 604-280-3311.

The Vancouver Chamber Choir acknowledges the generous assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia, the British Columbia Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, London Drugs, and The Vancouver Sun.

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