Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vancouver Chamber Choir: The Love that Moves the Universe

Jon Washburn will lead the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers, Trinity Western University Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Orchestra in the Good Friday concert THE LOVE THAT MOVES THE UNIVERSE at 8pm, April 2 at the Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street at Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver. The performance will feature the premiere of R. Murray Schafer’s The Love that Moves the Universe, and two intimate masterpieces by Schubert and Mozart.
This programme will include four masters. Three are among the Choir’s favourite composers from three musical epochs: Classical (Mozart), Romantic (Schubert) and Modern (Schafer). The fourth master is Dante Alighieri, the 14th century Italian author of The Divine Comedy.
Dante provided the text of the atmospheric new work for choir and strings by brilliant Canadian composer Schafer (pictured at left). Based on selections from Dante’s Volume III - Paradiso - the new piece is entitled The Love that Moves the Universe. It will be another world premiere, and the third of the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s six 40th anniversary commissions supported by the Arts Partners in Creative Development.

Join John William Trotter for a pre-concert talk at 7:05pm.

Franz Schubert Mass in G Major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vesperae Solennes, KV 339
R Murray Schafer The Love that Moves the Universe

Tickets to UNIVERSE are $18.50 – $44.75 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, Jaguar, MCL Motor Cars, ClearLine Chartered Accountants, and The Vancouver Sun.

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