Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Monday, April 19, 2010

Vancouver Chamber Choir: Famous Choruses from Great Composers May 8

Artistic Director Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir are pleased to celebrate the 30th annual presentation of the National Conductors’ Symposium with a concert of choruses from choral masterworks. MASTERPIECE will be at 8pm Saturday, May 8 at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver with the workshop’s five participants as guest conductors and Stephen Smith, piano.
Each guest conductor receives significant time working with Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, during five days of intensive masterclasses. Always a season highlight, the NCS concert provides a forum to display newly developed choral techniques, conducting gestures and score interpretation.

Selected and instructed by Jon Washburn, the NCS participants are Charissa Bagan (Vancouver, BC), Fiona Blackburn (Maple Ridge, BC), Sean Burton (Sioux City, Iowa), Kimberley Schultz (Colorado Springs, Colorado), and Carrie Tennant (Vancouver, BC).

As a finale, Jon Washburn and the five Symposium conductors present this concert of music from an all-star team of composers - Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Britten, Raminsh, Willan and Orff. Always one of the most intriguing concerts of the season.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Herr, unser Herrscher St John Passion

Claudio Monteverdi
Lauda Jerusalem, Dominum Marian Vespers

George Frideric Handel
We never will bow down Judas Maccabeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Credo in unum Deum Mass in C minor

Ludwig van Beethoven
Agnus Dei Mass in C Major

Franz Josef Haydn
Vollendet ist das grosse Werk Creation

Johannes Brahms
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen Ein deutsches Requiem

Healey Willan
Introit Requiem

Richard Wagner
Wach’ auf! Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Imant Raminsh
Jubilate Deo, omnis terra Symphony of Psalms

Benjamin Britten
Let us sleep now War Requiem

Carl Orff
Ave formosissima/O Fortuna Carmina Burana

Tickets to MASTERPIECE 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.

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