Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Magnificat! A Festive 40th Anniversary Christmas

Celebrating their milestone concert season, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Artistic Director Jon Washburn will present MAGNIFICAT! A Festive 40th Anniversary Christmas at 8pm Friday, December 3 at the Orpheum Theatre. Joining the festivities will be Martha Guth (soprano), Pacifica Singers, the Vancouver Chamber Choir Alumni Chorus and the Vancouver Chamber Orchestra.
This is the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s gala 40th anniversary Christmas concert. One highlight will be the world premiere of Stephen Chatman’s Magnificat, written for this occasion. It’s the fifth of the Choir’s outstanding 40th anniversary commissions, composed for soprano solo, choir and orchestra.

The Choir will also sing an earlier rendition of the Magnificat text by Antonio Vivaldi and a newly revised orchestral version of Jon Washburn’s A Silver Christmas. To close the evening, the present choir will be joined by former singers of the last 40 years for a rousing carol sing.

Join in celebration of those who have given us the last four decades of wonderful music-making.

Meet composer Stephen Chatman for a pre-concert talk at 7pm.

Antonio Vivaldi - Magnificat
Jon Washburn - A Silver Christmas
Stephen Chatman - Magnificat world premiere
David Willcocks - Five Carols

Tickets to MAGNIFICAT! are $19.50 - $47.50, available at Ticketmaster. Rush tickets are always 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 City of Vancouver, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, MCL Motor Cars, Jaguar, The Listel Hotel, and the Vancouver Sun.

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