Come and experience the biggest event of the season – the Vancouver Bach Choir will be performing the Canadian premiere of El Niño by renowned composer John Adams. More details
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The whole family of choirs joins forces to present a wonderful afternoon of Christmas favourites at the Orpheum Theatre. More details
The Vancouver Bach Choir will be joining forces with the acclaimed Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for two performances of Mozart’s magnificent Mass in C Minor. More details
Read Leslie Dala’s introduction to the exciting new 2012-2013 season here
The Vancouver Bach Choir is pleased to announce our “30 Under 30” program. If you’re 30 years of age or under, you can sign up to receive special discount tickets for our regular season concerts. Tickets are 2 for $30 and only available for a limited time.
How does it work?
Sign up for our 30 Under 30 mailing list, and the week of our concert, you will receive an email with a coupon code. You will have 48 hours to purchase tickets with that coupon code. Seats are for the best available seats (excluding Dress Circle), and purchases are unlimited.
3pm, Sunday 13 May 2012
Reception following the concert in the Trendell Lounge, St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church, 1490 Nanton Avenue at Granville
Haydn’s masterpiece performed in the original German. Haydn spent almost two years completing this work, the most time spent on any of his works. He was to have said, “I spent much time over it because I expect it to last a long time.” This is surely the most celebrated oratorio after Handel’s Messiah and rightly so.
It is a miracle of invention, word painting, and it conveys a sense of awe and wonder from the mysterious opening bars depicting Chaos until the Third Part in the Garden of Eden where peace and serenity reign. Featuring triumphant choruses and achingly beautiful arias, this work has not been programmed by the VBC in over a decade and it now makes a welcome return and brings a classic end to an adventurous season.
Two of the most explosive works of the 20th century. Stravinsky’s Les Noces (1923) is striking in its folklike writing which conjures up the excitement and ceremony of a rustic wedding. Featuring chorus, soloists, an ensemble of four pianos and an array of percussion instruments, this is a landmark work of the twentieth century and is perhaps Stravinsky’s most original creation. Carl Orff’s Catulli Carmina (1943), the “sequel” to his celebrated Carmina Burana uses similar forces and is a setting of the writings of Catullus (1st century BC Roman poet) which celebrates love and desire before the ultimate betrayal. The pulsing and driving rhythms of the music combined with the highly erotic poetry is sure to ignite one’s passions. We open the concert with Midsummer Flower (2008) by Marcel Bergmann, one of the featured pianists of the evening, which is a highly lyrical invocation to the first breath of spring
This concert will feature beloved traditional Christmas favourites as well as newer works, including a world premiere for the massed forces from the team of composer Cameron Wilson and writer Kico González-Risso. The concert is on Sunday December 4, 2011, at 2:00 pm at the Orpheum Theatre.
The VBC is pleased to announce that Kemuel Wong is our new Assistant Conductor, as of 1 September 2011. Kemuel holds a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Music degree, Major in General Studies: Secondary Education Stream from the University of British Columbia. More details are available on our Artistic Team page.