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PSALMS & SONNETS The Poetry of Song: Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn, Bryn Nixon, Linda Lee Thomas

Fri. September 26th 2008 8:00 - 9:45 doors at 7:00 @  Ryerson United Church (All Ages) 8:00 - 9:45 doors at 7:00
$10 - 25
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The Vancouver Chamber Choir will visit two of choral music’s prime poetic sources - Shakespeare and the Bible - as it opens its 38th season of great music-making. There are psalm settings by Mendelssohn, Britten, Raminsh and Knut Nystedt. Then words of the Bard of Avon in Vaughan Williams’ Shakespeare Songs and Bengt Hallberg’s jazz-influenced Concerto for Piano and Chorus. Organist Bryn Nixon and pianist Linda Lee Thomas join Jon Washburn and the Choir.

Vancouver Chamber Choir

The Vancouver Chamber Choir is Canada's outstanding professional vocal ensemble. Based on the Pacific Coast in British Columbia, conductor Jon Washburn and his twenty singers are noted for their diverse repertoire and performing excellence. The ACDA Choral Journal has declared the VCC to be "as fine a vocal chamber group as any in the world today."... more info

Jon Washburn

Jon Washburn is the Conductor and Artistic Director of Canada's outstanding professional vocal ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Well known internationally for his mastery of choral technique and interpretation, Washburn travels widely as guest conductor, lecturer, clinician, and master teacher. In addition to Canada and the United States, he ... more info
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