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Event Archive - Into Paradise: Vancouver Peace Choir

Fri. April 24th 2009 8 pm - 9:30 pm doors at 7 pm Gilmore Park United Church Richmond BC (All Ages) 8 pm - 9:30 pm doors at 7 pm
Tickets $20 adult | $15 senior $10 student at the door only.
JUNO nominated conductor and composer, Timothy Corlis and assistant director Kathleen Allan will team up with saxophonist Willem Moolenbeek and pianist Boyd McDonald for the first performance of the Vancouver Peace Choir, April 24 in Richmond and April 26 at UBC in Vancouver, in concerts centred around Earth Day and environmental consciousness.

The unusual combination of saxophone with choir will lead a musical celebration of the earth and a hopeful vision of environmental stewardship. Into Paradise will feature the Vancouver premier of Corlis’ work “In Paradisum” for tenor sax and choir, as well as works by Felix Mendelssohn, Astor Piazzolla, Frederick Chopin, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and Simon & Garfunkel. Also on the programme is the premiere of Elements Merge in the Night, by Scott Good, composer in residence at the Vancouver Symphony.


The Vancouver Peace Choir is dedicated to the search for inner and outer expressions of peace through music. Its vision is to create a place to experience deep contemplation and to become a source of inspiration for the peacemakers in our world. The choir will bring together experienced musicians that share a passion for the work of peace in all meanings of the word – politically, environmentally, and interpersonally. Their concerts will draw from freshly composed works that aim to speak out about the injustices of today’s modern world and from traditional choral repertoire that has expressed the spirit of peacemaking throughout the ages.

Vancouver Peace Choir (choral)

The Vancouver Peace Choir (Timothy Corlis, director) is dedicated to the search for inner and outer expressions of peace through music. Its vision is to create a place to experience deep contemplation and to become a source of inspiration for the peacemakers in our world. The choir will bring together experienced musicians that share a passion for ... more info
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