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Two of Canada’s top choirs come together to present a program of powerful choral masterpieces.: Chor Leoni, Elektra Women's Choir

Sat. April 12th 2014 7:30pm - 10pm doors at 6:45pm The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (All Ages) 7:30pm - 10pm doors at 6:45pm
$30 adults & seniors | $15 students [w/ID]
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Two of Canada’s top choirs, Chor Leoni and Elektra, come together to present a program of powerful choral masterpieces from the past decade that view the traditional Passion story through a modern lens. David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion draws its text and inspiration from the unlikely pairing of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of The Little Match Girl and J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. In this emotionally charged work, the pain and longing of a homeless girl is transfigured into a human Passion story
for our own time and place. Rising young choral star Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Passion and Resurrection is a fiery, sumptuous, and ecstatic setting of the Passion for choir and string orchestra with soprano soloist. In this work, Ešenvalds has combined texts from
Byzantine traditions as well as the Old and New Testament and has created one of the most powerful and immediate choral works ever written.

Pre-concert chat from the Chan stage at 6:45pm

Chor Leoni (male choir)

Known internationally and loved locally, CHOR LEONI MEN’S CHOIR is recognized as one of the vanguard male vocal ensembles in North America. With stylistic grace and an adventurous spirit, Vancouver’s Singing Lions have enriched and transformed people’s lives through singing for over twenty years. Chor Leoni performs in many languages and sty... more info

Elektra Women's Choir (choral)

The mission of Elektra Women's Choir is to inspire and lead in the choral art form through excellence in performance and the creation, exploration, and celebration of women's repertoire. Under the collaboration of two world-class conductors, Elektra inspires a strong following through consistent excellence in performance and a rich palette of sound... more info
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