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Event Archive - EARTH/SEA/SKY - Music of our Natural World: Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn (Conductor)

Fri. September 30th 2016 @  Ryerson United Church (All Ages)
20:00 - 22:00 doors at 19:00
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, 1-855-985-2787
Presented by: Vancouver Chamber Choir

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Music: Classical, Classical
Music celebrates nature in a million ways and a million pieces. Our opening concert of the season presents just a few of these under the guise of natural madrigals, romantic wilderness, shadowwater, dreamwater, Formosan skies, riddles, water, sun, wind and rain. Music of Morley, Monteverdi, Weelkes, Josquin, Schumann, Whitacre, Britten, Barber, Chatman, Chilcott and more.

Thomas Morley - Now is the gentle season/The fields abroad
Claudio Monteverdi - Ecco mormorar l’onde
Thomas Weelkes - Thule, the period of Cosmography
Josquin des Prez - El grillo

Robert Schumann - An die Sterne, Op. 141, No. 1
Robert Schumann - Ungewisses Licht, Op. 141, No. 2
Robert Schumann – Talismane, Op. 141, No. 4

Eric Whitacre - Water Night
Jon Washburn - Bird-Rain-Sky (Songs of Taiwan)
William Bergsma - Riddle Me This

Benjamin Britten - Carry her over the water (from Paul Bunyan)
Don Macdonald - Winter Sun
David von Kampen - Before this autumn wind
Samuel Barber - To Be Sung on the Water, Op. 42, No. 2

Stephen Chatman - Voices of Earth: Snow
Bob Chilcott - Weather Report

Tickets: $29-$33
Available Aug 15 at 1-855-985-2787
Student rush tickets $10 at the door


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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