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RACHMANINOV VESPERS "and Lauridsen Lux aeterna": Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers, Vancouver Cantata Singers, Vancouver Youth Choir, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Jon Washburn

Fri. March 30th The Orpheum (All Ages)
8 PM
$21-$55 On sale now
Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov’s music for the Orthodox “All-Night Vigil” - often known in the West as the “Vespers” - is known as his finest unaccompanied choral work, one of the landmarks of the entire choral repertoire. The Vancouver Chamber Choir combines with the Vancouver Cantata Singers to create a suitable Slavic sonority. As a companion piece, the Pacifica Singers join us for a 21st-century masterpiece and Vancouver Chamber Choir favourite – Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” for choirs and orchestra, an intimate work of quiet serenity centred around a universal symbol of hope, reassurance and goodness. And as a little bonus, Gabriel Faure’s exquisite “Messe basse” in Jon Washburn’s orchestral version, featuring the vibrant young singers of the Vancouver Youth Choir.

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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

Vancouver Cantata Singers (Chamber Choir)

Directed by Paula Kremer, Vancouver Cantata Singers is a multi-award-winning, semi-professional choral ensemble in Vancouver, BC. Known for technical virtuosity, fine blend and exceptionally high performance standards, the choir also commissions new works from critically acclaimed composers which have led to extremely successful and innovative c... 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