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Event Archive - Schafer/85: A Birthday Spectacular: Vancouver Chamber Choir, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Jon Washburn

Fri. July 6th 2018 The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (All Ages)
8:00pm doors at 7:00pm

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Music: Classical
Schafer/85: A Birthday Spectacular
8pm Friday, July 6, 2018
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Celebrate the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, in recognition of his 85th birthday!

Jon Washburn leads the singers and soloists of the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Orchestra in three major works:
* The Star Princess and the Waterlilies
A Schaferian creation myth on the celestial origin of waterlilies for women’s voices, alto solo, narrator and percussion.
* Narcissus and Echo
Young Narcissus encounters the nymph, Echo — as written by Ovid and recounted by the blind seer, Tiresias — for chorus, baritone and soprano soloists.
* The Love that Moves the Universe
Music of the stars and spheres of light of the first and last cantos of Dante’s Paradiso (from Divina Commedia) for chorus and orchestra intermingled.

The evening will also feature filmed interviews with the honoured composer and his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.

More info:

Tickets: $24.50-53.50, $15 Student Rush 604-822-2697

- This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
- We are grateful to the Chan Endowment Fund at the University of British Columbia for its support of this event.


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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