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Miniwanka - R. Murray Schafer
 
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Waves whipped into surf, pelting the first rocks as the amphibian ascends from the sea. And although he may occasionally turn his back on the waves, he will never escape their atavistic charm. "The wise man delights in water," says Lao-tzu. The roads of man all lead to water. It is the fundamental of the original soundscape and the sound which above all others gives us the most delight in its myriad transformations. - R. Murray Schafer This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Gamelan - R. Murray Schafer
 
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The most accessible of Schafer scores, “Gamelan” is based on the scales and sonorities of the gamelan orchestras of Bali and Java. The Balinese call the five tones of their scale dong, deng, dung, dang, ding. The words have an onomatopoeic suggestiveness. This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Epitaph for Moonlight - R. Murray Schafer
 
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"All modern languages have colourful words to describe sound qualities. Numerous exercises could be devised to explore language onomatopoeia, starting by simply making lists of words in your own language that illustrate in sound the notion or object they are describing (gurgle, splash, bubble, smack, pop, etc.). But an exercise I prefer is to invent words in your own private language with onomatopoeic qualities. Try inventing some to illustrate the following: bell sneeze a bomb exploding a cat purring moonlight Here, for example are some onomatopoeic inventions for 'moonlight' given to me by 11-year-olds..." - R. Murray Schafer This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Scores of this music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Snowforms - R. Murray Schafer
 
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"As the urban populations of the world grow, the forces and charms of nature are more distanced from increasing numbers or people. But I do not write such works out of nostalgia; they are a very real part of my life... Snowforms began as a series of sketches of snowdrifts, seen out the window of my Monteagle Valley farmhouse. I took these sketches and traced a pentagram over them. The notes of the piece emerged wherever the lines of the sketch and the stave crossed. Of course I modified the drawings as necessary since the work is primarily a piece of music and only secondarily a set of sketches. I printed the work so that the shapes of the snow were white over a pale blue background" - R. Murray Schafer This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Sun - R. Murray Schafer
 
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"Having discovered the mathematical correspondence between the ratios of harmonics in a sounding string, and noting that the planets and stars also appeared to move with perfect regularity, Pythagoras united discovery with intuition and conjectured that the two types of motion were both expressions of a perfect universal law, binding music and mathematics. Pythagoras is reported to have been able to hear the celestial music, though none of his disciples was able to do so." - R Murray Schafer This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
A Garden of Bells - R. Murray Schafer
 
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"A garden is a place where nature is cultivated. It is a humanized treatment of landscape. Trees, fruit, flowers, grass are sculpted organically from the wilderness by art and science... A true garden is a feast for all the senses." - R. Murray Schafer This piece received widespread acclaim when it was toured both in Canada and internationally in the early '70s. Conductor Jon Washburn always told audiences to imagine they were in a beautiful soniferous garden, where instead of flowers, there were bells of different shapes and sizes. As you walked through the garden, the bells would ring and produce a wonderful melody. This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Magic Songs - R. Murray Schafer
 
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"Magic Songs" leads us back to the era of ‘tone magic’, when the purpose of singing was not merely to give pleasure but was intended to bring about a desired effect in the physical world. In spirit culture, everything has its voice and the aim of the singer is to unify her- or himself with this voice. The aim of these songs, with magic texts in a language spoken by no human, is to restore aspects of nature which have been destroyed or neglected by humanity. To the extent that the performers and the audience believe in them, they will be successful. This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Winter Solstice - R. Murray Schafer
 
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"Winter Solstice" suggests darkness and light, with some words coming from real languages. For instance, "shadion" suggests shadow, while "lustro" and "lumina" are Latin for light. This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Alleluia - R. Murray Schafer
 
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"Alleluia" was written in early 1999 as a special gift for a friend. One day Schafer had a letter from Susan Frykberg, a composer he had known only slightly in Vancouver, telling him that she had decided to enter a nunnery. She had found God, and her revelation was so clear and touching that he sat down and wrote this piece for her, almost in one sitting. It was premiered by the Vancouver Chamber Choir in November of 2000. This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Once on a Windy Night - R. Murray Schafer
 
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"The wind, like the sea, possesses an infinite number of vocal variations...The wind is an element that grasps the ears forcefully. The sensation is tactile as well as aural. How curious and almost supernatural it is to hear the wind in the distance without feeling it, as one does on a calm day in the Swiss Alps, where the faint, soft whistling of the wind over a glacier miles away can be heard across the intervening stillness of the valleys. " - R. Murray Schafer This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Vancouver Chamber Choir - Rain Chant by R. Murray Schafer
 
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"Imagining Incense" - Volume 3 is the latest recording by the Vancouver Chamber Choir featuring the choral music of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. Visit www.vancouverchamberchoir.com for more information and order details. Track Listing 1-9 Magic Songs 1990 . 1 Chant to bring back the wolf . 2 Chant to make fences fall down . 3 Chant to make fireflies glow . 4 Chant for clear water . 5 Chant for the spirits of hunted animals . 6 Chant to keep bees warm in winter . 7 Chant to make bears dance . 8 Chant to make the stones sing . 9 Chant to make the magic work 10-12 Three Hymns 2005 . 10 Holy is God, who is before the first beginning . 11 Holy is God, who gave us all a soul of light . 12 Be opened, O Earth 13 Rain Chant 2002 14 Alleluia 1999 15 Beautiful Spanish Song 1994 16-21 Imagining Incense 2001 . 16 Manaka . 17 Manaban . 18 Kyara . 19 Sumotara . 20 Sasora . 21 Rakoku 22 Chant for the Winter Solstice 2001 23-25 Three Songs from the Enchanted Forest 1996 . 23 Sweet Clover . 24 Ariane's Lament . 25 Lu-li-lo-la
Seventeen Haiku - R. Murray Schafer
 
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Performed first (from memory) by the Japanese choir Utaoni, "Seventeen Haiku" is a challenging and theatrical piece written at the request of Nobuyuki Koshiba. Schafer thought it would be interesting to set some Japanese poems to music, inspired by the readings in the Man’yoshu as well as the haiku poetry of Basho, Issa and others. This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Three Hymns - R. Murray Schafer
 
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In February 2004, the Vancouver Chamber Choir joined five other Canadian professional choirs, a children’s choir, six percussionists and eight conductors in Toronto for the world premiere of Schafer’s large-scale choral oratorio "The Fall into Light". There were three special moments of repose in the midst of the highly dramatic whole; these became the "Three Hymns". This video has been created with permission from R. Murray Schafer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir for non-commercial use. Downloading this video is prohibited. Writing and music are available from Arcana: http://www.patria.org/arcana/ Recordings are available from the Vancouver Chamber Choir: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/recordings/ PLEASE NOTE: If you missed our July 2018 concert that celebrated the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, you can view it here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/ *** SCHAFER/85 – A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR *** 8pm Fri, July 6, 2018 *** Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, Canada In recognition of Schafer’s 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 - Narcissus and Echo - The Love that Moves the Universe The concert also includes a film about the honoured composer, with additional features presented by his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.
Vancouver Chamber Choir - Youth & Music 2011
 
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Vancouver Chamber Choir singer Jennifer McLaren talks with Young Composers Competition finalist Jenny Li of Richmond, BC and fellow chorister Kathleen Allan about present and past successes of youthful compositions. Hear Jenny's piece performed Friday, May 6 at YOUTH & MUSIC, details below... YOUTH & MUSIC 2011 - Young Composers Competition 8pm Friday, May 6, 2011 Ryerson United Church, (2195 West 45th Ave at Yew St, Vancouver) Vancouver Chamber Choir British Columbia Girls Choir ~ Linda Lee Thomas, piano Jon Washburn & John William Trotter, conductors Concluding a busy and exciting 40th anniversary season, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Artistic Director Jon Washburn are pleased to present YOUTH & MUSIC 2011 Young Composers Competition. This is the 10th biennial competition; the goal is to identify and champion the latest generation of creative musicians - university, secondary and even elementary school students! The programme includes music about youth and childhood, new compositions commissioned from past winners of the competition, and performance of the finalist pieces in this year's competition from which the 2011 winning pieces will be chosen. A participation award will be given to Langley Fine Arts School for submitting the most compositions. As a special feature in this year's programme, soloists from the choir will perform five selected pieces from the school's submissions. If you have musical young people among your family and friends, this is the concert for them -- always a pleasure for young and old alike. Repertoire Young Composers Competition Finalists: Elementary (Ages 8 -- 12) Jane Lange (San Mateo, California) -- Sing a Springtime Song Jane Lange -- Through the flowing river Secondary (Ages 13 -- 17) Dylan Glenn (Pleasant Grove, Utah) -- Who is Sylvia? Jenny Li (Richmond, BC) - Clouds College/University (Ages 18 -- 22) Matthew Emery (Vancouver, BC) -- Peace, my heart Lyon Hazzard (Southern Pines, North Carolina) -- The Blue Bird A selection of pieces composed by Langley Fine Arts School students Premieres of five newly commissioned pieces by young composers, including previous winners of the Young Composers Competition: Kathleen Allan -- Like Barley Bending Timothy Corlis -- Sonnez les Cloches! Stephen Feigenbaum -- The Field Mouse Rob Teehan -- There will come soft rains David von Kampen -- The Swing Plus John Rutter - Five Childhood Lyrics Jon Washburn - Silver Jon Washburn - Song, our Sweetest Joy Tickets to YOUTH & MUSIC are $24.50 - $28, available at Ticketmaster. Rush tickets are always available for $10 at the door one hour before the concert for youth under 26 and students (valid ID required for both). Visit ticketmaster.ca to purchase online or phone 1-855-985-ARTS (2787). The Vancouver Chamber Choir acknowledges the generous assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, TD Canada Trust, London Drugs and the Vancouver Sun. The five newly commissioned pieces by young composers were made possible through the assistance of the Mirhady Family Foundation and the Denise Mara Foundation. For more information visit www.vancouverchamberchoir.com or phone 604-738-6822.
Vancouver Chamber Choir - In Paradisum
 
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Vancouver Chamber Choir sings Gabriel Fauré's "In Paradisum" from the CD "Finding the Still Point - music for healing" released on Grouse Records. Available at www.vancouverchamberchoir.com
Vancouver Chamber Choir  & Jon Washburn - Bach in Excelsis
 
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In anticipation of the Vancouver Chamber Choir's April 6 (2012) concert BACH IN EXCELSIS, conductor and Artistic Director Jon Washburn shares memories of motets... and mishaps! BACH IN EXCELSIS - The Art of the Motets 8 pm Friday, April 6, 2012 Orpheum Theatre (Downtown Vancouver) Vancouver Chamber Choir & Ensemble Pacifica Singers Jon Washburn & John William Trotter, conductors Many music lovers consider JS Bach to be the ultimate composer of all time and his set of six magnificent motets to be the touchstone of his choral writing. Join Jon Washburn, the singers and instrumentalists for an evening of unparalleled grace, beauty and profundity. REPERTOIRE Lobet den Herrn Komm, Jesu, komm Fürchte dich nicht Der Geist hilft Jesu, meine Freude Singet dem Herrn
MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS Western Hemispherics - Oct 21
 
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MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS Western Hemispherics 8pm Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at Ryerson United Church 2205 W 45th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada Performers: Vancouver Chamber Choir, Focus! Choir of University Singers, with Jon Washburn, Conductor Tickets available at Ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-2787 www.vancouverchamberchoir.com
Eric Whitacre thanks the Vancouver Chamber Choir
 
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Past President David Cousins generously contributed to the Kickstarter campaign for Virtual Choir 4 on behalf of the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Here's a personalized video message from Eric Whitacre thanking David, and speaking about his special guest appearance with the Choir on October 27, 2012 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. Vancouver Chamber Choir Jon Washburn, conductor www.vancouverchamberchoir.com
SINGERS' CHOICE A Choral Hit Parade - Mar 17, 2017
 
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SINGERS’ CHOICE A Choral Hit Parade 8pm Fri, Mar 17, 2017 Ryerson United Church (2205 W 45th Ave at Yew St) Vancouver Chamber Choir & Jon Washburn, Conductor This concert is Singers’ Choice and the results have arrived! In the 46 years since our formation in 1971, there have been only 136 singers as full members of the Vancouver Chamber Choir — just 20 at a time, of course. Each has been asked to recommend his or her favourite madrigal, motet, folksong and encore. There have been 122 nominations of 93 different pieces from singers past and present. Out of this cornucopia of great music, Jon Washburn has selected madrigals by Morley, Gibbons, Ward and Weelkes; a major motet by JS Bach; folksongs by Washburn, Smith and Erb; encores by Quick, Schafer and Billy Joel; and other pieces by Debussy, Corigliano, Chilcott and Biebl. It’s a veritable choral hit parade and you’re invited! Here’s the full programme, along with the names of the nominators: ~ Madrigals ~ Thomas Morley - Fire, fire! (Janet Kidd) Orlando Gibbons - The silver swan (Janet Kidd , Hazel Osborne) John Ward - Come, sable night (Thom Geise) Thomas Weelkes - As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending (Paul Nash) ~ A Motet~ JS Bach - Singet dem Herrn (Paul Nash, Craig Morash, Karyn Way) ~ Other Secular Pieces ~ Claude Debussy - Trois chansons de Charles d'Orléans (Fabiana Katz, Wendy Klein) John Corigliano - L'invitation au voyage (Christina Cichos) ~ Other Sacred Pieces ~ Bob Chilcott - My Prayer (Paul Nash, Tom Ellis) Franz Biebl - Ave Maria (Derrick Christian, Wendy Klein) ~ Folksongs ~ Stephen Smith (arr.) - À la claire fontaine (Paul Nash) Jon Washburn (arr.) - Chinese Melodies (Eric Hominick) James Erb (arr.) - Shenandoah (Hazel Osborne, Liz Hamel) ~ Encores ~ Jonathan Quick (arr.) - Loch Lomond (George Roberts) R. Murray Schafer - Gamelan (Fiona Blackburn) Billy Joel/Peter Berring (arr.) - And so it goes (Cameron Haney, Tom Ellis, Liz Hamel) Tickets: $29-$33 at ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-2787 Student rush tickets $10 at the door
Vancouver Chamber Choir - O magnum mysterium
 
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The Vancouver Chamber Choir performed Tomas Luis de Victoria's "O magnum mysterium" at Marysburg Assumption Church and Centre of the Arts in Marysburg, Saskatchewan, Canada on Feb 26, 2013. Jon Washburn conducted. You can hear this piece and the entire tour repertoire performed live at 8pm, Friday March 15, 2013 at Ryerson United Church, 2205 West 45th Ave in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Tickets for A CAPPELLA PANORAMA are available at the door at 7pm or through Ticketmaster at: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110048E990D79F61?artistid=899635&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=203 For more information visit www.vancouverchamberchoir.com Recorded with permission using an iPhone.
Vancouver Chamber Choir office under water...
 
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We arrived at our office this morning to discover that everything was submerged under nearly 4 feet of water due to, we suspect, a burst water main under our building. Only the basement was flooded, so our wonderful co-tenants on the third floor of Hodson Manor have not been affected. Needless to say, we're devastated. The damage is extensive – countless priceless archival items, administrative files of all kinds and furniture have been destroyed, much of our retail CD stock is no longer in saleable condition, and perhaps worst of all, our entire computer system including our main server are perhaps irrecoverable. Now begins the long and arduous journey to salvage what we can and continue with our day-to-day operations while our office space is demolished and rebuilt. Have no fear, we will proceed with our 2019/20 concert season as planned!
Vancouver Chamber Choir - new Schafer CD teaser
 
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Soon to be released: "Imagining Incense" , the latest recording by the Vancouver Chamber Choir featuring the choral music of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. Visit www.vancouverchamberchoir.com for more information and order details.
FESTIVA! Choirs in Concert - Nov 19
 
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FESTIVA! Choirs in Concert 8pm Sat, Nov 19, 2016 Ryerson United Church (2205 W 45th Ave at Yew St), Vancouver, BC Vancouver Chamber Choir Pacifica Singers Vancouver Youth Choir Jon Washburn, Carrie Tennant, Kevin Zakresky, Conductors The Vancouver Chamber Choir and its family of associated choirs present a Choral-Festival-in-One-Night! Led by Jon Washburn, Carrie Tennant and Kevin Zakresky, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers and Vancouver Youth Choir sing individually and in combination. Repertoire: Josef Rheinberger – Morgenlied, Op. 69, No. 1 Edward Elgar - Three Unaccompanied Part-Songs Josef Rheinberger – Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3 Benjamin Britten - Hymn to St. Cecilia Eric Whitacre - Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine Ēriks Ešenvalds - Northern Lights Thomas Weelkes – Hosanna to the Son of David Maurice Duruflé – Notre Père Z. Randall Stroope – The Conversion of Saul Susan LaBarr – Grace before Sleep Anton Bruckner – Os justi Jon Washburn - Dona nobis pacem Tickets: $29-$33 Available at ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-2787 Student rush tickets $10 at the door
Eric Whitacre, Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine (excerpt)
 
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A brief excerpt of Eric Whitacre's "Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine" performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Pro Coro Canada, Jon Washburn conducting. Performed at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, Edmonton, AB, February 24, 2013. Used with permission.
Vancouver Chamber Choir: Rachmaninov Vespers  - Mar 30, 2018
 
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RACHMANINOV VESPERS and Lauridsen Lux aeterna 8pm Friday, March 30, 2018 at The Orpheum, Vancouver, Canada with Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers, Vancouver Cantata Singers, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Jon Washburn, conductor 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 Fauré’s exquisite "Messe basse" in Jon Washburn’s orchestral version. TICKETS & INFORMATION: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/event/vespers/
SCHAFER/85 - Happy Birthday Murray!
 
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SCHAFER/85 - A BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR July 6, 2018 ~ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC Canada Vancouver Chamber Choir and Orchestra ~ Jon Washburn, conductor Audience members recorded heartfelt birthday wishes for the evening's featured composer, R. Murray Schafer. His 85th birthday is July 18. Thank you to Bob Baker Creative Connections for making these "Murray Messages" possible. Watch the whole concert here: https://vancouverchamberchoir.com/schafer-85-live-stream/
Vancouver Chamber Choir & Jon Washburn - The Mystical Bond
 
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Jon Washburn, conductor of the Vancouver Chamber Choir talks about the upcoming Good Friday (April 22, 2011) concert at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre - THE MYSTICAL BOND: RACHMANINOV & RAMINSH. The concert includes Rachmaninov's "Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom" and the world premiere of "The Mystical Bond" by British Columbia's Imant Raminsh. His latest work is a multi-language tribute to universal brotherhood and is the sixth and last of the Choir's celebrated 40th Anniversary Commissions, made possible by Arts Partners in Creative Development. THE MYSTICAL BOND: RACHMANINOV AND RAMINSH Vancouver Chamber Choir ~ Pacifica Singers ~ Vancouver Cantata Singers Vancouver Chamber Orchestra ~ Jon Washburn, conductor Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-ARTS (2787)
Vancouver Chamber Choir - Requiem for Peace
 
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This is a promotional video for the Vancouver Chamber Choir's performance of: REQUIEM FOR PEACE Reflections of Hiroshima 8 pm Saturday, November 19, 2011 Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC), Vancouver, BC Canada Vancouver Chamber Choir Vancouver Chamber Ensemble Jon Washburn, conductor Jon Washburn leads the Choir, soloists and ensemble in the new chamber version of Vancouver composer Larry Nickel's inspiring "Requiem for Peace". This event is presented in cooperation with the UBC Museum of Anthropology's powerfully moving exhibition "Hiroshima" by Miyako Ishiuchi, which features 52 of her photographs of clothing and personal items belonging to victims at Hiroshima. Ishiuchi writes, "The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum houses over 19,000 personal effects left behind by those who perished in the bomb. From those, I chose to photograph selected objects that had directly touched their bodies. Most humans are rarely granted a lifetime spanning one century. These objects are afforded a much longer existence, beyond our lifetimes, into worlds beyond. They will survive to testify to a profound trauma, one which will never belong to the past." An evening of inspiring music and poetry in 11 languages. Join John William Trotter for a pre-concert talk at 7:00pm. Larry Nickel - Requiem for Peace The movements are: Fratres in Unum (Psalm 133) Requiem aeternam (Roman liturgy) Long Black Arm (Wilfred Owen) Ahni Shalom (Psalm 120) Bani Adam (Sa'adi Shirazi) Walida rifqu (Ahmad Shawqi) Kyrie Eleison (Roman liturgy) Bêtise de la Guerre (Victor Hugo) Bing Che Xing (Du Fu) Dvadtsat vosyem shtykovykh (Anna Akhmatova) Bugles Sang (Wilfred Owen) Hiroshima Lacrimosa (Toge Sankichi) Dulce et decorum (Wilfred Owen) Kinderen van de vrede (Menno Simons) Wehrlos und verlassen (Carl Röhl) Reconciliation (Walt Whitman) Agnus Dei (Roman liturgy)