News & Announcements
Auditions - all voices
Open auditions have been held in July and August and we already have the pleasure of meeting some new excellent "voices." There remain a couple of vacancies and final selections will be made during the afternoon of September 18th. For more info about where and how to reserve a slot please visit our Facebook Audition Event page.
On line ticket sales
We are now able to offer ticket sales online with the attendant convenience of payment by credit or PayPal and the ability to print your ticket at home. This increasingly popular solution has replaced other avenues that we have offered in the past. Of course if tickets remain available they will be on sale at the door. Our ticketing service is managed by brownpapertickets.com
Thanks to our 2015-16 Sponsors
Many thanks to Judith Adamick MCNE - Sutton Group West Realty, Brendan Connolly - Real Estate Consultant, Desmond Balakrishnan LLB - McMillan LLP, and the TD Bank Group for their assistance with the production costs of our Mad About Mozart concert. Links and details on the concert page page. We also welcome Axis Insurance Managers and thank them for their assistance with some of our season expenses.
Updated You Tube Playlist
Two new videos are posted to our You Tube page. At the last piano rehearsal we had the services of "CJ" Janzen and Cross Hilt Productions recording the proceedings with sound engineering and post-production work executed by Zac Goerlitz of ZG Media. We are most grateful to them both. Click the sidebar link "Sound & Video Clips" to go to our updated playlist.
Edette Gagné was appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of the choir effective June 7th 2015, and the Choir is delighted to welcome Maestra Edette to her second season at Vivaldi. Edette is an extraordinarily accomplished musician, with worldwide experience as conductor, performer, clinician and festival judge. Her conducting experiences have now circumnavigated the globe, with shows conducted across Canada, in Sydney Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Scotland, the Ukraine, Los Angeles and New York City. She is currently the Music Director and Conductor of the Coast Symphony Orchestra, the newly appointed Artistic Director of the British Columbia Boys Choir, the Stage Director and Conductor for the North Shore Light Opera Society and the Choir Director for Kids Sing Chorus. Edette also volunteers with the Vancouver Womens' Musical Society, where she supports emerging professional musicians in her position as President.
Rehearsals are at St. Helen's Anglican Church at 4405 W 8th Ave (8th Ave & Trimble) in Vancouver. We rehearse on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.
- Friday December 9th, 2016 "Home for Christmas" - Music for the Hearth and Soul, a programme of popular Yuletide songs, traditional and modern carols, and a Wassail or two with guest instrumentalists on clarinet and cello.
- Sunday March 12th, 2017 "Both Sides of Sullivan" - a matinée tribute to the genius of Sir Arthur Sullivan, both with and without W.S. Gilbert. with set pieces for chorus and soloists from the Savoy Operas, the orchestral overture "Di Ballo" and a performance of his "Festival Te Deum"
- Saturday June 10th 2017 "O Canada!" - Music from Far and Wide by Canadian composers and arrangers in celebration of Confederation's 150 years.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia