Vivaldi Chamber Choir

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  • MAM Pre-concert photo Choir - Formal Portrait
    Warmed up and ready for "Mad About Mozart" on Sunday March 13th, 3:00 pm at St Helen's
  • MAM Dress Rehearsal Photo Mad About Mozart
    Preparing for our Mad About Mozart concert Sunday March 13th, 3:00 pm at St Helen's
  • Choir at St. Anselm's Outreach Angels & Shepherds
    Outreach choir with Edette Gagné before Angels & Shepherds at St. Anselm's Homeless Ministry Benefit - Dec. 2015
     
  • Choir singing Hark the Herald Angels Angels & Shepherds
    Edette Gagné encourages audience participation in Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Dec. 2015
  • Photo of Choir with Artistic Directors, past and present Joyful Light
    Our Christmas 2014 concert featured Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna." Choir portrait with Sarit Aloni, David Millard & Rita Radzikowski
     
  • Photo of Choir & String Ensemble Fauré Requiem
    The Choir, accompanied by a string ensemble with harp, performed the Fauré at St. Helen's in March 2015
     
  • Photo of the Choir at the Vandusen Gardens Festival of Light Outreach Event
    The Choir sings without fee at community celebrations, in hospitals & care homes as well as promoting at least one concert a year for 3rd party fundraisers.
     


We are a friendly, auditioned chamber choir of 30 - 35 singers from many different backgrounds. We sing music from medieval to modern in a variety of languages, and often include compositions or arrangements by local composers. Our season runs from September to the beginning of June and includes 3 main concerts. We also engage in outreach ventures and occasional tours.

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.

Our Artistic Director

Edette Portrait 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

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.



2016-17 Season Overview

  • 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.
The December and March concerts will be at St. Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Ave. The venue for season finale will be announced later. More detail to come on an updated Current Season page (in preparation)


We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia