Classical Cabaret

Season Finale: Classical Cabaret

This concert is made up of a potpourri of music down the ages in praise of nature, art and the Holy Spirit. These favourites from our library are anchored by two major works - Morten Lauridsen's "Chansons des Rose" and the Bach Motet "Lobet de Herrn."

We will also feature the first-place winner of Vancouver Chamber Choir's 2015 Composition Competition: "Song of Nature" by Joshua Yang. In sum, this concert will take you on a breathtaking journey through beauty in its many forms. From the birds to the ocean, from the heavens to the earth, from dancing and singing - beauty truly abounds.

The programme will be presented cabaret-style with cheeses and other refreshments available during the two intermissions.


Note: Program details may be subject to change without notice.

  • Traditional American, arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw: Vive L’Amour
  • Clément Janequin: Chant des oiseaux
  • Pierre Passereau: Il est bel et bon
  • Edouard Lalo: Vainement, ma bien aimée, from Le Roi d’Ys
  • Morten Lauridsen: Les Chansons des roses
    • En une seule fleur
    • Contre qui, rose
    • De ton rêve trop plein
    • La rose complete
    • Dirait-on
  • John Rutter: All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan
  • Johannes Brahms, arranged Arthur Frackenpohl: The May Night
  • Joshua Yang: Song of Nature
  • Taki Rentaro, arr. by Victor Searle: Moon Over a Ruined Castle
  • Jon Washburn, arranger: Chinese Melodies - Two Songs on Love and Nature
  • Randall Thompson: Frostiana [Choose Something Like a Star]
  • American Folk Song, arranged by James Erb: Shenandoah
  • Johann Jeep: Music Most Wondrous Lovely Art
  • Franz Lehar: Hab’ein blaues Himmelbett - from Frasquite
  • Hans Leo Hassler: Cantate Domino
  • J.S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn
  • Thomas Morley: Sing We and Chant It
  • John Farmer: Fair Phyllis
  • Harry Somers (arr.): Feller From Fortune

This survey of six centuries of music will be presented a capella or with piano accompaniment. Come early - doors open at 7:30; charge your glasses and take part in a pre-concert chat with Edette Gagné.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, Pre-concert chat at 7:30 with first music at 8:00,
St Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Ave., Vancouver

Thanks to our Cabaret Partners:

  • Off The Rail Brewing Company                

  • Bomber Brewing