News & Announcements
Want to become a singing member of the choir?
We will be holding open auditions for all voices with special emphasis on Tenors and Basses, on Monday September 10th at Edette's home-based studio in Vancouver, starting at 7:00 pm. To get yourself on the list of auditionees and a time to arrive, send your details including voice & experience to Mary
Online ticket sales
We offer ticket sales online with the attendant convenience of payment by credit card 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
Our 30th Concert Season an Outstanding Success
Research amongst those involved has signaled that our First 25 Years page does not reveal the full story of the genesis of the choir that honours the name "Vivaldi." The truth is that the group began in 1988-89 as the Vivaldi Community Choir and became a registered society under the BC Societies Act in time for the second season in 1989. As a consequence 2017-18 has been our 30th year of operations - we say a fond farewell to a successful series of concerts; we were especially delighted to welcome alumni of the choir at both performances "Gloria!" & at the "after-parties!"
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 fourth 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. More about Edette here
Vivaldi Chamber Choir is looking for one or two major corporate partners to sponsor our 2018-2019 season of concerts. This is a chance for your company to support live music in Vancouver, by underwriting the costs of our professional instrumentalists, publicity, artist fees - essentially making its mark on the Vancouver Arts scene in a big way. Click on the thumbnail at the right (.pdf) for more information about the project and our handsome recognition package. Contact Artistic Director, Edette Gagné at email@example.com to arrange a meeting and discover how your company can benefit from supporting this concert.
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.
- Baroque, Brass and Beyond - We are delighted to announce that we have secured the services of Canada's amazing brass ensemble "A Touch of Brass" for our Christmas concert on December 8th and 9th at Point Grey's St. Helen's Anglican Church and North Vancouver's Highlands United.
- Watercolours - Our Spring Concert will be made up largely of music from British Columbia Composers. After last year's Canada 150 celebration, it seems to be the right time for a salaam to Beautuful BC, its rivers, lakes and coastal vistas The show goes Saturday March 9th, 2019 at St. Helen's and Sunday afternoon March 10th at St. Andrew's in Langley.
- Mass with a Twist - Saturday June 1st 2019 at St. Helen's, and repeated the next afternoon at Highlands United. With the help a small jazz ensemble we present two of the twentyfirst century's most fascinating melding of the jazz idiom and the ecclesiastical liturgy. By way of contrast to these "book end" pieces we will also reach back for a more traditional approach to the Mass.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia