Vivaldi Chamber Choir

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  • Photo of Choir performing with Allegro Latino Misa Criolla
    Sarit Aloni conducts the Ramirez' Misa accompanied by Allegro Latino - April 2014
     
  • 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.
     
  • Photo of David Millard conducting My Heart's in the Highlands My Heart's in the Highlands
    A Scottish-focused season ender conducted by David Millard - June 2013.
     


We are a friendly, auditioned chamber choir of 25 - 30 people 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.

Members of the choir wish a fond farewell to Sarit Aloni who has been our Artistic Director for the 2014-15 season. It has been an exciting year as our "Inspiración" concert in the Spring of 2013 led us to expect. Family imperatives have determined a move to the U.K. and we wish her great success there with choirs and vocal music in general. No doubt whatever group Sarit becomes associated with will respond well to her determination and mischevious humour, just as we did!

Appointment of a New Artistic Director

Joan Fitzpatrick, Vivaldi Choir President and the directors of the choir are pleased to announce the appointment of Edette Gagné as Artistic Director and Conductor of the choir effective June 7th 2015. Edette is an exraordinarily accomplished musician, with worldwide experience as conductor, performer, clinician and festival judge. She is currently the Music Director and Conductor of the Coast Symphony Orchestra, the Associate Conductor of the British Columbia Boys Choir, and the Music Director for the North Shore Light Opera Society. With the Vivaldi Chamber Choir Edette has hit the ground running and auditions for new members are scheduled and a fairly detailed program for 2015-16 has been assembled. It is guaranteed to contain a wonderful mix of repertoire from Early to 21st Century - more detail will appear on our Season page shortly.

Auditions

Open auditions are being held during the month of August at Edette Gagné's studio in Vancouver. Click the thumbnail at the right for more information.

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.

2015-16 Season Overview

  • December 12th, 2015 "Angels & Shepherds" - We celebrate the messengers that brought the shepherds to Mary. We offer music by Buxtehude, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and many others, in praise of all three, as well as some traditional carols in arrangements by John Rutter & David Wilcocks.

  • Sunday March 13th, 2016 "Mad About Mozart" - Presenting some of Wolfgang Amadeus' most beautiful anthems and sacred works culminating in a performance of the Coronation Mass K.317 with full orchestra and soloists.

  • Saturday June 4th 2016 "Bright and Beautiful" - A pot pourri of music down the ages in praise of nature, art and the Holy Spirit.
The December concert will be presented at St. Mark's Anglican Church - 1805 Larch Street in Vancouver and the venue for the March concert featuring the Mozart Coronation Mass will be St. Helen's Anglican Curch, 4405 West 8th Ave.

The Current Season page has more information on these concerts that make up our 27th season. We also offer several ways to buy individual concert and season tickets here

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia



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