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.
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 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.
- 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.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia