A choral feast for the ears
The Vancouver Chamber Choir is one of several choirs participating in Saturday's performance of Vancouver Sings: A Celebration of CBC's 75th Anniversary. (MusicFest Vancouver)
In celebration of CBC's 75th anniversary, MusicFest Vancouver is presenting a choral extravaganza that brings together some of the city's favourite and award-winning choral ensembles.
Denmark's Touche Vocal Jazz will join Elektra Women's Choir, musica intima, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Touche in the Chan Centre at the University of British Columbia on Saturday, Aug. 13 for the performance of Vancouver Sings: A Celebration of CBC's 75th Anniversary.
The performance is being recorded for Canada in/en Concert
, which will be broadcast on Oct. 30 as part of CBC's anniversary countdown.
Concerts in eight cities across the country are being recorded to showcase the vitality of the arts scenes and specific musical traditions of each location.
Vancouver Sings recognizes CBC's historic importance to choirs Canada-wide, said Jodi Smith, MusicFest Vancouver publicist.
Each choir will perform a selection from their own repertoire before the entire roster of singers joins forces with members of Chor Leoni, the Laudate Singers, Phoenix Chamber Choir, Vancouver Bach Choir and Vancouver Cantata Singers to present several works en masse.
Event organizers are calling the performance "a choral feast for the ears." It's sure to be a show that "will thrill singers and Vancouver's legendary choral audience alike," Smith said in an email.
For more information and tickets check out the MusicFest Vancouver website
. If you aren't able to attend in person, be sure to tune into Radio 2 on Oct. 30, beginning at 9 a.m. to hear all the performances from Vancouver, Quebec City, Banff, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg and Montreal.
Posted on Aug 11, 2011 11:36:42 AM