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Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome the World: A Choral Gala Feb 9, 2010

The 120 voices of four of Canada's top choral ensembles (Chor Leoni Men's Choir, Elektra Women's Choir, musica intima vocal ensemble, and Vancouver Chamber Choir) join forces to welcome all nations and peoples, presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. The distinctive voices of these choirs will resound as they celebrate the ability of song to bridge cultures while highlighting the uniqueness of the world's many tongues. Planned as a choral showcase and a linguists' delight, Welcome the World: A Choral Gala will feature each ensemble singing in a multitude of languages while celebrating the universal power of music to make us one.

Join us on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 (7:30 pm) at St. Andrew's Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson St., Vancouver. Tickets through Ticketmaster 604.280.3311. All seats $35, general admission.
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St. Andrew's-Wesley is on the #22 bus line (there are bus stops on either side of the street either right at the venue or kitty-corner to it, depending on the direction of approach) and a short three block walk (slightly) uphill from the Burrard St Skytrain station. Exit the station and turn right, or board the #22 bus in front of the station and travel two stops.

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Auditions for Choral Ensemble January 23, 2010


VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA - The Vancouver Chamber Choir is holding auditions for professional-level singers on Saturday, January 23. All voices (SATB) are invited to audition. Please call Natasha at 604-943-9789 or email natashaneufeld@telus.net for an appointment or further information.

The Vancouver Chamber Choir employs professional singers for approximately 10 local concerts and up to two tours per year, plus other engagements. Regular rehearsals are Tuesday through Thursdays, 10:00 am 12 noon. Additional rehearsals are required near concert dates and will be scheduled as needed.

About the Vancouver Chamber Choir

The Vancouver Chamber Choir is Canadas outstanding professional vocal ensemble. Based on the Pacific coast in British Columbia, conductor Jon Washburn and his 20 singers are noted for their diverse repertoire and performing excellence.

The Choir won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, recognizing outstanding contribution to the choral art. As well, Jon Washburn was honoured with the prestigious Louis Botto award, given at the 2000 Chorus America Conference in recognition of Washburns innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in the development of a professional choral ensemble of exceptional quality.

In addition to a full concert subscription series and recordings, the Choir tours nationally and internationally and presents five award-winning educational programs.

For more information about this posting contact:

Karen Seaboyer, Manager, Communications and Production

Vancouver Chamber Choir

kseaboyer@vancouverchamberchoir.com 604-738-6822, ext 24

1254 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 1B6 www.vancouverchamberchoir.com

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Young Composers' Competition - Deadline Approaching!

Vancouver Chamber Choir presents

9th Biennial

Young Composers' Competition

DEADLINE APPROACHING!


(VANCOUVER, CANADA) - The Vancouver Chamber Choir encourages young composers (ages 8-22) to submit applications to the 9th Biennial Young Composers' Competition. It is an opportunity to compose for Canada's premiere choir, have the composition performed in the choir's concert series, and receive a cash award!


APPLICATION DEADLINE:

5pm Friday, February 27, 2009

Entries are judged in three age categories: Elementary (8-12), Secondary (13-17) and College/University (18-22), with several special awards for the best submissions by residents of British Columbia. A panel of musicians selected by the Vancouver Chamber Choir adjudicates the competition by assessing the originality and craftsmanship of the music and, where appropriate, the words.

Finalist compositions will be performed at the concert YOUTH & MUSIC on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8pm (Ryerson United Church, Vancouver). Cash awards will be presented to two winners in each age group and also in the special BC categories. Young composers are encouraged to seek the support of their own choir or school, which may also be eligible for an award.In addition, all entrants will receive four tickets to a Vancouver Chamber Choir subscription series concert of their choice in the 2009-2010 season.


For more details and to download an application form visit www.vancouverchamberchoir.com/outreach. Forms are also available by emailing info@vancouverchamberchoir.com or phoning 604-738-6822.


Jon Washburn founded the Vancouver Chamber Choir in 1971. Under his guidance, the ensemble has become an amazing success story, ranking with the handful of North America's best professional choruses. In addition to touring and a busy season of concerts, broadcasts and recording, the Choir presents five award-winning educational programs.


For more information, please contact:

Karen Seaboyer Manager, Communications & Production

kseaboyer@vancouverchamberchoir.com 604-738-6822, ext 24

1254 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 1B6

www.vancouverchamberchoir.com

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Vancouver Chamber Choir Auditions - Jan 24

AUDITIONS

FOR CHORAL ENSEMBLE

JANUARY 24, 2009

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA (JANUARY 2009) - The Vancouver Chamber Choir is holding auditions for professional-level singers on Saturday, January 24. All voices (SATB) are invited to audition. Please call Natasha at 604-943-9789 or email natashaneufeld@telus.net for an appointment or further information.


The Vancouver Chamber Choir employs professional singers for approximately 10 local concerts and up to two tours per year, plus other engagements. Regular rehearsals are Tuesday through Thursdays, 10:00 am 12 noon. Additional rehearsals may be required near concert dates and will be scheduled as needed.


The Vancouver Chamber Choir is Canada's outstanding professional vocal ensemble. Based on the Pacific coast in British Columbia, conductor Jon Washburn and his 20 singers are noted for their diverse repertoire and performing excellence.


The Choir won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, recognizing outstanding contribution to the choral art. As well, Jon Washburn was honoured with the prestigious Louis Botto award, given at the 2000 Chorus America Conference in recognition of Washburn's innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in the development of a professional choral ensemble of exceptional quality.


In addition to a full concert subscription series and recordings, the Choir tours nationally and internationally and presents five award-winning educational programs.


The latest CD release UNEXPECTED GIFTS music for healing II follows the successful FINDING THE STILL POINT in the music for healing CD series.

For more information about this posting contact:

Karen Seaboyer, Manager, Communications and Production

Vancouver Chamber Choir

kseaboyer@vancouverchamberchoir.com 604-738-6822, ext 24

1254 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 1B6 www.vancouverchamberchoir.com

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