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Chor Leoni’s Erick Lichte proposes a new Christmas tradition: ‘All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914’

It’s Christmas choral season at Artslandia, and we reached out to Artistic Director Erick Lichte to ask a few questions about Chor Leoni’s Christmas concert, All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. Rebecca Karpus: What kind of program can the audience expect from All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914? Erick Lichte: Audiences will see a unique form of musical ... Read More »

Christmas with a “Jazzy Flare”: Elektra’s Morna Edmundson unwraps ‘Chez Nous’

It’s Christmas choral season at Artslandia, and we reached out to Artistic Director Morna Edmundson a few questions about Elektra’s Christmas concert, Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra. Rebecca Kaprus: There is such excitement surrounding holiday concerts! From your perspective, what is it that creates such a powerful relationship between the holiday season and music? Morna Edmundson: Particularly at this time ... Read More »

The Requiem that “Wafts”: Artistic Director Graeme Langager of Phoenix Chamber Choir discusses VSO’s choral offerings

This holiday season, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will immerse themselves in the masterful works of Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, and Joseph Haydn, presenting Fauré Requiem, A Choral Masterpiece under the direction of world renowned Maestro Bramwell Tovey. The programme boasts not only Faure’s brightest work, but also Stravinsky and Haydn, two composers whose musical approach was utterly unique among their contemporaries ... Read More »

Q & A with DanceHouse’s Jim Smith

Artslandia Rebecca chats with DanceHouse producer Jim Smith about Hofesh Shechter’s ‘barbarians’. RK: What makes Hofesh Shechter’s ‘barbarians’ a great opener for DanceHouse’s 2015/16 season? JS: DanceHouse first hosted the Hofesh Shechter Company in 2009 with their presentation of Uprising and In your rooms. The company had such a big impact in town in that both performances were sold out, and ... Read More »

Opening Concert Weekend at the VSO

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is about to raise the curtain on the 2015/2016 Season! Opening night is tonight September 26th and again on 28th at the Orpheum. Beautiful video featuring the VSO and Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Read More »