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Phoenix Chamber Choir

OUR AWARD-WINNING, ECLECTIC CHORAL ENSEMBLE

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, GRAEME LANGAGER

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Vancouver’s award-winning Phoenix Chamber Choir is proud to present Heart & Home, their dynamic and heartwarming 34th season. Heart & Home is a celebration of those things they hold dear—lives and loves, relationships, and communities—and those places where they feel most at “home.”

The season begins with The Passing of the Year, featuring two of this generation’s leading choral composers: Jonathan Dove, one of Britain’s most innovative living composers, and Jake Runestad, a rising star in the American choral scene.

The title work is Dove’s extended composition for double choir and piano, and Phoenix is thrilled to collaborate once again with celebrated Canadian pianist Terence Dawson. Jake Runestad will join this concert for the Canadian premiere performance of his Let My Love Be Heard.

Phoenix’s annual Christmas concert is a must-see event for Vancouver audiences. This year’s holiday show, Christmas Joys, offers a gorgeous selection of brand-new Christmas music, as well as a few timeless favourites. This concert sells out year after year; get your tickets early!

Phoenix also has some special events to fuel your anticipation. In the spring, they will present From Our Hearts to Yours, an audience appreciation concert carefully crafted with selections from the group’s best-loved repertoire and held at Vancouver’s historic Heritage Hall. As well, they will continue to support new music by young Canadian composers by hosting a reading session, and they will mentor high school choristers and educators in two outreach events. The final concert of the 34th season is titled Coming Home. This themed concert will feature selections that consider the concept and meaning of “home.”

Last but not least, Phoenix has been busy recording—keep your eyes peeled for new CD releases throughout the season!

 

THE PASSING OF THE YEAR
October 29, 2016
VENUE: Ryerson United Church
TIME: 7:30pm

CHRISTMAS JOYS
December 4, 2016
VENUE: Ryerson United Church
TIME: 7:30pm

FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOURS
March 24, 2017
VENUE: Heritage Hall
TIME: 7:30pm

COMING HOME
May 6, 2017
VENUE: Ryerson United Church
TIME: 7:30pm

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“The Phoenix Choir, under the direction of Graeme Langager, is simply one of Canada’s finest choral experiences. It’s been my pleasure to enjoy them as a conductor and as an audience member–not to be missed.” MAESTRO BRAMWELL TOVEY

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