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October 9 2018

October 9 2018

Tavener’s Song for Athene, an elegiac tribute to a friend

With an estimated 2.5 billion people tuning in, Princess Diana’s funeral on September 6, 1997 was one of the biggest televised events in history. Many would have heard John Tavener’s Song for Athene for the first time as the flag-draped casket of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, was carried out of Westminster Abbey, destined to its final […]


September 25 2018

September 25 2018

Howell’s Requiem, the influence of grief and loss

Herbert Howell’s Requiem has been hailed by a BBC review as ‘one of the most beautiful and searingly moving works in the entire English sacred musical canon.’ Sections of Howell’s Requiem were first composed in 1932, although it wasn’t until 1980 that the full work was published. Howell’s was deeply affected by the loss of his nine year old son, Michael, who […]


July 3 2018

July 3 2018

Subscription and single tickets now on sale: 2018-19 Light and Darkness Season

  All single tickets for Vancouver Cantata Singers 2018-19 Season: Light and Darkness are now on sale.   Adult tickets: $35 Student tickets (with valid student ID): $15 Youth tickets (under 18 years old): $10    Save between 15-25% adult single ticket prices when you buy a subscription. Choose from three different subscription options and […]