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October 29 2018

October 29 2018

Jean Coulthard: A threnody for her mother.

Jean Coulthard was only 25 years old when she lost her mother to a sudden, severe appendix attack in 1933, in the days before antibiotics. Her choral work, Threnody (a wailing ode, song, hymn or poem of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person), is dedicated to her mother, Jean Robinson Coulthard. Coulthard took […]


October 15 2018

October 15 2018

Vancouver Cantata Singers offers a free, open rehearsal on Wednesday, Oct. 24th

The Vancouver Cantata Singers prepares for their season opening performance of Threnody: Requiem and Remembrance on November 10th by presenting a free, open rehearsal at St. James’ Anglican Church as part of The Heart of the City Festival. The choir will explore and share choral music of consolation and reflection at this time of year […]


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 […]