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November 14 2017

November 14 2017

Handel’s Messiah: Iconic, Influential, and Immeasurable

Messiah was composed in 24 days by George F. Handel in the mid-18th century, an extremely short time to compose a major musical work. Since then, Messiah has had its fair share of influence on Western culture which continues to this day: mention the Hallejuah chorus and most will undoubtedly recognize the melody and text (for an […]


November 6 2017

November 6 2017

Vancouver’s choral scene, 60 years ago. 

It was the late 1950s and the world was changing. In 1957, the Soveit satellite Sputnik was launched and in 1959, Xerox introduces the first commercial photocopier to the market. Locally, in 1957, the Oak Street bridge opened, Elvis came to town (while fans ended the performance with a riot, read more here), and in 1958, Oscar Peterson performed at the Orpheum Theatre. […]


October 3 2017

October 3 2017

Calling all VCS Alumni!

Hello VCS Alumni! Vancouver Cantata Singers is celebrating 60 continuous years of singing and we want to find all our alumni. There are 700 of you! Please help us by inviting all alumni that you know of to our Facebook Group: Vancouver Cantata Singers Alumni. We wish to invite you all to sing a piece or […]