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December 7 2018

December 7 2018

Ave Maria – A Christmas Reprise Tradition

Every Christmas Reprise (since 2002), the Vancouver Cantata Singers have ended the program with Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria. The Ave Maria text dates back many centuries and countless music compositions have been inspired by it. A local fireman’s choir in Munich had asked Biebl to write something for the choir in anticipation of a choir festival […]


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 […]