Giving Tuesday 2023

Thank you for your continued support of the Vancouver Cantata Singers. This year provides another exciting opportunity to help support local productions, local musicians, music education, and high quality programming for our audiences.

We present Weihnachten by Mendelssohn, filmed last year at our Christmas Reprise. This year will mark the choir’s 8th performance of this double choir staple at a Christmas Reprise concert.

We know we’re one of many asking for support, and we’re very keenly aware that it’s ever more difficult for people to make a contribution. We are appreciative for any thought and support you can give.

Our final concert of our 2023-24 season is a rare presentation of Amy Beach’s Grand Mass in E Flat Major with our special guests, the Allegra Chamber Orchestra.  This concert takes place April 27, 2024 at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver. Premiered in Boston in 1892, this large-scale choral and orchestral work was the first of its kind by a female American composer.  After that performance, one critic wrote that the Mass placed Amy Beach “amongst the foremost rank of American composers”.  The Vancouver Cantata Singers are proud to premiere this monumental work full of vibrancy and pathos for our Vancouver audience.

As one of the only all female orchestras in the world, the Allegra Chamber Orchestra was created with the intent of serving our community through music, while providing a safe space for female and minority artists to create, collaborate, experiment, and have their work accepted, championed, and presented on the main stage. The orchestra and its unique output and mandate has been featured on CBC Radio, Radio ICI, The Walrus, The Strad magazine, The Violin Channel, The Hub, public radio stations across Germany and France, amongst other international media. The orchestra regularly commissions, mentors, and premiers works by Canadian, female and minority composers, and assisted in the founding of a music therapy program for women living on the street on Vancouver’s downtown Eastside.

Giving Tuesday was Tuesday, November 28th. It was a wonderful day of helping the choir. But we still need your help! Your support will allow us to bring this work to life next spring. Thank you!

Held in trust by the Vancouver Foundation, the Vancouver Cantata Singers Endowment Fund was set up in 2018 to support our long-term goals including the support of local artists. The initial gift to create this fund was made ‘in memory of Ti-La Kremer’.

The Vancouver Cantata Singers created this fund to ensure steady income in supporting the long-term goals of the organization and are seeking to grow the fund to ensure we can indefinitely support our local artists.

We thank the Government of Canada and the Canada Cultural Investment Fund for matching donations made to the endowment fund.