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April 15 2019

April 15 2019

Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our raffle, Lilliana Merler (grand prize ticket #254) and Gwyneth Westwick (second prize ticket #575)! Grand prize: Round-trip airfare for two from Vancouver to Kelowna, a two-night 3 star-hotel stay, two-day rental car, a wine tour with Okanagan Wine Tours, dinner for two at Krafty Kitchen & Bar, and $100 gas cash. Approximate Value: $1900  Second Prize:  A pair of subscriptions […]


February 6 2019

February 6 2019

Björk’s origin of the universe, Cosmogony

For our next concert, Musica Universalis: Music of the Spheres on February 23rd, we asked Kristopher Fulton (past composer-in-residence for VCS) to arrange Cosmogony by Icelandic artist Björk for mixed choir. Cosmogony was released as the second single from her eighth album Biophilia (2011). The Cosmogony lyrics are based on several myths about the creation of the universe. Björk explains: “This song is the ‘music of the spheres’ […]


January 11 2019

January 11 2019

Music of the Spheres: inspiration from the heavens

The ancient Pythagorean concept of ‘music of the spheres’ regards proportions in the movements of star and planets as assigned musical values. This ‘music’ is not usually thought to be literally audible but a harmonic, mathematical or religious concept. Further scientific exploration has determined specific proportions when orbiting bodies exert a regular, periodic gravitational influence […]