Vancouver Chamber Choir / Chamber Cantata Singers: Rachmaninov Vespers and Laurisden Lux Aeterna

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Date(s) - March 30, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Orpheum

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Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov’s music for the Orthodox All-Night Vigil – often known in the West as the Vespers – is known as his finest unaccompanied choral work, one of the landmarks of the entire choral repertoire.

The Vancouver Chamber Choir combines with the Vancouver Cantata Singers to create a suitable Slavic sonority.

As a companion piece, the Pacifica Singers join us for a 21st-century masterpiece and Vancouver Chamber Choir favourite – Morten Lauridsen’s Lux aeterna for choirs and orchestra, an intimate work of quiet serenity centred around a universal symbol of hope, reassurance and goodness.

And as a little bonus, Gabriel Fauré’s exquisite Messe basse in Jon Washburn’s orchestral version, featuring the vibrant young singers of the Vancouver Youth Choir.


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