Wednesday, April 06, 2011

apr 22 | mystical bond / st john chrysostom | vcc

THE MYSTICAL BOND: Rachmaninov and Raminsh
8 pm Friday, April 22
Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver Chamber Choir
Pacifica Singers ~ Vancouver Cantata Singers
Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
Jon Washburn, conductor

Meet composer Imant Raminsh
at a pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm

VANCOUVER, CANADA - Celebrating their 40th anniversary season, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Artistic Director Jon Washburn are pleased to present THE MYSTICAL BOND Rachmaninov and Raminsh at 8pm Good Friday, April 22 at the Orpheum Theatre. The title piece by BC composer Imant Raminsh will be premiered, plus there will be performances by the Vancouver Cantata Singers, Pacifica Singers, and the Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, with Jon Washburn conducting.

The Vancouver Chamber Choir and guests will perform a cappella wonders from the Slavonic Liturgy by the Russian master Sergei Rachmaninov and then a world premiere of the latest new work by Imant Raminsh, The Mystical Bond - a multi-language tribute to universal brotherhood.

The Mystical Bond is the final composition of the Vancouver Chamber Choir's six 40th anniversary commissions supported by the Arts Partners in Creative Development. The first five commissions were premiered during the Choir's 2009-2010 concert season and in the fall of 2010. They were Sir John Tavener's Miroir des Poèmes, Peter Berring's Hervor, Maiden King, R. Murray Schafer's The Love that Moves the Universe, Tarik O'Regan's Solitude Trilogy, and Stephen Chatman's Magnificat.

John William Trotter will give an introduction to both works and talk with Imant Raminsh during a free pre-concert interview at 7pm.

Sergei Rachmaninov - Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Imant Raminsh - The Mystical Bond (Songs of Brotherhood)

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