Looking for a chance to take in some choral hymns this Christmas? Our friends at the Vancouver Bach Choir will be singing some of our favourites. Below is a note from them about the event.
There’s nothing like the heartwarming sound of holiday carols to mark the festive season. These classic melodies are a benchmark signalling the anticipated arrival of merriments to come, and evoking fond memories of Christmases past – crisp winter nights joyfully whiled away with friends and family around crackling fires.
In celebration of this warm and cheerful sentiment comes the joyous and inspiring holiday concert Christmas with the Bach Choir from award-winning symphonic choir, Vancouver Bach Choir (VBC). A favourite tradition among loved ones to recognize and rejoice the holidays, Christmas with the Bach Choir offers a spirited afternoon of treasured carols and captivating seasonal works in one of Vancouver’s finest performance venues, The Orpheum.
Running December 7 at 2pm, this exquisite concert will bring together the entire expanse of the acclaimed VBC organization, from the tiny Piccolo Choir (ages 5-7) to the award-winning Adult Choir. These voices – more than 400 combined to comprise one of Canada’s largest choral organizations – will fill the breathtaking Orpheum Theatre with holiday favourites such as Do You Hear What I Hear? and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, among many others.
An anticipated highlight for many is the opportunity for audience members to join in with the choir members through rousing sing-alongs interwoven throughout the performance.
This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the VBC’s Children’s Chorus and Youth Choirs. This special occasion will be recognized by the premiere of a newly commissioned work written by Kathleen Allan and conducted by Bruce Pullan, founding Music Director of this singular, choral education program.
Christmas with the Bach Choir runs Sunday, December 7 at 2pm at The Orpheum. For ticket information, please visit vancouverbachchoir.com/tickets or call 604.696.4290.