[2015-Present] Choir under direction of Brian Wismath
Celebrate Life! Concert
Celebrate Life! was the Vancouver’s first performance under the direction of of Brian Wismath. The a cappella programme honoured the vision of past directors while looking forward to continuing the choir’s journey under Brian’s direction.
The eclectic repertoire included many of the choir’s favourite pieces from past seasons, continuing the Vancouver Peace Choir’s tradition of featuring Canadian composers. Including works from composers such as Tomás Victoria, Josef Rheinberger, Jeff Enns and the Vancouver Peace Choir's founder, Timothy Corlis, the programme encompassed the human experience from the miraculous to the everyday.
7:30pm - Saturday, November 7, 2015 AMS Student Nest, Performance Theatre, 6133 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver
2:30pm - Sunday, November 8, 2015 Holy Trinity Anglican, 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
[Spring 2015] Choir under Interim Director Erik Peregrine
Synesthesia: A Bridge of Song
[2013-2014] Choir under direction of Dan Kocurek
Ein Deutsches Requiem
The Vancouver Peace Choir, under the direction of Dan Kocurek, presented Ein Deutsches Requiem, an awareness concert for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with support from the Mood Disorders Association of BC. Link to video playlist The concert featured Brahms' masterwork Ein Deutsches Requiem accompanied by the piano duo Piano Pinnacle and soloists Baha Poureslami and George Roberts. This requiem focuses on comforting the living rather than on the dead, reminding us that those who have survived may be profoundly affected by their experiences. A guest speaker from the Mood Disorders Association of BC shared with us his experiences living with PTSD. The concert also featured In Paradisum, a thoughtful and inspiring composition by local Vancouver composer Chris Sivak.
7:30pm - Saturday, November 22, 2014 Vancouver Community College Auditorium 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver
3:00pm - Sunday, November 23, 2014 Highlands United Church 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver
Blue Ocean Floor
The Vancouver Peace Choir’s concert Blue Ocean Floor celebrated the beauty and moods of our waters. Works by contemporary composers were complemented by video footage of our oceans and waterways projected on the dome of the Planetarium Star Theatre and at St. Philip’s Anglican Church. This unique combination of film and live performance drew the audience into a deeper experience of our natural world.
Blue Ocean Floor brought us on a journey depicting the mystery, love, tempestuousness, peace and wonder of our waters. Ron Jeffers contrasts a turbulent, wild anthem with serene stillness in Songs of the Sea. Australian composer David Leek uses an indigenous text, calling the shark to the ragged coastline in Ngana. Dan Kocurek has magnified the swell of waves with choral voices in his choral arrangement of Justin Timberlake’s Blue Ocean Floor. Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Arvo Part and Vancouver’s Matthew Emery rounded out this bill of contemporary music.
The Vancouver Peace Choir commissioned filmmaker Elad Tzadok to create this multimedia experience. “This is a unique and interesting mix, combining a classical choir performance alongside video and projection,” said filmmaker Elad Tzadok, adding that this concert length, ambient feature gave people the chance to connect on multiple levels with the content.
The video footage not only introduced people to the depths of the oceans, but scaled back to show the cycle of water, interaction with the environment, and natural beauty of the earth.7:00pm - Saturday, April 26, 2014
St. Phillip’s Anglican Church
3737 West 27th Ave, Vancouver
7:00pm - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Planetarium Star Theatre - MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver