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Museum of Vancouver Happy Hour Choir Series, Featuring West End Chamber Choir & Rhythm ‘n’ Roots
April 25 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm$10
Explore feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our auditorium. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement.
Series curated by Dominique Hogan.
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Admission: Pay What You Can at the door ($10+ suggested donation).
First come, first served seating arrangement. The auditorium seats 200 patrons.
Come early, enjoy more! – The concert starts at 7:00pm but Pay What You Can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm!
Your admission includes access to all of MOV’s exhibitions including our feature exhibitions, There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools; Wild Things: The Power of Nature In Our Lives and Haida Now: A Visual Feast Of Innovation And Tradition. Haida Now features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
The West End Chamber Choir has been performing classical and contemporary music under the inspirational direction of Natalia Manolov since 2009. WECC’s enthusiastic members are committed to sharing their joy of singing with the community, performing three to five concerts yearly. The primary focus of the ensemble is learning major works, performing in more than 10 languages over the course of their 10 year history. Performance highlights include: Bach – Magnificat, Britten – Ceremony of Carols, Carl Orff – Carmina Burana, Vivaldi – Gloria, Pucini – Messa di Gloria, Verdi – Requiem, Mozart – Requiem, Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms, Poulenc –Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel. The choir rehearses every Monday evening at West End Community Centre. New singers are always welcome. westendchamberchoir.com
Rhythm ‘n’ Roots is a joyful, adventurous and soulful ensemble – fearlessly performing powerful songs drawn from diverse vocal traditions throughout the world. The small East Van choir EDNA was Rhythm ‘n’ Roots genealogy, which began in 2008, enjoying 5 years of fun, artistic growth and musical development. The larger 50+ voice choir was born in the fall of 2013 . Rhythm ‘n’ Roots is an auditioned community choir under the direction of Karla Mundy. The ensemble learns their music both by ear and from written scores; they sing in many languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Yoruban, Swedish, Latvian). Many of its members travel to the source of their music such as the country of Georgia, Cuba, and New Orleans. The choir is looking forward to a musical adventure in Ireland in the spring of 2020. https://www.facebook.com/RhythmNRootsChoir/