Our beloved Christmas program has been an audience favourite and Vancouver holiday tradition for years. This year’s A PHOENIX CHRISTMAS promises to warm your heart, and start off your holiday season in the best possible way.
Cherished arrangements of traditional holiday classics will be performed, along with some shimmering gems from the ages, and a few rousing choruses of our favourite carols. We’ll send you on your way with Miles Ramsey’s stunning arrangement of Silent Night.
Join us for an evening filled with awe and wonder as Phoenix presents the rarely-heard Luminosity by James Whitbourne, a brilliant work for choir, organ, tanpura, viola and percussion. Also on the programme is an achingly beautiful setting of Sara Teasdale’s There Will Be Rest by Frank Ticheli.
8:00pm Saturday, March 17, 2012
Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards St., Vancouver
Vancouver’s Phoenix Chamber Choir presents THE PATH OF THE PILGRIM
Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8:00pm
Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 W. 33rd Avenue, Vancouver Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 3:00pm
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2250 150th Street, Surrey
Respected as one of Canada’s leading vocal ensembles, Phoenix Chamber Choir is known for its innovative and eclectic programming, its strong commitment to contemporary music and its training of young composers. Under the direction of Dr. Ramona Luengen, Vancouver’s Phoenix Chamber Choir became the most celebrated choir in the history of the CBC National Choral Competition.
THE PATH OF THE PILGRIM: The pilgrimage embodies humanity’s perpetual desire to journey to the sacred. Phoenix opens the 2011-2012 season with an unusual and thoughtful programme, including music from the remarkable 14th c. Llibre Vermell manuscript, two medieval pilgrim prayers evocatively set by contemporary British composer Jonathan Dove, The Long Road by the young Latvian superstar Eriks Esenvalds, strikingly beautiful compositions by Dubra, Miskinis, Nystedt, Schmidt and Whitbourne, and the world premiere of Miles Ramsay’s arrangement of Walk in Jerusalem.