Chor Leoni’s C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Competition is a Winner

“Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold” (in Shakespeare’s words) was not enough to keep Chor Leoni‘s loyal audience away from a concert this past Friday, February 23rd by the internationally lauded men’s choir with Artistic Director Erick Lichte, in celebration of its annual C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Contest. Despite nearly 20 centimetres of snow [...]

By |2018-10-02T11:27:03-08:001 October 2018|Categories: British Columbia, News|

Celebrating Hildegard Westerkamp and Vancouver’s Unique Soundscape

Ever since its founding, Vancouver has been a brash city of big dreams, rough ambition, and industrial sounds — a noisy, sprawling brat of a frontier town. It’s fitting we mark noon every day with the triumphal blast of a ship’s horn, and sound the “all’s well” at nine o’clock every night with the boom [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:39:34-08:001 October 2018|Categories: British Columbia, Composer Spotlight, News|

Vancouver Sings One Song

The Canadian Music Centre in BC was thrilled to partner this year with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) to co-present Vancouver Sings One Song (VSOS), a massed choir concert featuring several hundred singers in Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:30 pm. The massed rehearsal/performance was led by choral director Kathryn Nicholson along with Host Choir, Sound Eclectic, brilliantly organized [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:26:34-08:001 October 2018|Categories: British Columbia, News|

The Murray Adaskin Salon Is Available For Rental

The Canadian Music Centre’s Vancouver Creative Hub is available for rentals, including the Murray Adaskin Salon — a 44-seat, urban, black-box performance space — and the 14-seat CREATE boardroom.   Named after beloved BC composer Murray Adaskin, the Salon is a uniquely intimate, affordable, completely accessible, 44-seat black-box theatre in the heart of downtown Vancouver. [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:16:44-08:001 October 2018|Categories: British Columbia, News|

An Evening with John Stetch, Inaugural Winner of the Pentland Prize in Composition

SOLD OUT! The Canadian Music Centre in BC is thrilled to announce an evening with composer and pianist John Stetch, inaugural winner of CMC BC's Pentland Prize, a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a graduate composition student at UBC, SFU, or UVIC. Join us for this intimate, free concert on Friday, June 1st, from 7:00 to 8:00 [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:07:48-08:001 October 2018|Categories: British Columbia, News|