Concerts

2020-2021

Phoenix Chamber Choir’s 38th Season

We joyfully invite you on this journey with us this year. Under the leadership of our  Artistic Director, Dr. Nicholle Andrews, and Assistant Conductor, David Rosborough, we are eager to dive into this new chapter.

Gathering Together | October 24, 2020

The first concert will be a Gathering Together of music from around the world, sung by singers from around the city. Come and gather with us to experience the Phoenix Family in a new and exciting way. This concert will be an all-virtual event bringing together virtual choir videos, small ensemble performances, solo performances, and interviews with our amazing singers. 

Tickets for this event will be available September 1, 2020.

Rejoice & Sing | December 20, 2020 

The second concert, Rejoice & Sing, continues the Phoenix Christmas concert tradition in virtual format. Join us online for familiar holiday favourites, heart-warming readings, and our annual audience sing-a-long.

Do you miss the in-person experience, but appreciate being able to enjoy the music from home? This year Phoenix is coming to you! Our Phoenix Ventures will be available for socially-distant Christmas Carolling on December 20th and 21st. More details coming soon! 

Tickets for the virtual event will be available September 1, 2020.

Tickets for the in-person carolling will be available October 1, 2020.

VOCES8 | March 9, 2021

Phoenix Chamber Choir is elated to present VOCES8 in concert at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, to perform Enchanted Isle: A glorious journey through the musical landscape of Britain.

Learn more about VOCES8 here.

Tickets for this event will be available September 1, 2020, at  www.chancentre.com or 604.822.2697

Earth Songs | April 22, 2021

The final concert, Earth Songs, is our much anticipated Earth Day celebration at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, rescheduled from our 2019/2020 season. This concert will also be available in virtual format, but we are excited to host an audience in-person as restrictions allow. More details coming soon! 

Tickets for the virtual event will be available September 1, 2020.

Tickets for the in-person event will be available January 1, 2021.

Past Concerts

Past Seasons

OCTOBER 20, 2018 | Reincarnations

Phoenix Chamber Choir embarks on its 2018-19 season, with the aptly titled program – Reincarnations.  Guest director Erick Lichte from Portland OR, best known for his work with Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, will conduct Phoenix in a program of cutting edge music focused on the renewals of the seasons and of our souls. Don’t miss this one night event as works by Tormis, Whitacre, Barber and Pulitzer-prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw are brought to life through the luminous singing of Vancouver’s award-winning Phoenix Chamber Choir

DECEMBER 16, 2018 | A Phoenix Christmas

Welcome to our traditional Phoenix Christmas concert and audience reception with guest conductor Dr. John William Trotter from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (Chicago, IL). As the day fades, get away from the seasonal rush and bustle and enjoy the warm, distinctive ambiance that has made our Christmas concert such a favourite with audiences over the decades. Familiar arrangements mingled with wonderful new musical offerings, heart-warming readings, a sing-along, delicious home baking and hot apple cider await you!

MARCH 10, 2019 | Alive!

Join the Phoenix Chamber Choir under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Nicholle Andrews from University of Redlands (Redlands CA) together with local conductor Andrew Bortz for an evening of choral music by living composers – continuing the great Phoenix tradition of bringing new music to Vancouver. The concert will take you on a journey around the world with music by Runestad, Wachner, Uusberg, LaBarr, MacDonald and many more, and will feature a new commissioned piece by conductor Andrew Bortz!

MAY 11, 2019 | The Looking Glass

In the final concert of the season, guest conductor Kathleen Allan explores reflections on identity, technology, and self-perception in the digital age.  Music by Jeff Enns, Arvo Pärt, Hugo Wolf, Holst, Britten, Schumann and Lassus centres around the musical fairytale by Canadian composer Jason Noble: “Furiouser and Spuriouser” or “Unforeseen Consequences of the Democratization of Knowledge.” Andrew Staniland’s “On the Surface of Water” closes the program and features an iPhone instrument to be played by the audience.

Elements | October 26, 2019 

The first concert, Elements, will take listeners on a journey through air, water, and earth and will feature music by Marie Claire Saindon (Canada), Ēriks Ešenvalds (Latvia), Eric Whitacre (USA) and Alberto Grau (Venezuela)

Download the program here!

Phoenix Christmas | December 14 & 15, 2019

The second concert(s) will be a longtime Phoenix favourite: A Phoenix Christmas. This special blend of sacred and secular tunes always marks the holiday season for our singers and fans. We will need your help singing some familiar carols at this delightful annual tradition.

Please plan to join us after the Sunday matinee for our annual Audience Reception.

Download the Program here!

Earth Songs | April 22, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the threat of COVID-19, the Phoenix Board of Directors has decided to cancel Earth Songs 2020 and the rest of this season. 

This concert will be moved to April 2021 as part of our next season.