Gathering Together | October 24, 2020
Our first concert was a Gathering Together of music from around the world, sung by singers from around the city. Audience members gathered with us from around the world to experience the Phoenix Family in a new and exciting way.
This concert featured solo performances, works sung by small groups called “Phoenix Ventures,” and music by our entire “Phoenix Odyssey” (the entire ensemble). We were elated to share diverse, emotional repertoire to reflect this new chapter of choral singing.
Rejoice & Sing | December 20 – 27, 2020
The second concert, Rejoice & Sing, continued the Phoenix Christmas concert tradition in virtual format. Guests joined us online for familiar holiday favourites, heart-warming readings, and a virtual version of our annual audience sing-a-long with singers from our community joining Phoenix in a performance of Silent Night in honour of the late Miles Ramsay.
This virtual concert was available on demand from Sunday, December 20th to Sunday, December 27th, so that you could share in the music and magic of the season anytime over the Christmas holiday.
Rejoice & Sing Concert Program
Earth Songs | April 22 – 29, 2021
The final concert, Earth Songs, was our much anticipated Earth Day celebration, rescheduled from our 2019/2020 season.
Our 2020/2021 was unique, but we were excited to close our season with “Earth Songs” featuring works by Canadian composer Stephen Chatman and original arrangements by Phoenix Family members. With special guests including Christopher Gabbitas, formerly of The King’s Singers and currently the Artistic Director of Phoenix Chorale, as well as Josh Ramsay of the Canadian Pop/Rock band Marianas Trench. The concert also premiered readings of young Canadian poets as well as featured visual art from children and youth, and Vancouver-based artist Corrinne Wolcoski, who donated a custom painting for the event which was auctioned off in order to raise funds for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Thank you to everyone who celebrated Earth Day 2021 with us!
Earth Song Concert Program