Live from London

Online Event
August 1, 2020 to October 3, 2020

“Season Tickets” for all 10 concerts available for CA$135 

As Phoenix excitedly awaits hosting VOCES8 in the spring of 2021 here in Vancouver, we are also eager about a more imminent opportunity for partnership with VOCES8.

Broadcast in HD from the intimate setting of the VOCES8 Centre, the renowned British group is thrilled to debut, Live From London, a new online festival featuring some of the world’s finest vocal ensembles. The line-up includes VOCES8, I Fagiolini, Stile Antico, The Swingles, The Sixteen (from Kings Place), The Gesualdo Six, Apollo5, Chanticleer (from San Francisco), and a special guest appearance by The Academy of Ancient Music.

This line-up of artists has never before appeared together in the same festival, and it will be the first time many of the groups have performed since the beginning of lockdown: “After six months apart, it is quite simply a momentous occasion for The Sixteen to be reunited again for this concert. We are delighted to be a part of Live from London,” said Harry Christophers, founder and conductor of The Sixteen.

These award-winning ensembles bring you their favourite works and pieces for which they’ve become renowned, singing repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary A Cappella – a veritable ‘transport of delight’ from the superb acoustic of Wren’s St Anne and St Agnes Church in the heart of the City of London.

The festival will be broadcast online every Saturday at 7pm BST / 11 am PST for ten weeks from the first of August, offering a chance for a worldwide audience to reconnect with live choral music. Ticket holders will be able to watch live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until 3rd October and in addition will be granted viewing rights to the full, 4K post-produced, concert film(s) for the rest of the month of October. Each broadcast concert lasts 60 minutes.

Live from London Line Up:

1 August: VOCES8
8 August: I Fagiolini
15 August: Academy of Ancient Music
22 August: The Swingles
29 August: The Gesualdo Six
5 September: VOCES8
12 September: Apollo5
19 September: The Sixteen
26 September: Stile Antico
3 October: Chanticleer

You can see all of this for just £80 ($135 CAD) per household.

By buying your season ticket voucher through Phoenix Chamber Choir, you are actively helping to raise funds for our organization. Thank you! Once you have booked with us, you will receive an email confirmation of your order. We will then be in touch with full information about how to redeem your voucher and how to watch online.

Watch the full Live From London trailer here.

VOCES8 – 1st Aug 20

I Fagiolini – 8th Aug 20

Academy of Ancient Music – 15th Aug 20

The Swingles – 22nd Aug 20

The Gesualdo Six – 29th Aug 20

VOCES8 – 5th Sep 20

Apollo5 – 12th Sep 20

The Sixteen – 19th Sep 20

Stile Antico – 26th Sep 20

Chanticleer – 3rd Oct 2020

We are thrilled to welcome a handful of new voices to the Phoenix Family for our 2020-2021 season: With One Voice.

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In the spring and early summer of 2020, Phoenix published three virtual choir YouTube videos, meant to serve as fun, encouraging public service announcements reminding viewers of the importance of taking COVID-19 seriously. While we were elated by the rousing responses we received from around the world, we also became aware of similar choirs of all sizes, styles, and budgets trying to create similar projects in an era where all choral singing must be virtual. After receiving a few of your questions, we decided to put together a two-part video series about how Phoenix produced our videos in hopes it will be helpful to others. Read more

Earlier this month, we announced David Rosborough as the Phoenix Assistant Conductor for the 2020-2021 Season. We are eager to begin working with Dave and for our singers to grow under his leadership.

As is now tradition for new Phoenix artistic team members, we wanted to introduce our audience to “the person behind the musical resumé.”

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Making Music in the Mess:

A conversation towards a greater understanding of African Diasporic voices in Canadian choral music.

 

Thank you to all our panelists for an open, honest, informative, and inspiring presentation. Please see below for the full recording and a list of resources mentioned during the presentation.

 

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Phoenix Chamber Choir is thrilled to be welcoming our new Assistant Conductor for the 2020-2021 season, under the leadership of Dr. Nicholle Andrews:

David Rosborough (B.Sc., M.A., A.R.C.T)

(he/him)

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Phoenix is proud to present:

Making Music in the Mess:

A conversation towards a greater understanding of African Diasporic voices in Canadian choral music.

 

Monday, July 6th, 2020

1:00pm PST / 4:00pm EST

REGISTER HERE*

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It is with sadness and well wishes that Phoenix announces the resignation of Assistant Conductor, Ian Bannerman.

Bannerman was a Phoenix singer during his undergraduate years at UBC and returned to the choir in 2019 to join Dr. Nicholle Andrews on the podium as Assistant Conductor. Since Dr. Andrews is located in California where she is the Director of Choral Studies at the University of Redlands, Bannerman was tasked with filling the substantial role of leading weekly rehearsals and preparing the choir for concerts.

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Phoenix Chamber Choir is currently searching for a Production Manager.

 

The Production Manager will work collaboratively with the choir Administrator to coordinate logistics for the event as well as managing on-site event needs. The PM must not be an active singer nor conductor in the event. The position offers the opportunity to gain experience in not-for-profit organization administration in the arts sector.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Managing pre-event logistics including: Booking and coordination of venues, Creation of programs, Creation of schedule-of-events, and Recruitment and training of volunteers for events.

 Managing on-site event logistics including: Coordination of pre-production set-up and post-production tear-down, Coordination of volunteers for front-of-house, Managing ticket-sales, Managing merchandise sales, and Greeting and assisting audience members.

 For online (virtual) events, additional responsibilities may include: Identification and management of online platform, and Creation of a pre-event schedule

QUALIFICATIONS

 Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
 Ability to work collaboratively and take direction from the Phoenix Chamber Choir Administrator and artistic team, and to work collaboratively with audience members, musicians, and both professional and volunteer staff
 Knowledge and facility in the use of Google-based document management (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
 Ability to have meetings by video conference as required.

Previous knowledge of any of the following would be considered an asset: WordPress based website maintenance, Video and audio editing, and Social media platform outreach (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube)

Previous experience working with a not-for-profit organization, arts organization, and/or choral organization is considered an asset.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit application materials via email to [email protected].

To be considered, the following materials must be received no later than Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
 A current CV or resume
 A cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position

Short-listed candidates will be asked to interview by video conference with the Administrator and Phoenix Chamber Choir leadership the week of July 12-18, 2020.

All communications will be considered confidential. Phoenix Chamber Choir is an equal opportunity employer.

 

For more information about the position, please see our full  Production Manager Posting.

Phoenix Chamber Choir is proud to be presenting renowned British vocal ensemble, VOCES8 in the spring of 2021 as what is bound to be a pinnacle gathering of our 38th annual season.

The concert will take place on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets will be available on September 1st at www.chancentre.com or at 604.822.2697

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