In celebration of Shakespeare’s Birthday on Sunday, April 23rd, the Vancouver Cantata Singers present their final concert of the season. The national award-winning choir will perform Full Fathom Five: Shakespeare in Song in an afternoon choral concert in a cabaret setting.

Vancouver Cantata Singers Artistic Director, Paula Kremer, invites lovers of choral music and Shakespeare to join the choir as they close their 2016/2017 season. With music from Europe and North America, the influence of the world’s most famous bard will be celebrated at the Orpheum Annex in downtown Vancouver.

“We’ve had tremendous success this season with one sold-out performance and two full houses,” said Paula Kremer, VCS Artistic Director. “Our audiences have been raving about the artistic energy of the choir this season. We are excited for our final concert of the season in the beautiful Orpheum Annex Theatre. Join us with a glass of wine and celebrate the Bard’s birthday in what we expect to be a sellout performance.”



Full Fathom Five: Shakespeare in Song

Sunday, April 23, 3:00pm, Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street
We explore Shakespeare’s truly international influence in a program of music from England, Finland, Switzerland, Hungary, Sweden, the United States and, of course, Canada. Grab a glass of wine, and enjoy a banquet of music as we celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday.

Tickets prices range from $10 to $30 plus service charges. Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564458.



Vancouver Cantata Singers was founded in 1957, and has become one of Canada’s preeminent, award-winning choral ensembles. VCS is known for technical virtuosity, fine blend and exceptionally high performance standards encompassing 500 years of choral repertoire. The Singers have been awarded the Canada Council’s top prize in choral singing, the Healey Willan Grand Prize, more than any other choir in the country. VCS also commissions new works from critically acclaimed composers which have led to extremely successful and innovative collaborations with regional and international artists and ensembles.



Paula Kremer, a native of Vancouver, studied music at Vancouver Community College and the University of British Columbia. Since 1997, she has been on faculty at VCC, where she teaches choir, voice and aural skills. She has been conducting the Vancouver Bach Choir’s Sarabande ensemble and the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir since 2009. A seasoned soloist and ensemble singer, Ms. Kremer has sung in this capacity locally and abroad with high-level ensembles, including her 19 years in VCS under James Fankhauser (conducted 1973-2000) and Eric Hannan (2002-2012). Kremer was the VCS’ Guest Conductor for four concerts, which included the acclaimed performance of Brahms’ German Requiem in 2011. She became the Artistic Director of VCS in the summer of 2013.

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