TAKE 6 a review by Judy Robb

 The Queen Elizabeth Theatre was vibrating with energy and sound on Friday evening, thanks to a phenomenal concert by “Take 6”, a Grammy Award winning a cappella sextet presented by Chor Leoni as part of its fourth annual VanMan Male Choral Summit. From the first note to the last, their enthusiasm, unique arrangements of pop,…

Vancouver Welcomes Vibrant Proponents of Cuban Music, Vocalist Daymé Arocena and Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Havana’s Finest Solo Artists Perform a Double-Bill of Dynamic Afro-Cuban Fusion   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Afro-Cuban neo-soul singer Daymé Arocena and Havana-born piano virtuoso Roberto Fonseca in an exhilarating co-bill on April 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. These…

Vancouver Welcomes Vibrant Proponents of Cuban Music, Vocalist Daymé Arocena and Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Havana’s Finest Solo Artists Perform a Double-Bill of Dynamic Afro-Cuban Fusion   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Afro-Cuban neo-soul singer Daymé Arocena and Havana-born piano virtuoso Roberto Fonseca in an exhilarating co-bill on April 15, 2018 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. These…

Chor Leoni presents the Vancouver Premiere of Smooth and Soulful A Cappella Cavaliers -TAKE 6 –

GRAMMY-Adorned Sextet Launch Fourth annual VanMan Male Choral Summit   Chor Leoni proudly opens its fourth annual VanMan Male Choral Summit with Take 6, the most-awarded a cappella group in history, as they enjoy their Vancouver debut, April 6, 2018 at 8pm in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. All audiences are invited to experience the harmony-rich…

Announcing Carly Rae Jepsen LIVE with the VSO – June 25, 2018 at the Orpheum

  The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is delighted to welcome the Juno and Grammy nominated, multi-platinum award–winning singer and songwriter CARLY RAE JEPSEN for a single, not-to-be-missed performance of her music, accompanied by the VSO and conductor Lucas Waldin at the Orpheum Theatre on Monday, June 25 at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale to the public…

The Firehall Arts Centre Celebrates its 35th Anniversary Season with a Tribute to the Late Leonard Cohen

Award-Winning Production Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen Returns to the Heritage Building from March 17 to April 21, 2018  March 17 – April 21 | Firehall Arts Centre | 280 E. Cordova Media Opening:  March 21, 8pm Performance Times:  Tues, 7pm | Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 3pm & 8pm | Sun, 3pm |…

The Chan Centre presents Groundbreaking Duo Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

Combining Mask Dancing and Throat Singing, Celebrated Inuit Artists Reclaim Indigenous Women’s Stories The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq and Greenlandic mask dancer Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory in an electrifying combination of sound and movement, March 16 – 18 at 7:30pm in the…

Oaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

  Back by Popular Demand, Grammy-winner to Perform Works from 2017 album Salon Lágrimas y Deseo The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes back Mexican-American vocalist Lila Downs, who will share her eclectic and vibrant blend of boleros, jazz, rock, blues, and more on March 10, 2018…

Early Music Vancouver Presents Canadian Superstar Angela Hewitt In Virtuoso Piano Performance of J.S. Bach’s –Goldberg Variations–

  Concert by World-Renowned Pianist and Celebrated Interpreter of Bach’s Keyboard Works is Part of EMV’s Ongoing ‘Goldberg Experience’ Series   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Goldberg Variations – Angela Hewitt, on March 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Hailed as “the pre-eminent Bach pianist of our time”…

Early Music Vancouver Brings Holiday Warmth with Beloved Annual Festive Cantatas: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat

Monica Huggett Leads All-Female Ensemble of Baroque Specialists, Giving Audiences the Chance to Hear These Works As They Were Originally Conceived Early Music Vancouver (EMV) is proud to present Festive Cantatas: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat on December 23, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. For this year’s edition of the…

The World’s Most Streamed Classical Composer – Ludovico Einaudi – Performs Program of Favourites at Orpheum Theatre

  Vancouver concert marks first Canadian stop in Italian pianist and composer’s Essential Einaudi North American Tour   Cross Current Music presents one of the globe’s most prodigious and prolific musicians – Ludovico Einaudi – on Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm at The Orpheum Theatre. As part of his ‘Essential Einaudi’ North American Tour, the Italian…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Back Renowned Irish Ensemble  The Gloaming

  Folk Supergroup Returns to Perform Evocative Ballads and Sweeping Melodies from Acclaimed Second Album ‘2’   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland’s acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7 pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered…

The Vancouver Chopin Society Launches Momentous 20th Anniversary Season with Vancouver Premiere: – Maria Pomianowska and her Folk Band – 

Poland’s Acclaimed Ethno Music Master Retraces Chopin’s Influences and Imagines Composer’s Cross-Cultural Inspirations   The Vancouver Chopin Society (Chopin Society) proudly opens its milestone 20th anniversary season with Maria Pomianowska and her Folk Band in A Journey into Chopin’s musical inspiration, October 14, 3 pm & 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. This two-part performance begins…

#Favourites what’s happening this week and beyond

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina   Go for a drive #GoFurther150 Ford Canada drive experience   You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS…

Award-winning Vancouver singer raises her voice for International ME/CFS & FM Awareness Day

  Soprano and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis sufferer Jacqueline Ko presents Here I Stand, a benefit show for the ME/FM Society of BC This May, an award-winning soprano will sing to support chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. On Saturday, May 13th, 25-year-old Jacqueline Ko will present the gala benefit concert Here I Stand at Marpole United Church. The…

The CANADA LINE connects you to the Filberg Festival

Vancouver Island is a great place to be in the summer. Islanders are laid back, artsy, and musical, kind of like the Filberg Festival! Getting to Comox for the Filberg Festival is easy; hop the B.C. Ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Or take The Canada Line to Waterfront and a few steps to Harbour Air flying into Comox Harbour, or The Canada Line to YVR and Pacific Coastal Airlines flying into Comox Airport. No matter how you get here you will have a great time at the Filberg Festival.