Provence hits the high notes at this year’s Jazz Festival

Building on the success of its regular Wednesday night (6 – 9 p.m.) Jazz performances by the Hip Pocket Trio , Provence Marinaside is set to take its commitment to providing live music one note higher by becoming an official venue of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival which runs this year from June 22…

Powerhouse Team of Female Creators Tackle ‘The Art of a Messy Life’ in Interdisciplinary Performance

Gutsy Work Celebrates Beauty in All Forms with Comedy, Music, and Dance   JUNO-nominated jazz bassist Jodi Proznick, award-winning educator and performer Celeste Snowber, and emerging harpist Alexa Reimer come together in the world premiere of Perfect Imperfections: The Art of a Messy Life at Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch from June 14–16. Interweaving…

THE MRG GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF DONNELLY EVENTS

The MRG Group, one of Canada’s leading hospitality and entertainment companies has announced its acquisition of the majority of shares in international award-winning event producer, John Donnelly & Associates Event Marketing Inc. John Donnelly is an independent Canadian producer of large-scale entertainment properties including festivals, street parties and awards shows who has delivered hundreds of…

A Musical Feast at Blue Grouse Winery

A collaboration to help the local community The concept of a Musical Feast is an elegant, enchanted evening. Chef Bill Jones of Deerholme Farm has teamed up with renowned New York City composer and pianist Misha Piatigorsky and Blue Grouse Estate Winery to present a magical triad on May 20. Guests are in for a wonderful evening of virtuoso music,…

VANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS CELEBRATES 60 YEARS WITH KANTATEFEIER! A CANTATA CELEBRATION

On Saturday, May 12th, the Vancouver Cantata Singers conclude their highly successful 60th season by presenting Kantatefeier: A Cantata Celebration at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. The concert features cantatas and motets by J.S. Bach, plus a new choral composition by Jocelyn Morlock, winner of the 2018 Juno award for Best Classical Composition.  In…

STUNNING MUSICAL LINE-UP TO APPEAR AT MISSION HILL’S SPECTACULAR OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE

Chris Isaak, Chris Botti, and Gipsy Kings set to perform at the winery’s Intimate 1,200-seat Amphitheatre; American music icon Sheryl Crow to headline a Special Performance for Members of Mission Hill’s Privilege Wine Club   The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate…

Celebrate the 10th annual Half Corked Marathon in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Canada’s Event of the Year returns for a weekend of food, wine and music: May 25-27 2018 From May 25-27th, the 10th edition of the Half Corked Marathon returns to the vineyards of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country after being awarded Canada’s Event of the Year at the Canadian Tourism Awards. The sold out event saw…

The Chan Centre presents Australian Contemporary Circus Company To Showcase Gravity-Defying Stunts at Chan Centre

The Chan Centre presents Australia’s One-of-a-Kind Circa  in Astonishing Vancouver Premiere of Opus Renowned Circus Company pairs Impeccable Choreography with Evocative Shostakovich Quartets The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Australia’s bold contemporary circus company, Circa, with their exhilarating performance Opus on April 28, 2018 at 8pm…

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,…

The Railway Stage & Beer Café set to celebrate its 85th Anniversary with weekend-long celebration

The historic Railway Stage & Beer Café will celebrate its 85th Anniversary from April 6th-8th with three days of special events including shows by local heroes Said The Whale and Hey Ocean!, and a four-band showcase night headlined by Friction Project.   It’s rare for bars and clubs to make it to their 10th anniversaries,…

Massey Theatre presents INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

    An Evening of Exquisite Global Guitar Talents Saturday, January 20, 2018 @7:30PM Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster Tickets:  $35 Adult / $25 Students & Seniors / $15 children under 12 (plus service charges)  Buy Now –ticketsnw.ca    Hit show returns!   With the overwhelming success of last years show, the Massey Theatre…

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…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi’s Requiem

    Thunderous rage and soft, tremulous prayers reverberate in the Orpheum Theatre with Vancouver Bach Choir   The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) combines forces with Vancouver Bach Choir to present one of the most celebrated Romantic masterworks, Verdi’s Requiem. This formidable funeral mass resounds under the direction of Leslie Dala with Joslin Romphf…

AFRICAN DESCENT FESTIVAL RETURNS TO VANCOUVER JULY 22 AND 23 WITH HEADLINER NKULEE DUBRE

  As a celebration and promotion of the arts, culture, and music of African descendants, African Descent Society is proud to announce the 3rd annual African Descent Festival. With an often unknown rich African history, Vancouver boasts a vibrant and long-standing African descendent community. This community follows historic lines back to Hogan’s Alley, the first…