On Saturday, December 17th, Vancouver Cantata Singers continue their 59th season with a traditionally-styled concert celebrating the spirit of Christmas. The national award-winning choir will present Christmas Reprise XIV at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver.
In this matinee concert, the warmth and beauty of the holiday season will envelop performance-goers, providing a refuge amidst a mix of traditional carols and a few more contemporary holiday compositions. The unaccompanied choir, guided by Vancouver Cantata Singers Artistic Director, Paula Kremer, welcomes lovers of choral music and revelers of the season to join them in celebrating through song.
Tickets prices range from $10 to $30 plus service charges. Tickets are available online athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564439.
Christmas Reprise XIV
Saturday, December 17, 2:00pm, Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards Street
This cherished Christmastime performance evokes the true warmth and pure magic of the holiday season. Offering a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the season, we bring you an oasis of pure Christmas spirit.
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.
ABOUT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, PAULA KREMER
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.