MANE EVENT, Chor Leoni’s summer romp on the Bard stage at Vanier Park (3pm & 8 pm, June 25 & July 2), finds Vancouver’s renowned choir of singing lions shaking out their manes for their 25th and final time at Vancouver’s iconic summer venue.
Mane Event blends the old with the new, folk songs with Broadway, and funk with power ballads in a program guaranteed to thrill you. At the very first performance on the Bard stage the choir premiered a a shimmering arrangement by Miles Ramsay that merged Cole Porter’s So In Love with Leonard Bernstein’s Tonight from Westside Story.
The choir will reprise this beloved gem at Mane Event, along with other old favourites including The Impossible Dream, Canadiana Medley, and Into the West. Mane Event isn’t just about nostalgia, though! We’ll be singing terrific new arrangements including Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl, Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes, Try Everything (sung by Shakira in Zootopia), and a high-energy Lady Gaga/Madonna mash up.
Mane Event blends the old with the new, folk songs with Broadway, and funk with power ballads in a program guaranteed to thrill you. Add in amazing choreography, fantastic costumes, and a crackerjack band led by Ken Cormier and it’s clear this isn’t just a concert – it’s the Mane Event!
Monday June 25 | 3pm & 8pm
Monday July 2 | 3pm & 8pm
BMO MainStage Tent at Bard on the Beach
Vanier Park, Vancouver
Tickets from $30
604.39.0559 | www.chorleoni.org