- Vancouver Chamber Choir
- Schafer/85: A Birthday Spectacular
Schafer/85: A Birthday Spectacular
Presented by the Vancouver Chamber Choir
A concert celebrating the 85th birthday of outstanding Canadian composer, R. Murray Schafer.
The Vancouver Chamber Choir will perform three major works from Schafer’s choral oeuvre:
“The Star Princess and the Waterlilies”, a Schaferian creation myth on the celestial origin of waterlilies for women’s voices, alto solo, narrator and percussion;
“Narcissus and Echo”, in which young Narcissus encounters the nymph, Echo (as written by Ovid and recounted by the blind seer, Tiresias) for chorus, baritone and soprano soloists;
“The Love that Moves the Universe”, music of the stars and spheres of light of the first and last cantos of Dante’s ‘Paradiso’ from ‘Divina Commedia’ for chorus and orchestra intermingled.
Featuring the singers and soloists of the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jon Washburn.
There will be filmed interviews with the honoured composer, R. Murray Schafer, and his long-time musical colleague, conductor Jon Washburn, and other special features.