Vancouver Cantata Singers Concerts


I am thrilled to announce the 60th anniversary season of the Vancouver Cantata Singers. I am so proud to be a part of this legacy and community of musicians, who throughout the past sixty years have produced choral singing to the highest technical and artistic caliber while exploring and contributing to the vast body of choral repertoire. The Vancouver Cantata Singers continue to provide audiences with stimulating concert experiences through programming, setting, and excellence of choral singing and I am delighted to share our next season with you.

During this significant year, VCS offers a range of both grand and intimate choral masterpieces. Our season begins with the first of two collaborations with Early Music Vancouver, J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion at the Vancouver Bach Festival. Then in early December, we join forces with Early Music Vancouver again for their presentation of Handel’s iconic work Messiah, which promises to be an exciting production with period instruments and international soloists at the Vancouver Playhouse. On December 23, our popular 15th annual Christmas Reprise at Holy Rosary Cathedral is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. In February 2018, we look forward to a concert of favourites from the German Romantic repertoire including works by Rheinberger, Brahms, and Bruckner. We join the Vancouver Chamber Choir in their annual Good Friday concert to sing Sergei Rachmanioff’s Vespers and in May 2018, we conclude our 60th anniversary season with the music of Bach – a selection of cantatas and motets plus a new commissioned work by Jocelyn Morlock.

We have so many reasons to celebrate our rich choral history and yet our true success remains with you – our audience. Thank you for your continued support over the years.

Here’s to a further 60 years of singing and innovating tradition!

Paula Kremer
Artistic Director
Vancouver Cantata Singers

St. John Passion

August 11 2017

Handel’s Messiah

December 1 & 2 2017

Christmas Reprise XV

December 23 2017

Cantus Missae: Rheinberger and the Romantics

February 24 2018

Kantatefeier! A Cantata Celebration

May 12 2018

In the Community

Various dates