Vancouver City Singers was established 60 years ago and has been a staple in the Vancouver community choir scene ever since! What was once a group of singers at Christmas time has grown into a choir with robust taste. Currently under the direction of Holly Denney, the choir sings a variety of genres from jazz, folk, gospel and well beyond.
If you've thought about joining a choir, Vancouver City Singers is always on the lookout...
The Unitarian Church is known as being a centre for musical performances and gatherings. The Church has a number of music programs, and also hosts performances, benefits and recitals! The Chalice Choir is under the direction of Donna Brown, a teacher and passionate singer who loves the challenge of a new piece of music - and is excited for the challenge of The Events.
We're very excited to have Donna and her choir on board for...
The Events is coming up and that means it is time to showcase our choirs!
First up, for our opening night performance on January 18, 2018 is the Lynn Valley Voices.
Under the direction of Frank Chu, this group welcomes anyone that has a passion for singing and want to share that passion by singing in an ensemble! This choir is a non-auditioned choral group that sings a variety of musical styles that focus on the themes of compassion, beauty, inclusivity, harmony and humour. They also like to draw on the wisdowm of world music that represents many cultures and traditions.
Jumping Into Breath: The Queer Female Protagonist in David Grieg’s The Events
I wanted to start my first post as Associate Artistic Producer of Pi Theatre by diving straight into conflict. I like my theatre confrontational and I like to embody that in my writing as well.
Last night, I tried to watch a Canadian lesbian indie film. I could barely get through the first fifteen minutes. What ultimately disinterested me was how clichéd the queer female representation was. I’m tired of seeing the same old tropes: the confused bisexuals, the predatory lesbians, the fetishization of relationships...
This upcoming January Pi is producing an incredible work - The Events. This piece was created by playwright David Greig with music by composer John Browne. We were able to get in touch with John Browne, the composer, and he answered some of our questions! Read his answers below.
Tell us three things about yourself – other then the fact that you’re a composer.
I’m Irish. From Cork.
I once flew from New York to Ottawa and paid on the plane! Mid-flight, the air steward walked up and down the aisle and one by one we handed over our money. This is true. I was studying in New York and en route to...