Vancouver Men’s Chorus Presents: Connections


Last January, I joined the Vancouver Men’s Chorus. I made the decision after Stephen and I went to their Christmas concert to support our friend Richard and discovered what a talented, energetic and fun group of guys they are! Six months later and it’s my turn to perform in my first concert! Come and see us June 4th, 6th and 7th at Performance Works on Granville Island for CONNECTIONS.

The VMC has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and has established themselves as one of Canada’s premier singing ensembles. With the talented Willi Zwozdesky leading, they have traveled all over Canada and abroad presenting shows that always pack a punch. Whether it’s the custom-made arrangements by Willi, VMC accompanist and leader of VMC’s small ensemble a cappella group Synergy Stephen Smith or a number of other Canadian arrangers, or singing some of the classics- the VMC shows are full of great music with a message.

This season’s concert, Connections, is all about reaching out and making connections on a myriad of different levels. Connecting with our community, our roots, our country and with each other- it’s all about reaching out. Here’s the official announcement text:

Global CONNECTIONS are revealed by recalling the cultural capital we have inherited from our First Nations, from Europe, and Asia, and by sharing that which we have cultivated here. CONNECTIONS made through singing swaps between the music of today and yesterday, reflecting our awareness of how deeply interconnected we are at home and school, on the street and stage, in Canada and abroad.

We are also excited to present Coquitlam’s GLASS Youth Choir as our special guest for this concert. Under the direction of Carol Sirianni, GLASS Youth Choir has entertained and educated since 2001 as the first North American youth choir for GLBT and supportive/allied singers. Now featuring twenty-five singers ranging in ages 14 to 20, they provide a model of acceptance for youth of all sexual orientations. The Vancouver Men’s Chorus is thrilled to host this pioneering group, which has inspired a growing international network of gay and lesbian youth choirs.

The show includes some amazing music, including songs like What Matters (written after the Matthew Shepard incident), Narrow, Bridge Over Troubled Water and many more. It promises to be a fantastic show and for anyone living in the area- I encourage you to buy tickets and check it out! Supporting local arts is a great way to get involved and see some of the awesome talent in your community!

Where: Performance Works, on Granville Island.

When: 8 pm, June 4th, 6th and 7th, 2009.

Tickets: General – $25, Student/Senior – $23. Reserved seating available for $50 (includes a $25 tax receiptable donation to the VMC)