Chor Leoni Men's Choir Announces 2014/2015 Season
Date: June 17, 2014
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Choir type: Community Choirs
Vancouver’s renowned Chor Leoni Men's Choir and Artistic Director Erick Lichte are proud to announce their 2014/2015 season, featuring 14 performances across the Lower Mainland.
Their 22nd annual Remembrance Day production, A Great Service (Nov 8 & 11), focuses on the unsung acts of wartime compassion between soldiers, as witnessed by author Robert Service. Well-known actor Christopher Gaze joins the choir as guest reader for these traditional concerts. In December the choir will present the Canadian premiere of Peter Rothstein’s fully staged theatrical production, All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at the Vancouver Playhouse (Dec 19 – 21). Chor Leoni and professional actors will tell the true story of the miraculous Christmas Truce in the words and songs of the men who lived it. In March the choir hosts their inaugural VanMan Choral Summit (March 7) at the Chan Centre, featuring performances from Chor Leoni, the Chor Leoni MYVoice choirs, British Columbia Boys Choir, UBC Men’s Choir, Vancouver Men’s Chorus, and Seattle’s Illumni Men’s Chorale – over 300+ men singing together. New commissions will be premiered at The Dream We Carry (April 18 & 19). Highlights include a major work by Ēriks Ešenvalds on texts by Leonard Cohen, and new works by Jocelyn Morlock and Imant Raminsch. The “singing lions” end their season with Manely Canadian (June 22 & 29) at Bard on the Beach (June 22 & 29). This traditionally fun show will feature music from this great land we call home.
Chor Leoni will also host their annual At Home fundraiser (Sept 23), sing “live to air” for CBC’s Food Bank Day, perform with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Elektra Women’s Choir (Feb 21 & 22), and reprise their wildly successful Chor Leoni Idol fundraiser (May 12).
For full details of Chor Leoni’s 2014/2015 season and to purchase season’s tickets, visit www.chorleoni.org. While there, why not sign up for their “E-Roar” electronic newsletter? The choir maintains an active social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube, and encourages you to join the conversation!
Chor Leoni’s next performances are Mondays June 23 and 30 at Bard on the Beach, where they present Manely #1's, their fun exploration of chart toppers, show stoppers, counting songs, and anything to do with the number “1”. Tickets are available through the Bard box office 604.739.0559 or online here.