VSONMF04 (Re)Flection

VSONMF04 (Re)Flection


  • 14 Jan 2020

    Tue 7:30 pm

    Christ Church Cathedral

    Tickets At Door


  • 14 Jan 2020

    Tue 7:30 pm

    Christ Church Cathedral

    Tickets At Door

Jared Miller

Guilty Pleasures (based on John Adams’ China Gates) - SW

Jordan Nobles

Walking in Claude’s Footsteps (based on Claude Debussy’s des pieds dans le neige) - SW

Olivier Messiaen, arr. Jennifer Butler

Le merle noir (1952, arr. 2013) - SW

Harry Stafylakis

M3ME for 6 players (2019) - SW

Missy Mazzoli

Still Life with Avalanche (2008) - SW

Nicole Lizée

The Spins (2016) - SW

Nicole Lizée

Epiphora (2016) - SW

Matthew-John Knights

Chromatic Aberrations - SW

Vulc Tadeja


Roomful of Teeth

Quizassa (2012) - VYC

Slovene Folk Melody

Bog Daj, Bog Daj - VYC


Sicut Cervus (1594) - VYC

Part Uusberg

Sicut Cervus (2012) - VYC

Merrill Garbus

Water Fountain (2014) - VYC

Katerina Gimon

Fire (2013) - VYC

Approx. 90 Minute Performance

SW = Standing Wave, VYC = Vancouver Youth Choir

Vancouver’s New Music champions, Standing Wave, present contemporary reflections on old themes, featuring new works by Harry Stafylakis and Matthew-John Knights. Jordan Nobles, Jared Miller and Jennifer Butler refract works by Debussy, Messiaen, Adams, and Morissette through a 21st Century lens. Missy Mazzoli’s classic Still Life with Avalanche will close out the program.

The Award-winning Vancouver Youth Choir, under their inspiring Artistic Director, Carrie Tennant, has performed in concert halls around the world in repertoire ranging from medieval Gregorian Chant to new commissions. Here, they contrast one of the best-known choral works of the Renaissance, Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus, with a setting of the same text by contemporary Estonian composer Part Uusberg on a program also featuring vibrant integration of voice and movement from Vancouver’s Katerina Gimon.

6:45PM – 7:05PM  Join VSO’s VP of Artistic Planning & Production, Misha Aster, Violinist and Co-Artistic Director of Standing Wave, Rebecca Whitling, and Vancouver Youth Choir’s Artistic Director, Carrie Tennant for a pre-concert chat about new music, new voices, young composers, and new music with young people.

This concert is part of the 2020 VSO New Music Festival: (re)creations.

Vancouver Youth Choir

Vancouver Youth Choir Carrie Tennant, Artistic Director