Volunteer with the Vancouver Symphony

The Vancouver Symphony Volunteers welcomes new members who bring energy, talent, expertise and commitment to support the Symphony’s music and mission.

We seek volunteers to help with office and concert assistance, education programs, fundraising and the Symphony Gift Shop at the Orpheum Theatre.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out the form below.

For more information please call 604.684.9100 ext. 240 or email volrsvp@vancouversymphony.ca.

VOLUNTEER COUNCIL

The Volunteer Council is made up of recognized volunteer leaders who have demonstrated outstanding support for the volunteer organization, and who are committed to the goals of the Vancouver Symphony Society.  The Council is a resource link between the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and volunteers. Its work is twofold: to provide leadership to volunteers through training and communication and by providing financial support for the orchestra and administration through events including the Holland America Luncheon and the Symphony of Style.

Leadership roles are assumed in succeeding years after spending time observing and participating as committee members. The Council meets 3 times each season and the executive and committees may meet more frequently.

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EXECUTIVE

Chair: Azmina Manji
Vice-Chair: Beryl Ferguson
Secretary / Treasurer: Mary Wallace Poole
Members: Candace Bailes, Barbara Morris, Jean Pirie

PROJECT LEADERS

Symphony of Style
Azmina Manji  & Beryl Ferguson, Co-Chairs 2019

Holland America On-board Luncheon
Beryl Ferguson, Chair 2019

STAFF CONTACT
Katherine Houang
Telephone: 604.684.9100 ext. 252
Email: katherine@vancouversymphony.ca

SCHEDULING

Concerts (all venues)
(Staff)

Gift Shop
Barbara Morris

Lottery in Malls
Evelyn Kenny

Reception
Gloria Davies

Tea & Trumpets
Marlene Strain

Volunteer Hours Records
Sheila Foley

New Volunteers
Noelene Buckner & Susan Zygmunt

THE SYMPHONY GIFT SHOP

A REWARDING SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AT THE VSO GIFT SHOP

The Symphony Gift Shop is located in the Orpheum Theatre lobby and is open 75 minutes prior to VSO concerts and during the interval. Often guest artists meet the audience members following the concert and sign CDs.

Some merchandise highlights include:

  • a wide collection of recordings
  • music-themed gift items and apparel including scarves, socks, and ties
  • specially selected accessories including shawls, scarves, purses, and jewelry
  • music books for children
  • guest artist CDs are frequently available

 

Thank you to the Volunteers for staffing the Shop, as all proceeds support the Vancouver Symphony.

ENJOY THE VSO AT HOME!

CD – Chopin: Piano Concertos

CHOPIN: PIANO CONCERTOS
Live Recording Release by Janina Fialkowska, Bramwell Tovey, and the VSO

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)

Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
1 I. Maestoso
2 II. Larghetto
3 III. Allegro vivace

Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
4 I. Allegro maestoso
5 II. Romance – Larghetto
6 III. Rondo – Vivace

Available in the Symphony Gift Shop: Chopin: Piano Concertos featuring famed Canadian-born pianist and renowned Chopin interpreter Janina Fialkowska, and the VSO under the baton of Bramwell Tovey. The disc, consisting of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 and Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, was recorded live during a performance by the VSO in March 2010. Celebrated for her interpretations of the classical and romantic repertoire, she is particularly distinguished as one of the great interpreters of the piano works of Chopin and Mozart.

CD PRICING

Mail Orders within Canada: $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling per CD (out of country enquiries: please email volunteer@vancouversymphony.ca for price quote on shipping and handling).

Click here to email your order, or call 604.684.9100 ext. 240 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm