National Conductors' Symposium Presents RENAISSANCE, ROMANTIC RUSTIC

This concert will be the final event of the 37th annual National Conductors' Symposium.

Jon Washburn and his five invited conductors from around the world will focus on three distinct musical styles - the Renaissance polyphony of Palestrina, Victoria, Lassus and Josquin; the Romantic partsong of Schubert, Schumann, Fauré and Elgar; and the Rustic art of folksong from Britain, France, Germany and North America.

The performance will be prefaced with Jon and the singers demonstrating a few of the many techniques that conductors use to shape and manipulate the elements of a piece into a personal interpretation of the music.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Sicut cervus/Sitivit anima mea
Robert Schumann - Zigeunerleben, Op. 29, No. 3
Aaron Copland - Long time ago

Tomás Luis de Victoria - O quam gloriosum
Edward Elgar - On the Alm
Bob Chilcott - Londonderry Air

William Byrd - Ave verum corpus
Hugo Wolf/Jon Washburn - Verborgenheit
Harry Somers - Feller from Fortune

Roland de Lassus - Audite nova!
Gabriel Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Bob Chilcott - Greensleeves

Jacob Clemens non Papa - Ego flos campi
Franz Schubert - Schicksalslenker
Harry Somers - The Old Mayflower

Josquin des Prez - Verbum caro factum est
Gioacchino Rossini - Ridiamo cantiamo
Aaron Copland - I bought me a cat


Anne Bonnycastle (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Robert Braham (Perth, Australia)
David De Lyser (Portland, Oregon)
Joo Yeon Hwang (Tucson, Arizona)
Brittany Mielnichuk (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

This Saturday evening concert concludes the six-day National
Jon Washburn, conductor
Conductors' Symposium, hosted and organized by Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir. The advancement of Canadian choral music through workshops, seminars and conductor training has always been an important part of the Vancouver Chamber Choir's role as a professional choir.

For the past 37 years, the National Conductors' Symposium has given talented conductors from around the world the opportunity to work with a professional choir. Out of the many applications received, five conductors are chosen to work with Master Conductor Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

During the workshop, the selected conductors are observed in morning and evening rehearsals with the Choir. These rehearsals are complemented by sessions on score interpretation and choral techniques. Applicants may also participate in the Symposium as observers and have one opportunity to conduct if they wish, or they may also take part as singers.

The National Conductors' Symposium fulfills an important educational function in Western Canada and is an intensive and practical addition to the formal training programs offered in Canadian educational institutions. Through this Symposium, Conductor Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir hope to provide a vitally important stimulus to the growth of choral music in Canada.

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There will be a limited number of tickets for sale at the door, including $10 student rush tickets, even if Ticketmaster sales are no longer available. Doors will open at 7:00pm.

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