Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra

Date: May 26, 2018

November 23 | 7:30 pm & November 24 | 3:00 pm, 2019

Experience Elektra’s celebrated concert evoking the warmth and wonder of the Christmas season at Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra. With special guests, Vetta Chamber Players, Joan Blackman, Artistic Director, and the Vancouver Bach Children’s Chorus, Marisa Gaetanne, Music Director. Traditional Christmas melodies from Austria, England, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Wales plus works by Argentina’s Santiago Veros and Canadians Susan Edwards, Mark Sirett and Read More

Women of the Italian Baroque

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March 7, 2020 • 7:30 pm

Immerse yourself in exquisite music from 17th Century Italy as Canada’s celebrated Elektra Women’s Choir and guest conductor, Alexander Weimann perform virtuosic music by seven women composers of the baroque era. Focusing on the vast legacy of Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704), this is a program of music first heard in convents across Northern Italy. Discover composers Caterina Assandra, Raphaella Aleotti, Bianca Maria Meda, Maria Xaviera Peruchona, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Read More

The Lost Words: A Spell Book

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May 6 and 7, 2020 • 8:00 pm

In 2017,  author Robert Macfarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris created a magical book called The Lost Words: A Spell Book. It was a whimsical and evocative response to the fact that, in 2007, the Oxford Junior Dictionary had replaced 40 words about the natural world with words about the digital one.  “Adder” and “willow” had given way to “cut-and-paste” and “voice mail”. Written in hope, Robert’s “spells” are meant to conjure Read More