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Vancouver Push Festival

Our picks for this year's annual international performing arts festival

published Jan 1, 2012
Event

Stile Antico: Christmas Music from Tudor England

Dec 5, 2011

Sting sought them out for his lute project Songs From the Labyrinth; this singing ensemble performs without a conductor, thrilling audiences worldwide with their rich musicality.

Event

Salute to Vienna

Jan 1, 2012

Ease into the New Year with an afternoon of Viennese music and dance. The Strauss Symphony of Canada delivers a sumptuous concert performed by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra with guests Patricia Nessy (soprano), Marc Hervieux (tenor), and the Ukraine’s Kiev-Aniko Ballet.

*Editors' Pick

Event

Romeo et Juliette

Nov 26, 2011

Vancouver Opera performs Gounod’s version of Shakespeare’s tragedy with all the good stuff: emotional duets, balcony scenes, and deaths by poison and dagger. Get swept away by graceful and melodic music of French opera at its most romantic. UBC grad Simone Osborne (now 24, she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2008, one of the youngest performers ever to do so) returns from Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company to debut her Juliette with the V.O.

Event

Rejoice

Dec 20, 2011

Chor Leoni presents a joyous concert featuring American composer Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, with special guests A Touch of Brass. Regarded as leaders in the Canadian male choir movement, these singers have a reputation for style, spontaneity, and impeccable technique.

Venue: St. Andrew's-Welsley United Church & West Vancouver United Church

*Editors' Pick