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Mozart – Requiem & Chatman – A Song of Joys

In honour of the 20th anniversary of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC Choirs and Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart's Requiem and Stephen Chatman's A Song of Joys on April 8th, 2017. With Drs. Graeme Langager and Jonathan Girard, conductors. Full event details here

Note: The performance begins at the 30:30 mark.

Choir Practice (Documentary)

Enjoy the UBC Opera Ensemble with Jonathan Girard conductor and members of the UBC Symphony Orchestra in Choir Practice, recorded by the Canadian Music Centre.

Choir Practice, a fresh, contemporary opera by librettist Tara Wohlberg and composer Stephen Chatman.

An unlikely cast of misfits promises to take audiences on an entertaining ride through a choir rehearsal. From the onset, everything appears to go downhill: the choir is terrible; the philandering conductor has no conducting skills; and two competing soloists attempt to kill each other. A stuttering tenor, a blind woman, a diva, a belly dancer and a clown round out the hilarious cast.

Grand historical or political themes are absent—but a blind lady transforms the choir.

Set in Vancouver, circa 1985, warm-ups, roll call and a healthy dose of sexual innuendos follow as the rehearsal for the national competition in Toronto begins.

Choir Practice

Enjoy the UBC Opera Ensemble with Jonathan Girard conductor and members of the UBC Symphony Orchestra in Choir Practice, recorded by the Canadian Music Centre. Choir Practice, a fresh, contemporary opera by librettist Tara Wohlberg and composer Stephen Chatman. An unlikely cast of misfits promises to take audiences on an entertaining ride through a choir rehearsal.