Take a boys’ choir, an all-male youth choir, and three men’s choirs, and bring them together in the glorious acoustics of the Chan Centre for a day of musical exploration. The result is Chor Leoni’s first-ever VanMan Choral Summit (March 7), an event that showcases the full spectrum of male singing. Featuring Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Chor Leoni’s MYVoice choirs of young men, the British Columbia Boys Choir, UBC Men’s Choir, Vancouver Men’s Chorus, and Seattle’s Illumni Men’s Chorale, this is a “not to be missed” event for lovers of choral music. The daylong event includes opportunities to rehearse together, build community over shared meals, and sing for each other and the public.
The young men of Chor Leoni’s MYVoice program kick off the day’s performances with MYVoice at the Chan (4pm, free admission.) This is an opportunity to support the next generation of choral singers as they bring their exuberance to the Chan’s wonderful setting. The MYVoice performance is free but tickets are required and are available from the Chan box office from 3pm on March 7.
The evening’s Summit Concert (7:30pm, tickets through chancentre.com) features solo sets from the area’s best male choruses, plus a magnificent “surround sound” mass choir finale.
Chor Leoni’s Artistic Director Erick Lichte is excited about VanMan. “The sound of men singing together is one of the rarest and most thrilling on earth,” he says. “Chor Leoni fully believes in the transformative power of male choral singing and we are thrilled to focus that power for a day of music, brotherhood and sharing.”
From youthful exuberance to practiced maturity, VanMan puts you in the midst of over 300 singers as they make the Chan Centre ring. Don’t miss it!
VanMan Choral Summit | March 7, 2015
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
4pm | MYVoice at the Chan
FREE admission, but tickets required. Available from the Chan Centre box office 1 hour prior to performance.
7:30pm | Summit Concert
Adults & Seniors $25 | Students $10 [plus service charges]*
chancentre.com | 604.822.2697
Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Chan box office. Office hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5pm. For more information please call 604.822.2697.