Chor Leoni

Series sponsor:

  • June 14, 2024 | 7:30pm
  • St. Andrew’s-Wesley United

C/4: Canadian Choral Composition Competition


Join Chor Leoni for their most unique and intimate musical experience as you meet Canadian composers Laura Hawley, Robyn Jacob, and Chris Sivak in a delightful evening of new music, interactive banter, and fun. Enjoy three brand new pieces commissioned especially for this project, raise your hand and ask questions, and gain insight into what it’s like to create a new piece of choral music.

General Admission $30.
35 and Under Ticket Pricing Available.

Event Sponsor:

  • June 14, 2024 | 7:30pm
  • St. Andrew’s-Wesley United

C/4: Canadian Choral Composition Competition

Join Chor Leoni and three of Canada’s top composers for a fun evening of music and discussion, and learn what goes into bringing new music to life.

  • Laura Hawley

    Laura Hawley is a Canadian composer, conductor, pianist, and educator known for her creative musical leadership and artistic programming, community engagement, distinctive compositional style, and passionate advocacy for Canadian choral art. Laura has been steeped in choral art since childhood, and her output demonstrates an ongoing interest in writing for all artists from the developing chorister’s voice to the professional choral ensemble. Her works have been commissioned, performed, and recorded by many fine choirs including Canadian Chamber Choir, Pro Coro Canada, Elektra Women’s Choir, Vancouver Youth Choir, Cantiamo Choirs, and Toronto Children’s Chorus. Laura’s works are published by Oxford University Press, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Rhythmic Trident Music Publishing, Cypress Choral music, Silent Dawn Music Publishing, and on www.laurahawley.ca.

  • Robyn Jacob

    Robyn Jacob is a pianist, singer, composer and educator living and working from the unceded territories of the Sḵwxwú7mesh, Xʷməθkʷəyəm and Səl’il’wətaʔ Nations. She has toured Canada and internationally with her avant-pop project Only A Visitor, who have recently collaborated with sound designer Nancy Tam on the multi-media production Double Happiness: Detour This Way. Her compositions include commissions by Third Coast Percussion, Architek Percussion, So Percussion, and Little Chamber Music, and collaborations with visual artists and instrument makers. In 2020 she celebrated the release of Earth Leaps Up on the label elsewhere music with her duo The Giving Shapes in collaboration with harpist Elisa Thorn. Since 2012 she has been part of the multi-disciplinary collective Publik Secrets, artists in residence at the Hadden Park Field House with the City of Vancouver from 2016 to 2023. In 2013 she toured Bali with Gamelan Gita Asmara, and has since been co-leading Gamelan Bike Bike.

  • Chris Sivak

    Chris Sivak (b. June 14th, 1982) is a talented multi–instrumentalist and composer residing in Victoria, BC. His creative output covers a wide range from the soberly serious to the seriously absurd; all lush and lasciviousness, hunting for the perfect musical moment, to manic chamber opera featuring casts of characters out to tickle your funny bone. Chris studied music at UBC with Stephen Chatman and Dorothy Chang. He subsequently moved on to become the composer in residence with the Laudate Singers Of North Vancouver from 2014 to 2016 and is an Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre. Chris is also a freelance writer whose words can be found in your local newspaper and favourite e-zine and maintains a blog at http://www.chris-sivak.com where he dissects music in his own quirky way. Chris also loves to cycle, dance, and wear silly socks.

Concert Program

  • LaMDA

    Laura Hawley

  • What Are You Going Through

    Robyn Jacob

  • Au Clair De La Lune

    Chris Sivak