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Our Next Concert

 

Puccini – Messa di Gloria

 
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
West Vancouver United Church
2041 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver

Puccini (1858 – 1924) wrote his Mass when he was only 18 as a graduation exercise and it was first performed in 1880. Then Puccini, who was now only really interested in opera, buried it and it only reappeared after his death. Pity. For the way he writes for the choir and the soloists and the wonderful melodies give a foretaste of all the operas which Puccini wrote later. Today, his Mass is firmly established in the choral repertoire.
 

The Pacific Spirit Choir

We are a community choir hosted at West Vancouver United Church on Vancouver’s North Shore in British Columbia. Interested? Click here.

Our vision is to be a premier concert choir enjoyed for its repertoire of entertaining and engaging music ranging from large oratorios and Masses of composers from the 17th to the 21st century, to shorter choral gems, ancient and modern, classical to jazz, serious to humorous.

Our mission is to present meticulously prepared, passionate performances of great choral works so as to create community, increase vocal and musical skills of our members and enrich the lives of audiences at home and abroad.

 

Our 2017-2018 Season

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Haydn – Mass in Time of War 2:00 pm WVUC
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Christmas Carolong 2:00 pm WVUC
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Puccini – Gloria! 2:00 pm WVUC

 

On Tour

Touring is a also a major focus of our group: we have completed five tours to Europe in the past ten years. Our last tour, in May 2015, was in France and Spain. On that tour, in Barcelona, we sang in Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia whose concert organizer deemed us the “finest choir to have sung there in the last five years”.

Our next tour was scheduled to take place early in May 2018 but has had to be postponed to May 2019 when we plan to sing in Holland, Belgium and France (Paris).

More details of previous tours can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the District of West Vancouver through their Community Grant Programs, the Province of British Columbia and the West Vancouver Community Foundation.