Dee Daniels! Once you attend one of Dee’s concerts and hear her amazing and unique combination of jazz, gospel and blues you will always want more! Beloved local singer Dee Daniels has had a very diverse musical career. She has sung with many of the legends of jazz including Benny Green and Toots Thielemans; sung for the King and Queen of Belgium’s 25th Wedding Anniversary, performed in Twyla Tharp’s musical Come Fly Away. She has performed in Africa, Australia, throughout South and North America and all over Europe. Dee has shared the stage with orchestras across the United States and Canada and now the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus are thrilled to be performing with her in this very special concert. The Chorus will offer a gospel-style set of pieces, while the Orchestra backs Dee up in some of her jazz favourites. This will be an evening not to be missed!
In 1791, Mozart’s extraordinary life was cut tragically short. The choir and orchestra will present several of the unparalleled masterworks from this final year, including the Clarinet Concerto featuring Stephen Robb as soloist, and Mozart’s very last (and unfinished) opus, his poignant and solemn Requiem Mass.
An evening with the choir and orchestra performing Christmas favourites from across the centuries. Whether it’s the baroque magnificence and tenderness of Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit, visions of sugar plum fairies courtesy of Tchaikovsky, nostalgic songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood, or other seasonal classics, there will be something to bring you cheer!
Libby Yu will perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a set of virtuosic variations by turns crackling with energy, dancing to triumph, or fading into a ghost world, and which features one of the most famous soaring romantic melodies ever written. The orchestra will also play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, in honour of his 250th birthday, a masterwork of incredible intensity spun from a single four note motif.
Our Youth Programs
Tix 4 Schools
Tix 4 Schools is one of our many youth outreach programs designed to introduce elementary and high school students to the sights and sounds of a live orchestra and chorus by giving free tickets to schools in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.
ROCA Mentorship Program
The ROCA Mentorship Program is a music scholarship opportunity that aims to encourage secondary and college students that have a strong interest in developing their musical potential and artistry by providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus.