Bohemian Rhapsody

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Last season, we were especially lucky to perform the Korngold violin concerto with Nancy DiNovo, and we are thrilled this season to welcome her back to play the electrifying Dvorak violin concerto! Continuing the Czech/Bohemian theme, we will also play Smetana’s beloved Moldau which musically depicts the river which flows through the country, and three of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances.

And with a concert titled “Bohemian Rhapsody” we couldn’t resist throwing in a little something extra, with the choir joining forces…

Come see it Saturday April 27, 7:30pm at Fraserview church!

The Illumination of Jewish Music

The Illumination of Jewish Music

On March 10, 2019, 3:00pm, at South Arm United Church, the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association (ROCA) will be performing “Sing Shalom!”, a concert devoted to Jewish music.

As a ROCA chorus member, this concert has special personal significance for me. For most of my adult life, I did not know that I was Jewish.  In my maternal line are three generations of Ukrainian/Polish Jews who chose to be Canadians, beginning with my great-grandparents who fled pogroms and other forms of persecution in Eastern Europe for the hope of survival in a new land.