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.

Nathan Kwok - Cellist and 2019 Rising Star

Nathan Kwok - Cellist and 2019 Rising Star

Nathan Kwok began learning the cello when he was 9 years old  and his passion for the instrument has steadily increased over the years.  He and has been section leader in the Magee Secondary School Orchestra since 2016 and currently studies with Dr. Janelle Ragno.  Nathan’s musical accomplishments are many. In 2016, he was the principal cello and quartet soloist of the BC Music Educators Association Honour Orchestra. He was a member of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra 2012-2016, and was cello co-principal of the Intermediate Orchestra 2015-2016. A chamber music enthusiast, he participated in the Quiring Chamber Music Camp and Quartet Fest West at the University of Victoria, and now plays in the chamber program at the Vancouver Academy of Music.