ROCA Fashion Week

The Richmond Orchestra & Chorus has had many outfits over the years.  In honour of Vancouver Fashion Week, we look back at some of our most fashionable (and unfashionable) moments.

Road to the Isles
October 29, 1996
Richmond Alliance Church

"It is a fitting way to begin our eleventh season, as we celebrate some of the elemental passions of the Scots, their open hearts, their rollicking sense of humour and their deep sensitivity to human experience, heard in their songs." - as written by Eva Baker in the "President's Message".

Our guests for the evening were dancers from the Elizabeth Johnston School of Highland Dancing and piper Rob Johnston and the program featured beautiful music selections such as Sky Boat Song, The Bluebells of Scotland and My Luv is Like Red Red Rose - to name only a few.

An Evening with Gilbert & Sullivan
June 7, 2003
Fraserview MB Church

It was our final concert of our 17th season and we brought the orchestra and chorus together to present a much anticipated evening of Gilbert and Sullivan.  We were pleased to have Simon Johnston as our special guest narrator for the evening.  The audience was entertained by sailors, maidens, pirates, members of the constabulary and various other characters from HMS Pinafore and the Pirates of Penance.

Sing with the Spirit
April 9, 2005
Gilmore Park United Church

In our nineteenth season, audience members were treated to a journey around the world with spiritual and gospel songs steeped in tradition in early April of 2005.  The beautiful jewel toned shirts added to the uplifting atmosphere that featured songs; Amazing Grace, Peace Like a River and When the Saints, to name a few.

Rising Stars - Hallowe'en Edition
October 29, 2011
Richmond Pentecostal Church

The Richmond Orchestra provided audience members with an evening of fun, spooky and exciting music for the opening concert of our 25th season.  The program featured: Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod, Danse Macabre: Poeme Symphonique (Op. 40) by Charles Saint-Saëns and A Night on Bald Mountain by Modes Mussorgsky.  Our featured soloist for the evening was violinst Kevin Ng performing Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor (Op.61) by Charles Saint-Saëns.  Is that Dracula conducting?