Grant Us Peace
Nov
4
7:30 pm19:30

Grant Us Peace

  • Fraserview MB Church

Two works with deep connections to the cessation of war comprise our fall concert.  The Violin Concerto of Erich von Korngold will be performed by Nancy DiNovo and the Chorus and Orchestra join to present, Dona Nobis Pacem so particularly appropriate around Remembrance Day.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Dec
9
7:30 pm19:30

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

  • Gilmore Park United Church

Richmond Chorus looks forward to sharing some of our favourite seasonal music, both sacred and secular, with our Christmas audiences. Traditions become established for a reason – they make us feel good!  Come and join us in the carols and Christmas readings we love – both performance and participatory fun!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Dec
10
3:00 pm15:00

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

  • Gilmore Park United Church

Richmond Chorus looks forward to sharing some of our favourite seasonal music, both sacred and secular, with our Christmas audiences. Traditions become established for a reason – they make us feel good!  Come and join us in the carols and Christmas readings we love – both performance and participatory fun!

The Spirit of Christmas
Dec
12
7:30 pm19:30

The Spirit of Christmas

It's music for a cause! The Spirit of Christmas: Benefit Concert for the Richmond Food Bank will feature the Richmond Orchestra performing Christmas classics at South Arm United Church.  Admission is by donation with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Richmond Food Bank Society.

Rising Stars 2018
Feb
17
7:30 pm19:30

Rising Stars 2018

  • Fraserview MB Church

Since 2009, the Richmond Orchestra has organised an annual “Rising Stars” concert that invites young local musicians to rehearse and perform with a full orchestra.   We are once again proud to feature the winners of the Richmond Music Festival Concerto and Composition Challenges as our 2018 Rising Stars.

A Taste of BC
Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

A Taste of BC

  • Fraserview MB Church

Richmond Chorus is joined by members of Chilliwack Symphony Chorus in a program of music that celebrates the composers and arrangers of our own province. Repertoire will include the patriotic, the sentimental, the sacred and many other works, and it will culminate in the magnificent setting of I will Sing Unto the Lord by Imant Raminsh.

Bizet, Ibert & Beethoven
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

Bizet, Ibert & Beethoven

  • South Arm United Church

This concert will feature the Richmond Orchestra's own principal flute Bernard Blary playing the 20th century French composer Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto. With this lesser known composer we will pair perhaps the most well known French composition in Bizet's Carmen Suite and the Richmond Orchestra's favourite symphonic composer Beethoven with his First Symphony.

Richmond Sings 2018
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Richmond Sings 2018

  • Fraserview MB Church

Richmond Sings will see musicians from all around Richmond come together to celebrate the power of music in our community. Helping in this endeavor will be singers from 8 to 80! With this diverse group of choirs there’s sure to be music to appeal to all musical tastes!    So join us for a wonderful night of entertainment for a very worthy cause.  Admission by donation at the door.

A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

  • Fraserview MB Church

Our season ends with a concert celebrating the wonderful music of John Williams, whose film scores include all the Star Wars movies, the Harry Potter movies, the Indiana Jones movies, SupermanHome AloneETSchindler’s ListAmistad and many others.


Canada 150: Music from Coast to Coast
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Canada 150: Music from Coast to Coast

  • Fraserview MB Church

Happy 150th Canada!  In 2017 our country will celebrate its 150th birthday. There will be fireworks, birthday cakes, festivals, air shows, and there will be Music! The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus is proud to present Canada 150: Canada’s Music from Coast to Coast.

Richmond Sings 2017
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

Richmond Sings 2017

  • Fraserview MB Church

Richmond Sings will see musicians from all around Richmond come together to celebrate the power of music in our community. Helping in this endeavor will be singers from 8 to 80! With this diverse group of choirs there’s sure to be music to appeal to all musical tastes!    So join us on May 3 for Richmond Sings, a wonderful night of entertainment for a very worthy cause.  Admission by donation at the door.

Beethoven & Mendelssohn
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Beethoven & Mendelssohn

  • Richmond Pentecostal Church

This concert features two of the 19th century's most uplifting composition – Beethoven`s Symphony No. 8 and Mendelssohn`s Violin Concerto. Beethoven's 8th Symphony is a cheerful diversion from the dramatic and monumental 7th and 9th Symphonies. Soloist Isabel Lago will thrill you with her performance of Mendelssohn`s romantic and heartwarming violin concerto and she will show us all why it is one of the most popular of all the violin concertos!

Young @ Heart
Apr
1
7:30 pm19:30

Young @ Heart

  • South Arm United Church

Richmond Chorus’s April 1 concert will focus on music about, by and for children – and we are delighted to be joined by Vivo Children’s Choir from New Westminster. Vivo, directed by Anne Wilson Unger, Carrie Taylor and Ingrid Verseveldt,  has been singing together since 2002, working in graded levels to allow children to improve their music skills. 

Rising Stars 2017
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

Rising Stars 2017

  • Fraserview MB Church

The Richmond Music Festival Concerto Challenge is an annual event in which winners are selected by a jury to perform with the Richmond Orchestra's Rising Stars concert.  This season the Richmond Music Festival has also created the Composition Challenge.  Who will be playing with the Richmond Orchestra this season?

Ceremony of Carols
Dec
11
3:00 pm15:00

Ceremony of Carols

  • Gilmore Park United Church

Christmas time!  As the song says, “The most wonderful time of the year!”  Decorating the Christmas tree, finding that perfect gift, visiting Santa, and enjoying long-standing traditions with family and friends makes this season a favourite with many people.  Christmas time has always been a special time for the Richmond Chorus as we dig out our old favourite carols, find the perfect rousing audience sing-along and learn new music written especially for the season.

Ceremony of Carols
Dec
10
7:30 pm19:30

Ceremony of Carols

  • Gilmore Park United Church

Christmas time!  As the song says, “The most wonderful time of the year!”  Decorating the Christmas tree, finding that perfect gift, visiting Santa, and enjoying long-standing traditions with family and friends makes this season a favourite with many people.  Christmas time has always been a special time for the Richmond Chorus as we dig out our old favourite carols, find the perfect rousing audience sing-along and learn new music written especially for the season.

Russian Romantics
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

Russian Romantics

  • Richmond Pentecostal Church

This concert will feature works by two of Russia's most celebrated composers; Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. The 2nd Symphony by Tchaikovsky, known as the “Little Russian” is based on Ukrainian folk songs. It's joyful disposition was immediately well received and it is still one of Tchaikovsky's favoured works. Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto is the most popular of his five concertos and it radiates a crisp vitality that allows the soloist and orchestra to maintain a balanced partnership while enjoying Prokofiev's inventive prowess in punctuating lyrical passages with witty dissonances. Mariya Orlenko will thrill you with her dazzling performance!

 

Broadway Parade
Jun
4
7:30 pm19:30

Broadway Parade

  • Fraserview Church Mennonite Brethren

The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus is pleased to again welcome CBC personality and singer Rebecca Hass as our host for this fun night of music from Broadway.  Come and hear all your old favourites.  You’ll want to sing along!

Beethoven & Brahms
May
7
7:30 pm19:30

Beethoven & Brahms

  • Richmond Pentecostal Church

The German Symphony

Two of the most influential composers spanning the transition from Classical to Romantic music, Beethoven and Brahms make for an exciting evening of German music.  We will continue our Beethoven cycle with the 7th Symphony. Also on the program will be the Brahms Violin Concerto featuring violinist Erin Burkholder.

Richmond Sings 2016! - Fundraiser to Benefit Richmond Addiction Services Society (RASS)
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Richmond Sings 2016! - Fundraiser to Benefit Richmond Addiction Services Society (RASS)

  • FRASERVIEW MB CHURCH

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” So wrote Baroness Maria Von Trapp, the matriarch of the famous family in the film The Sound of Music.

Many Richmond choirs are hoping that their music will inspire people to open their hearts and pocketbooks during Richmond Sings, a benefit concert for the Richmond Addiction Services Society (RASS) which will take place on Monday, May 2 at 7:00pm at Fraserview Church in Richmond.

Rossini: "Petite Messe Solennelle"
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Rossini: "Petite Messe Solennelle"

  • Fraserview Church Mennonite Brethren

Generally regarded by his contemporaries as the greatest Italian composer of his time, Rossini wrote Petit Messe Sollenelle later in life as part of a group of works he referred to as Péchés de vieillesse or ‘sins of old age’. The Richmond Chorus is proud to share the stage for this great work with the North Shore Chorus. 

Rising Stars
Feb
27
7:30 pm19:30

Rising Stars

  • Richmond Pentecostal Church

Few concerts are more exciting than those which feature up and coming young musical talent.  ROCA is proud to present Richmond Music Festival winners violinist Isabel Lago, and pianists Sue Wang, Helen Yu and Matthieu Foresi performing on stage with the Richmond Orchestra.