The Spirit of Christmas
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas features members of the Richmond Orchestra sharing beloved Christmas classics and new holiday staples in this 3rd annual fundraising concert in support of the Richmond Food Bank. Admission for this event is by donation at the door with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Richmond Food Bank.

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Rising Stars 2019
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Rising Stars 2019

The Richmond Orchestra is proud to present its 10th annual Rising Stars concert featuring the winners of the Richmond Music Festival.  In this program, emerging musical stars of the future have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with a full orchestra and professional conductor.  The talent these young people display on their instruments is only matched by the artistry and passion with which they perform.   A truly unique concert you won’t want to miss!

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Sing Shalom!
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Sing Shalom!

No matter what your faith, creed or background, song is a part of every celebration and occasion and this is no less true for people of the Jewish tradition. In this concert the Richmond Chorus explores the wealth of Jewish music from the writing of Renaissance composer Salamone Rossi in the early 17th century through to more contemporary works.  The Chorus is joined by mezzo-soprano Fabiana Katz for a performance of the beautiful, and very accessible In the Beginning by Aaron Copland, a telling of the Genesis story of creation. We also explore music outside the synagogue, with Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, as well as a variety of music from the folksong tradition, ending with Naomi Shemer’s classic Yershalayim Shel Zahav.

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Bohemian Rhapsody

The picturesque area of Bohemia comes alive in our spring concert which features music from composers Dvorak and Smetana. Our featured soloist, violinist Nancy DiNovo is back by popular demand and will perform Dvorak’s Violin Concerto, a work full of beautiful melodies inspired by Czech folk songs and dances. Completing the program will be the lively Slavonic Dances by Dvorak as well as Smetana’s most beloved work, The Moldau.


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An Evening with Dee Daniels
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Dee Daniels

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!


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A Classic Christmas
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

A Classic Christmas

Christmas time! A time to embrace and rejoice in the classic music of the past and celebrate the creation of new traditions.  For many, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a performance of Handel’s Messiah. This year we are excited to present the Christmas portions of this great work. Come prepared to join in on the magnificent Hallelujah Chorus! Get in the spirit with newer Christmas standards such as Polar Express, O Holy Night, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow! And of course those beloved audience carols, no Christmas is complete without them!

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Sasha Starcevich: A Piano Showcase
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Sasha Starcevich: A Piano Showcase

Our first concert of the season will feature internationally renowned piano soloist Sasha Starcevich.  Sasha has performed around the world in such places as New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall and Windsor Castle.  The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus are proud to be performing with Sasha in Beethoven’s wonderful Choral Fantasy, a glorious work which combines orchestra, chorus and piano soloist.  Sasha will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, perhaps the most popular piano concerto of all time.

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A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Mayday mayday! The Imperial Starships will break free of hyperspace and land in Richmond on June 2, 2018!  The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus needs your help! You're our only Hope! The force is under siege! Bring your lightsabers and blasters - come in costume and help save the musicians from the dark side!

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Richmond Sings 2018
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Richmond Sings 2018

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 is by donation at the door with 100% of the proceeds to benefit S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

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Bizet, Ibert & Beethoven
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Bizet, Ibert & Beethoven

Our spring concert features the Richmond Orchestra with flautist, Bernard Blary performing Jacques Ibert's Flute Concerto (1934) - a work full of brilliantly ornate passages and lively movement yet sweet and gentle in character. Drawn from the music of Georges Bizet's 1875 opera Carmen, we perform the lasting melodies and graceful elegance of orchestral music from the Carmen Suites. Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 completes this evening of beautifully orchestrated music.

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A Taste of BC
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

A Taste of BC

Experience a taste of the patriotic, sentimental and magnificent when the Chilliwack Symphony Chorus joins the Richmond Chorus in a program of music that celebrates the composers and arrangers of British Columbia.

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Rising Stars 2018
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Rising Stars 2018

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 Challenge as our 2018 Rising Stars.

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The Spirit of Christmas
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas features members of the Richmond Orchestra sharing beloved Christmas classics and new holiday staples in this second annual fundraising concert in support of the Richmond Food Bank. Admission for this event is by donation at the door with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Richmond Food Bank.

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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!

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

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!

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Grant Us Peace
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

Grant Us Peace

Our season begins with a program that has deep connections to the cessation of war.  The Richmond Orchestra welcomes violinist Nancy DiNovo performing Korngold's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35; a work full of thematic material from his movie scores.  Sharing the stage, the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus will be joined by soprano Tabitha Brasso-Ernst and baritone Peter Monaghan to present the anguished and beautiful work Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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Richmond Sings 2017
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Richmond Sings 2017

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.

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Beethoven & Mendelssohn
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

Beethoven & Mendelssohn

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!

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Young @ Heart
Apr
1
7:30 PM19:30

Young @ Heart

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. 

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Rising Stars 2017
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Rising Stars 2017

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?

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Ceremony of Carols
Dec
11
3:00 PM15:00

Ceremony of Carols

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.

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Ceremony of Carols
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Ceremony of Carols

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.

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Russian Romantics
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Russian Romantics

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!

 

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Broadway Parade
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Broadway Parade

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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!

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Beethoven & Brahms
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

Beethoven & Brahms

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.

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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)

“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.

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Rossini: "Petite Messe Solennelle"
Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

Rossini: "Petite Messe Solennelle"

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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. 

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Rising Stars
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Rising Stars

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. 

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