I am copying an email sent out by the director of the Elektra Choir, Morna Edmundson. For those of you who don't know Morna, she is an extremely well respected choral director, not just in BC and Canada, but internationally as well.
Whether or not you are in favour of the proposal it is good to know that the opportunity for input is now available. Just follow the link in Morna's email.
I have also included, with his permission, a link to a favourable comment submitted to the city by the chorus's Paul Ohannesian which will give you some more insight into the project itself.
If you have not yet voiced your personal support for Ryerson Church’s property redevelopment proposal through the official City of Vancouver Open House comment form, I would invite you to do so before the opportunity closes shortly. A City Planning Department decision on the proposal is expected by summer. If you attended the February Open House and completed a comment form in person, there is no need to do the online version.
If the proposal is approved, this important acoustic for classical music will be preserved for future generations. http://rezoning.vancouver.ca/applications/2165-2195and2205-2291w45thave/index.htm
I’m available to answer any questions you may have about the plans as they relate to community-based music groups.
Click here for read Paul Ohannesian's Comments