Mozart’s Great Mass, A Russian Christmas, Winter Harp

Event Details

NSCU Centre for the Performing Arts

The NSCU Centre is proud to present three distinct holiday-themed shows this December:

Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor & Opera Choruses

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2011, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $20/$15/$10 (Children under 12)

A Russian Christmas

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 8:00 pm

Tickets: $15/$10/$5 (Children under 12)

Winter Harp

Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 15, 2011, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $37/$34

North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
Box Office: 604.990.7810 | capilanou.ca/nscucentre

Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor & Opera Choruses

Capilano University’s dual choirs unite to present Mozart’s rarely performed Great Mass, accompanied by the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra on December 3 at 8:00 pm and December 4 at 3:00 pm at the NSCU Centre.

Conducted by Lars Kaario, the Capilano University Festival Chorus and Capilano University Singers, featuring 150 voices will perform Mozart’s Great Mass along with choruses from Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Nabucco, Lucia di Lammermoor and Carmen. Jin Zhang will conduct the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra.

A Russian Christmas

Stephen Woodyard conducts the Capilano University Wind Ensemble in their annual holiday show on Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 pm at the NSCU Centre. This year’s show features a performance of Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music showcasing the beautiful sounds of Eastern Orthodox liturgical music. The concert will also feature a selection of holiday music from across the globe.

Winter Harp

Now in it’s 12th year presenting the ensemble, the NSCU Centre is proud to announce the return of Winter Harp, this year featuring special guest harper and storyteller Patrick Ball. Winter Harp performs on December 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm at Capilano University as part of their Western Canada tour. Join this world-class ensemble for a concert of heartwarming carols, songs and stories in celebration of the holiday season.

The musicians, in medieval attire, perform a striking collection of music including well-known carols with Celtic, medieval, world and Spanish influences. Candles light the stage providing a backdrop for the musicians playing harps, drums, tambourines, temple bells, flutes and an assortment of rare 12th century instruments including the ethereal-sounding bass psaltery, the symphonie (medieval ancestor of the hurdy-gurdy) and the nyckelharpa.

Directed by Lori Pappajohn, Winter Harp features harpists Janelle Nadeau and Esther Cannon, medieval instrumentalist Joaquin Ayala, percussionist Lauri Lyster, flutist Jeff Pelletier, singer Caroline Markos, and narrator/harper Patrick Ball.

About Patrick Ball

Patrick Ball is a premier wire-strung Celtic harper and spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold over one-half million copies internationally and won national awards. Ball is in constant demand in theatres and at festivals throughout North America, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

winterharp.com

Holiday Shows In Brief:

Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor & Opera Choruses | December 3, 8:00 pm, December 4, 3:00 pm | $20/$15/$10

Capilano University choirs, 150 voices, sing Mozart’s rarely performed Great Mass and popular opera choruses with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra.

A Russian Christmas | December 6, 8:00 pm |
$15/$10/$5
Celebrate the season with a performance of Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music along with music from around the world.

Winter Harp | December 14 & 15, 7:30 pm | $37/$34
Harps, flute, medieval instruments, percussion, poetry and song combine for a magical celebration of the holiday season.

Media Contact

Zoe Quinn
604.986.1911
x3523
zquinn@capilanou.ca

Photos & Interviews Available Upon Request

Supported by:

North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts
Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

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