The Vancouver Cantata Singers presents A Christmas Reprise on Saturday (December 21) at 2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards Street).
The 11th-annual holiday concert evokes a warm festive feeling with traditional and contemporary Christmas repertoire. This year’s program will end with Franz Biehl’s arrangement of Ave Maria.
The Vancouver Cantata Singers perform under the direction of Paula Kremer.
Tickets to A Christmas Reprise are $18 and can be purchased online in advance, by phone at 604-730-8856, and at the door if available.
Live Nation has announced that American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent will perform at the Commodore Ballroom on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in support of her upcoming album, St. Vincent.
St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, has been recording and touring constantly since the release of her critically-acclaimed third album, Strange Mercy, and her collaborative album with David Byrne, Love This Giant.
"I finished the Strange Mercy tour in Japan and went directly into Love This Giant rehearsals and the subsequent North American tour," explains Clark.
Preview performances are scheduled for December 23 and 26 at 8 p.m., and regular performances are December 28, January 1 to 4, 7 to 11, 14 to 18 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on December 29, January 5 and 12.
Uncle Vanya is set in the countryside during late 19th century Russia. Vanya, who manages an estate, and his friend Astrov are smitten with the beautiful Yelena, who is Vanya’s new sister-in-law. Meanwhile, Vanya’s neice Sonya is in love with Astrov, but the young doctor is blind to her affection.
Live Nation has announced that Vancouver-based world music group Delhi 2 Dublin and Canadian electronic duo the Funk Hunters will co-headline a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Delhi 2 Dublin has played top festivals in Canada, the UK, and the U.S., and in 2011 expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. Concert-goers can expect an upbeat performance filled with the group's signature mix of Bhangra, Celtic, dub, rock, and electronic sounds.
Live Nation has announced that Canadian rock group Mounties will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom--with guest Rich Aucoin--on Friday, March 21, 2014, as part of the Straight Series.
The members of Mounties (Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle, and Steve Bays) first met in 2009 and participated in an improvised two-week recording session three years later.
Known for their collective work in Limblifter, Age of Electric, Hot Hot Heat, and Fur Trade--along with their celebrated solo identities--the Mounties had their first hit in early 2013 with “Headphones.”
The band's debut album, Thrash Rock Legacy, will be released on March 4.
Live Nation has announced that American rock group Kings of Leon will play a show at Rogers Arena on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in support of its sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull.
Consisting of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, and their cousin Matthew Followill, Kings of Leon has added dates to its North American Mechanical Bull tour, including stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Vancouver.
Attention Little Monsters and pop fans alike: tickets to Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball go on sale today at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website. Lady Gaga will be playing Rogers Arena on Friday, May 30, 2014.
General admission floor tickets are priced at $85 (plus service charges and fees). Reserved seating also available for $35, $49.50, $85 and $200 (plus service charges and fees).
Tickets are also available for purchase by phone at 1-855-985-5000 and at all Ticketmaster Outlets.
Bah! Humbug! returns for a fourth year with Juno Award-winning musician Jim Byrnes as Ebenezer Scrooge. The seasonal benefit for community arts in the Downtown Eastside runs from December 12 to 14 at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
Bah! Humbug! is a twist on the classic Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, as Scrooge own a pawn shop on Hastings Street. This all-ages show highlights the parallels between the economic disparities of Victorian-era London and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Along with Byrnes, the Max Reimer-directed production features First Nations actor Margo Kane, gospel and blues singer Tom Pickett, and actor Steve Maddock.
Vancouver vocal ensemble musica intima presents light for the Child, a holiday concert, from December 14 to 21.
Performances are scheduled for December 14 at Knox Presbyterian Church (403 East Columbia Street, New Westminster), December 16 at West Vancouver United Church (2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver), December 20 at Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard Street), and December 21 at Ryerson United Church (2195 West 45th Avenue). All performances start at 7:30 p.m.
Light for the Child includes timeless holiday classics, such as Benjamin Britten’s Jesu, as thou art our saviour, and contemporary works. Rare pieces by Kristopher Fulton, Michael Conway Baker, and John Burge will also be featured.
Ruby Slippers Theatre presents Hotel Bethlehem, an irreverent Christmas play, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street) from December 10 to 22.
Hotel Bethlehem is a holiday satire in the style of Faulty Towers and Monty Python. The play by Drew McCreadie gives audiences a fresh and hilarious take on the story of Christmas, one featuring shepherds contemplating sheep lotteries, Three Kings evading taxation, ridiculous Roman soldiers, and a blind census taker.
This production directed by Diane Brown features Stephen Beaver, Scott Bellis, Tim Carlson, Alex Diakun, Dustin Freeland, Sean McQuillan, John Murphy, Byron Noble, Kris Novak, Gili Roskies, and Alvin Sanders.