For 25 years, Chor Leoni has been launching each summer by mixing it up on the Bard on the Beach stage—wildly jumping from Broadway hits to folk songs, funk, and everything in between. But now the all-male choir’s schedule has become so busy that it’s bidding adieu to the warm-weather showstopper—but not before reprising a hit from its first performance on the Bard stage, Miles Ramsay’s merging of Cole Porter’s “So in Love” with Leonard Bernstein’s “Tonight”. That piece will share the farewell program with everything from Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” to a Lady Gaga/Madonna mashup. Yes, the boys are going to go out in style.
Chor Leoni presents Mane Event at Bard on the Beach this Monday (June 25) and next (July 2).
High five: Five events you just can’t miss this week
To July 29 at the Granville Island Stage
A cool, Dublin-set indie spin on the guy-meets-girl musical.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
June 23 to January 11, 2019, at Lipont Place art centre in Richmond
Shoes, Champagne, and more brought up from the bottom of the sea.
June 27 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
Opera meets ancient Indigenous song in a unique concert.
To September 13 at the Bard on the Beach BMO Mainstage
Strong vision and performances at the bloody Bard season opener.
To September 30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
A fun and artistic celebration of an iconic piece of architecture.