Throw out any preconceptions you have about choral singing being a conservative art form.
Cor Flammae, Canada’s first queer classical chorus, is about to shake the rafters in Vancouver with Fallen Angels: Sacred and Profane Works—presenting shows in both a church and a sex-charged dance club.
The first concert takes place at downtown’s hallowed St. Andrew’s–Wesley United Church on Friday (July 17), while the second happens the next night at the West End’s Club 8x6, with Maria Toilette as host and a dance after party . (Both are presented in partnership with the Queer Arts Festival.)
Under the guidance of guest conductor Stephen Smith, the Vancouver-based group’s repertoire features a collection of pieces by queer composers including Libby Larsen, Francis Poulenc, and Gwyneth Walker, as well as local talents Rodney Sharman, Shane Raman, and Leslie Uyeda.