The VBC presents the triumphant return of a glorious tradition with the presentation of one of the world’s most beloved oratorios. Superb music and ancient text combine in this treasured choral work, performed by the glorious voices of the Vancouver Bach Choir, accompanied by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Leslie Dala. Featuring soprano Rachel Fenlon; mezzo-soprano Sylvia Szadovski; tenor Martin Sadd and baritone Aaron Durand.
8:00 p.m. December 14 Orpheum Theatre
Leslie Dala and members of the VBC were ready to talk about Messiah at their concert for the benefit of the Vancouver Food Bank Volunteers. Here is the video of that brief discussion.
Two members of the VBC, Anne-Marie and Rod, spoke about their work with the Choir. Anne-Marie is a relative new-comer, with three years; Rod has been singing with the VBC since 1982.
Tickets and info: 604.696.4290 www.vancouverbachchoir.com
The Nativity story meets Fawlty Towers. A true original and probably one of the funniest Christmas shows ever. Back again by popular demand. By Drew McCreadie, directed by Diane Brown with John Murphy, Noah Rosenbaum, Dustin Freeland and Stephen Beaver.
8:00 p.m. December 4 – 7 Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Deer Lake Park, Burnaby
8:00 p.m. Dec. 10 – 22 Firehall Arts Centre, 349 E. Cordova St., Vancouver
Humourist David Sedaris’ merrily wicked tale of his tour of duty as an elf at Macy’s Santaland returns for another laugh-filled month at the Arts Club Revue Stage. Ryan Biel reprises his role as “Crumpet” bringing laughter and joy just in time for the holiday season. A great holiday treat for adults.
7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 8:00 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday;
2:00 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday
Arts Club Revue Stage, Granville Island
Tickets: www.artsclub.com or phone 604.687.1644