2019-2020 Concert Season

Our next concert is Winter Light VII
Vancouver on November 30, and Abbotsford on December 1

Pricing

Admission $25 | Seniors $20 | Students $15

Save 20% on Season’s Tickets: 3 concerts for only $60
$48 for seniors | $36 for students

Winter Light VII

Winter Light VII

Our 7th Annual Take on Winter Themes

Our 7th Annual Take on Winter Themes

Eldon McBride, Conductor
Yihan Zhang, piano
Maria Moularas, harp

The first half of our popular pre-Christmas concert will focus on winter. Former Jubilate conductor Larry Nickel‘s Miles to go Before I Sleep will have you rethinking the mysteries around Robert Frost’s most famous work, while Spotless Rose and Wintertide from another of our favourite composers, Norwegian Ola Gjeilo, further evoke the serenity of a cold and snowy winter’s eve. The second half spotlights Christmas carols from eight different countries, plus Shakespeare’s Winter Wind set to music by Brandon Williams. Come and chill!

Saturday Nov. 30, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver Unitarian Church
949 49th Ave. W., Vancouver

Sunday Dec. 1, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church
2719 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford


World Travellers

World Travellers

JVE’s Musical Romp Around the Globe

JVE’s Musical Romp Around the Globe

Eldon McBride, Conductor
Shifra Day, piano

Our world tour stops in a dozen countries with languages from Cantonese to Gaelic. Ethan Sperry’s Desh (an Indian raga) uses chants and overtone singing to mimic the sounds of Indian percussion. Irish folk song Dulaman (arr. Rollo Fisher) looks at the traditional gathering of seaweed to stem famine, while Canadian folk pieces Away from the Roll of the Sea (Jen McMillan) and Susan Aglukark’s Song of the Land (Jeff Enns) are sure to hit home. The tour ends with JVE Soprano Katerina Gimon’s To the Peak of the Mountain. Worth going out for!

Saturday March 7, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver Unitarian Church
949 49th Ave. W., Vancouver


Good Night

Good Night

A Lighthearted Look at the Dark Side

A Lighthearted Look at the Dark Side

Eldon McBride, Conductor
Shifra Day, piano

JVE’s third and final concert pays homage to darkness and the night sky. Piano and choir trade starring roles in Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul. Further explorations of the cosmos include Eric William Barnum’s The Stars Stand Up in the Air, JVE alumnus Peter Sicotte’s arrangement of Catch a Falling Star, and Nicholas Kelly’s The New Moon. Concluding the concert and our season are Daniel Elder’s stunning Three Nocturnes: Ballade to the Moon, Star Sonnet and Lullaby. Prepare to be dazzled.

Saturday May 30, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver Unitarian Church
949 49th Ave. W., Vancouver