Date: November 5, 2011
Location: Downtown Vancouver Public Library Atrium
As part of the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, and in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, Redshift presents Vertical Orchestra 2011 with the Vancouver Bach Choir. This is a free public event.
In keeping with the city’s anniversary celebrations, the theme for this year’s event is UTOPIA. Five Vancouver composers – Kristopher Fulton, Christopher Kovarik, Jacqueline Leggatt, Jordan Nobles and Jeffrey Ryan – will explore texts that reflect on our potential as a civilization to embrace cultural diversity and to better understand our environment. With this spirit in mind, the combined forces of the Vancouver Bach Choir, the Negative Zed Ensemble and the Vancouver Public Library are a manifestation of civic cultural fraternity: a multi-ethnic and multi-generational living tapestry comprised of nearly 200 musicians — the largest forces ever to be employed for a Vertical Orchestra event.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.