VCC Music presents spring concert lineup
Posted on March 28, 2022
Enjoy local music talent when Vancouver Community College (VCC) opens the auditorium to free spring concerts. From jazz bands to choral ensembles, VCC Music has something for all tastes.
Jazz Repertory/ New Orleans Ensembles
Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m.
VCC’s Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by Craig Scott, will fill the air with the jubilant sounds of jazz music, including inspiring solos and tight-knit arrangements. The New Orleans Ensemble, directed by James Danderfer, brings a gumbo of influences from the Crescent City straight to your ears. Join us for a spicy evening of great tunes!
New Music, Gamelan, Bigger Band
Friday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Giorgio Magnanensi’s New Music Ensemble explores the sound and colour of music in all its emerging forms. Jon Siddall directs the VCC Gamelan ensemble in music composed by current students, playing a set of gongs, drums, mallet instruments, and flutes from Java and Bali. John Korsrud leads the Bigger Band, featuring the brightest composers and musicians playing their own music, in a jazz, fusion, and funk-influenced show of virtuosity.
Willan Choir, VCC Concert Choir
Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m.
VCC Music’s beloved choirs, under the direction of Patricia Plumley, will sing a program of music fit for springtime. Come and hear what we’ve got cooked up for you!
Indigenous Vocal, Mount Pleasant Brass Ensembles
Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
VCC’s new Indigenous Vocal Ensemble is directed by Russell Wallace from the Lil’wat nation. The group sings new and traditional songs, based on music from Indigenous culture. The Mount Pleasant Brass Ensemble will perform classical, romantic, and modern arrangements of sweeping beauty.
All events are held at the VCC Auditorium at 1155 E. Broadway and admission is free. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend.
Interested in an education and career in music? VCC Music offers preparatory courses
, and diploma