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Vancouver’s Chor Leoni Men’s Choir

Chor Leoni (photo by Phil Jack)

Chor Leoni is an award-winning Vancouver-based men’s choir that performs concerts at venues like St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church and UBC’s Chan Centre.

Concerts with the choir in 2024 include The Return Voyage on February 16th and 17th (which is on the BC Family Day Long Weekend). In the spring there is also Harmonia on April 11th, The Big Roar on April 13th, and Earth & Aether on May 10th and 11th. The final main performance of the season is the C/4: Canadian Choral Composition Competition which happens on June 14th.

For the choir’s official website, visit chorleoni.org.

 

The Return Voyage Chor Leoni Concert

 

Chor Leoni Men’s Choir

Chor Leoni was founded in 1992 by Diane Loomer, a choral instructor who received the Order of Canada. Over the following decades Chor Leoni has won numerous accolades including the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2019. That award is one of the highest honours such a choir can receive!

The exact number of singers changes depending on the season, but there can be upwards of around 60 vocalists or more, all male. The choir performs concerts attended by thousands of audience members over the course of the season.

Chor Leoni returns for its 2023/24 season in the fall of 2023.

 


For the choir’s official website, visit chorleoni.org.


 

Chor Leoni (photo by David Cooper)
Chor Leoni (photo by David Cooper)

 

2023/2024 Season Concerts

Chor Leoni’s in-person concert schedule started in November 2023 and runs until June 2024. Single tickets are available online. Ticket packs for between two and seven concerts are also available at discounted rates.

Below is the schedule for this season. All concerts take place at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street in downtown Vancouver.

  • The Return Voyage: songs of the sea performed by Chor Leoni and La Nef on February 16th and 17th. The ensembles are led by Shantyman Seán Dagher. Tickets range from $20 to $75 per person.
  • Harmonia: Chor Leoni performs in tandem with The Leonids and singers from the Emerging Choral Artist Program. The show is on April 11th, 2024. Tickets cost between $20 and $75.
  • The Big Roar: a massive co-operative night of music featuring Chor Leoni, The Leonids, MYVoice, and the Emerging Choral Artist Program. This event takes place on April 13th, 2024, and costs between $20 and $70.
  • Earth & Aether – the Archaeology of Soul and Sky: two choral masterpieces premiere on May 10th and 11th in 2024. Tickets range from $20 to $70 per person.
  • C/4: Canadian Choral Composition Competition: the choir performs music created by three different Canadian composers in a celebration of local music. The one-night-only show runs on June 14th, 2024. General admission is $30.

In addition to the above, concerts that have also already taken place include the following:

  • Boundless: Chor Leoni starts their season with Remembrance Day performances on November 10th and 11th in 2023. General admission costs between about $20 and $70 each.
  • Christmas with Chor Leoni: their annual Christmas concert series takes place on December 15th, 16th and 18th in 2023. Tickets begin at $20 and cost up to $75.

 

Chor Leoni Men's Choir

VanMan at The Chan Centre (photo by Phil Jack)
VanMan Summit Concert

 

Other Information

For more information about the choir, visit the Chor Leoni website.

The photos in this article are by David Cooper (of the choir at the beach) and Phil Jack (at St. Andrew’s Wesley and at the VanMan Summit Concert.)

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