JUST RELEASED: Pro Coro Canada has announced the line-up of concerts for the 2017-2018 season. See above for the brochure, and click here to find tickets. Michael Zaugg will direct the choir in 8 subscription concerts, the annual performance of the Little Match Girl Passion and the newly-introduced New Year Eve’s concert. The performances will feature works by Pärt, Swayne, Gabrieli, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Tormis, Brahms, Barber, Mendelssohn, Lang, Talbot, and Esenvalds. Canadian composers include Stuart Beatch, Jocelyn Morlock, Kris Fulton, Kathleen Allan, François Hugues-Leclair, Elizabeth Knudson and Cy Giacomin. Exciting is the appointment of Grammy-nominated Latvian Ugis Praulins as composer-in-residence of Pro Coro Canada. 

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Michael Zaugg will conduct the Vancouver Chamber Choir in their season-end concert, April 2018, titled ‘Light Transforming’. The performance will showcase many new and intriguing choral works by Rautavaara, Rheinberger, Söderqvist, Whitacre, Archer, Saint-Saëns, Elgar, Kuula, Knudson and Joby Talbot.

In other news: Michael Zaugg has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music by King’s College, University of Aberdeen. This honour is bestowed on Maestro Zaugg for his ‘significant contribution to the community of choral music on a local and international level’.

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