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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Chor Leoni brings a jolt of energy to the tail end of winter

Chor Leoni presents a top-of-the-charts concert featuring hits by Adele, Kate Bush, BTS, Seal, Avicii, Simon & Garfunkel, and more.

Usually known for its more serious works, Chor Leoni brings a jolt of energy to the tail end of winter with PopCappella III, a top-of-the-charts concert featuring hits by Adele, Kate Bush, BTS, Seal, Avicii, and Simon & Garfunkel.

PopCappella III is a show full of fun, energy, and colour that brings artistry and accessibility together in a potent way,” says artistic director Erick Lichte. “The songs are perfect vehicles for personal expression from the choir members, and allow individuals of the choir to connect to the audience.”

Additional program highlights include an arrangement of Caribou’s song Sister by Canadian composer Marie-Claire Saindon and original work from Jodi Proznick’s Juno-nominated album Sun Songs.

Energetic and optimistic, PopCappella III showcases Chor Leoni’s classic pop, jazz, and choral blend, and will give audiences a lift to carry them through to the beginning of spring.

Chor Leoni will be joined by some of Vancouver’s top musicians, including Juno-nominated bassist Jodi Proznick, multi-percussionist Liam MacDonald, pianist Ken Cormier, and guitarist Keith Sinclair. Cormier and Sinclair have also created six brand-new arrangements for the choir.

“The band, the state-of-the-art sound facilities, and fantastic light show will bring a new shine to familiar favourites,” says Lichte. “Of course, audience members will also get to hear the acclaimed a cappella Chor Leoni sound throughout the program.”

Founded in 1992 by Diane Loomer and now led by artistic director Erick Lichte, while primarily focused on performing classical choral repertoire, Chor Leoni (meaning “choir of lions”) sings music of all genres and periods and in many different languages.

Chor Leoni presents PopCappella III at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United (1022 Nelson St, Vancouver) on March 3 & 4. Visit chorleoni.org for tickets and information.

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