Welcome to Erato Ensemble. We are Vancouver’s professional art-song ensemble performing and commissioning new works since 2006!

Not your grandmother’s classical music, Erato’s performances range from beautiful to challenging to humorous to thought-provoking. Erato dares to be different; to show the public that skilled musicians can bring melodic new music to Vancouver and beyond!

Take a look at our 2017-18 Season!

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Erato Ensemble is Vancouver’s professional art-song ensemble. We have been performing and commissioning new works since 2006!

Read the review our our performance of The Four Note Opera!

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Our Next Concert:


February 10, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Orpheum Annex



  • Stefan Hintersteininger – World Premieres based on the songs of 1950’s indie singer-songwriter Connie Converse & Molly Drake
  • Cathy Berberian – Stripsody
  • Peter Maxwell Davies – The Birdcage from Eight Songs for a Mad King
  • John Cage – Aria with Fontana Mix
  • Gustav Hoyer – Shenandoah
  • David Storen – Toward A Point
  • Jason Noble – Shadow Prism
  • Ali Nader Esfahani – Sorrow A Daughter of Love


  • Dorothea Hayley, soprano
  • Melanie Adams, mezzo-soprano
  • Will George, tenor
  • Michael Park, piano
  • Jeff Pelletier – flute
  • Julie Begg – clarinet
  • Stefan Hintersteininger – cello
  • Larisa Lebeda – violin
  • Stanton Jack – guitar

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