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:

Ayre II: Early Music Remixed

May 26, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Orpheum Annex

AYREROUGH (1)Repertoire:

Monteverdi – Prologue to Orfeo – Remixed by Glenn Sutherland

Hildegard von Bingen – O rubor sanguinis – Remixed by Lou Warde

Dowland – If my complaints Remixed by John Oliver

Bartlet – Of all the birds – Remixed by Adam Hill 

Handel – Piangero – Remixed by Vincent Schillaci-Ventura

Bach – Ich habe genug – Remixed by Michael Park

Narvaez – Cancion del Imperador – Remixed by Elizabeth Knudson (Winner of our composition contest!)


Dorothea Hayley, soprano

Melanie Adams, mezzo-soprano

Will George, tenor

Peter Alexander, baritone

Michael Park, piano

Jeff Pelletier – flute

Julie Begg – clarinet

Stefan Hintersteininger – cello

Susan Cosco – violin

Stanton Jack – guitar

Al Cannon – conductor

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