2013-14 Season


something old, something new…

This season ERATO combines music from the past, present and future.
Old and New merge to create Living Art through Sound.



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7th Annual Vancouver Composers Concert

Every year, ERATO opens its season with a celebration of music by Vancouver-based composers.
This annual concert has become an event for Vancouver’s new music community.
Featuring music from the recent past to today,
from Paul Douglas’ wind trio Chose from 1964
to three World Premieres!


Paul M. Douglas – Chose
Robin Harrison – 3 Rossetti Songs
Stefan Hintersteininger – Love Cycle*
Catherine Laub – Meditations*
Colin MacDonald – Polys Tonos
Daniel Marshall – Reasons*
Jocelyn Morlock – Somewhere Along The Line
Jeffrey Ryan – Of Passion’s Tide
Scott F. Thompson – Garden Twirl & Muffin Time


Catherine Laub, soprano
William George, tenor
Park, piano
Rita Attrot, piano
Jeff Pelletier, flute
Mike Dowler,
Lauris Davis, oboe
Julia Nolan, saxophone

November 2, 2013, 8:00pm

Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street)
Tickets: $20

ERATO thanks the support of The City of Vancouver and The Canadian Music Centre 

Mystic Visions

Voices of the past speak through Music of the present.

Writings of the Mystic poets have long inspired composers
to create some of their most moving work.
INCANTATIONS takes you on a meditative mystical journey through sound and vision.
ERATO is pleased to be partnering on this special concert with The Oratorio Singers.


William George – The Virtues (Hildegard of Bingen)
Gustav Holst – 4 Songs for Voice & Piano (Medieval Anon.)
Alan Hovhaness – 3 Visions of Saint Mesrob
W. A. Mathieu – Quatrains & A Chickpea (Rumi)
Priaulx Rainier – Cycle of Declamation (John Donne)

Catherine Laub, soprano
Melanie Adams, mezzo-soprano
William George, tenor
Alana Lopez, violin
Christopher Morano, piano
Darryl Nixon, organ

In Collaboration with The Oratorio Singers
Darryl Nixon, conductor
Michael Molnar, organ

Guillaume Bouzignac- Ave Maria
Peter Cornelius – The Three Kings

Otto Goldschmidt – A Tender Shoot
Herbert Howells – A Spotless Rose
Traditional – Quelle est cette odeur agreable

January 18, 2014, 8:00pm

Saint Andrew’s-Wesley Church (Burrard & Nelson)
Tickets: $20

Vancouver Pro Musica’s
2014 Sonic Boom Festival

ERATO is proud to serve as Ensemble-In-Residence for the 2014 Sonic Boom Festival!

The results are in! Congratulations to the selected composers:

Cameron Catalano, Brent Chauvin, Wylie Ferguson, Adam Hill,
Stefan Hintersteininger, Nicholas Ryan Kelly, Rejean Marois,
John Mutter, Nova Pon, Michael Trew

William George, tenor
Stefan Hintersteininger, cello
Catherine Laub, soprano
Alana Lopez, violin
Colin MacDonald, saxophones
Michael Park, piano
Jeff Pelletier, flutes
Adrian Verdejo, guitars
Terry Pitt-Brooke, conductor

Thursday, March 27, 2014 • 7:30pm

Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street)

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Early Music Remixed

Our closing concert looks at the past through a futuristic lens.
The first half features renaissance and baroque music in their original versions.
The second half mirrors those same pieces in realizations and re-imaginings
by several of Vancouver’s up-and-coming composers.


J.S. Bach – Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
J.S. Bach – Aria from Coffee Cantata
Purcell – Dido’s Lament
Handel – Svegliatevi Nel Core from Julius Cæsar
Monteverdi – Pur Ti Miro, Pur Ti Godo from L’incoronazione di Poppea
J.S. Bach – Prelude from English Suite No. 3
Purcell – Sweeter Than Roses
Dowland – In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Handel – Furibondo Spira Il Vento from Partenope

with Realizations & Re-Imaginings by
Matthew Emery
William George
Adam Hill
Stefan Hintersteininger
Catherine Laub
Alvaro Rojas
Remy Siu
Chris Sivak
Glenn Sutherland

Catherine Laub, soprano
Mark Donnelly, counter-tenor
William George, tenor
Rita Attrot, harpsichord
Greg Caisley, piano
Adrian Verdejo, guitar
Ken Lin, violin
Stefan Hintersteininger, cello
Jeff Pelletier, flute
Lauris Davis, oboe
Julie Begg, clarinet
Julia Nolan, saxophone

Saturday, May 24, 2014 • 8pm
St. Andrew’s-Wesley (Burrard & Nelson)
Tickets: $20