Current Season


Join us for Erato’s retrospective 2018-19 season, “Past, Present, and Future”. Each concert explores our relationship to points in time via music, new and old, where voice and instrument combine.

Single Tickets:
$30 / $19.99 / $15  for Single Tickets
(General / Erato Members / Concession)

Season Tickets:
$59.99 / $49.99 / $39.99 for Season Pass
(General / Erato Members / Concession)



Opening the season, Erato Ensemble presents a concert filled with music from or about the past. The concert will include classics from the vocal chamber-music repertoire, such as Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, Dvořák’s Songs My Mother Taught Me, and songs by Ives and Brahms. Honouring the ensemble’s past, they will perform Will George’s Twilight Song from the ensemble’s first season. A rich assortment of contemporary pieces will include works by Rodney Sharman, Jocelyn Morlock, and from television’s Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Tickets for October 13, 8pm available through Eventbrite, or at the door.



“Present” shines a light on the vocal/instrumental chamber music being written today. The concert features Jocelyn Morlock and Bill Richardson’s song cycle, Perruqueries. In collaboration with Vancouver’s Art Song Lab, we will present arrangements of several pieces written for the program, including Remy Siu’s Terminal Love (previously arranged for Erato Ensemble), Katya Pine’s Wood Sleeves, and Bekah Simms’s Requiem for a Penny, as well as pieces by Katerina Gimon, Jonathan Daniel, and Christopher Reiche Boucher from Art Song Lab 2018.

Tickets for February 9th, 8pm at The Annex available through Eventbrite, or at the door.
Tickets for February 10th, 3pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church available through Eventbrite, or at the door.



“Future” examines what kind of music has us looking forward.

People have always wondered about what’s on the horizon. Erato honours that curiosity with historically groundbreaking works like Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza for Voice” and music by Canadian visionary Harry Somers. For a more contemporary view of where we’re headed, the program also includes works by trailblazing composers writing today, including Kaija Saariaho and Vancouver’s own Leslie Uyeda.

As always, Erato audiences can expect colourful combinations of voice and instrument, and carefully prepared artistry that speaks to a wide variety of interests. This concert will be sung entirely in english, giving audiences a real sense of connection to the music, no translations needed!

Tickets for June 15, 8pm available from Eventbrite, or at the door.

Will George Solo Recital – Songs of Exile, Experience & Execution

Erato Ensemble Society and the VSO School of Music Faculty Series present

Will George, tenor and Michael Park, pianist in recital

7:00pm April 1, 2019
Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music
843 Seymour St, Vancouver

Songs of An Exile by Peter Klatzow (South Africa) (poems by Dennis Brutus)
Songs of Experience by Will George (poems by William Blake)
Execution Songs by Andrew Staniland (Canada) (words by anonymous)