Jon Washburn Vancouver Chamber CHoir


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Interplay: Interactive Workshops for Composers

Interplay is an interactive workshop for Canadian composers who write for chorus: it provides them with the opportunity to workshop their in-progress (or recently completed) choral works and ideas with Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

In these workshops, composers are allotted individual rehearsal time (usually 30-45 minutes) with the professional chorus and conductor. This time may be used to test completed work and/or try out new concepts. The conductor, singers, and composer may dialogue about musical and technical features, strengths, flaws, textures, colours, notations, and many other aspects of successful choral writing. Each workshop is closely tailored to the needs and interests of the individual composer.


Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir are looking for a cross-section of composers, ranging from full professionals to university composition students. These composers represent varied musical styles, from avant-garde, concert, and church music, to school and educational repertoire. Those who do not have current pieces to workshop may still find great value in observing these sessions.

Two workshops are offered in the 2015/16 season:

Saturday, February 20, 2016: WINNIPEG, MB

Monday, February 29, 2016: EDMONTON, AB

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