VANIER COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT

RECITALS AND EVENTS

 

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 


As part of the requirements for students to complete a DEC in music, the Music Department hosts free recitals

every Wednesday during universal break in either the Vanier Auditorium or Room A-250.

Our recitals feature students, staff and guests in performances of music from all eras and styles.

Below is the list of our recitals and special events for each term of the current academic year.

(Evening recitals are highlighted in blue.) To see the announcements for a recital, simply click on the date.

Eligible Vanier College music students who wish to reserve recital times can download and print the Performance Booking Form here.

 

Recitals in the Auditorium (A-103) are usually recorded on DVD. For more information on the recordings,

contact Wayne Richardson (Vanier extension 7836, email richardw@vaniercollege.qc.ca).  

For all other information concerning concerts, please contact Glen Ethier (Vanier extension 7322, email ethierg@vaniercollege.qc.ca).

 

All UB recitals are free admission

 

Click on Term: A14 or H15

 

or select a specific event:

 

October Workshops

October Big Band Evening

Big Band Benefit Concert

Alumni Forum

Drumology!

Choir Recital—Fall

Choir Recital—Spring

Noël Spinelli Vocal Scholarship Recital

TOPS Recital 

 


 DATE

 TIME

 VENUE

 EVENT

 A14

(Click here to zoom to next term)

Wed., August 27

12h30

A-250

 

Student Information Session

(Click on the link for more details)

Wed., September 3

12h30

A-250

Alumni Recital.

 

Erica Martin, mezzo- soprano

performs works by Robert Frederick Jones

 

Programme of works

Wed., September 10

12h30

A-250

Jazz Recital

 

Jazz trios from the studio of Nick Di Tomaso

Wed, September 17

12h30

Auditorium

Faculty Recital

 

Patrick Kearney, classical guitar

 

Check out Patrick’s programme here

Wed., September 24

12h30

Auditorium

 

Third-Year Improvisation Ensemble

 

directed by Nick di Tomaso

 

Programme of works

Wed., October 1

12h30

Various

(Rooms TBA)

 

Instrumental and Vocal Workshops

 

Visiting performers and technicians give valuable workshops to music students.

Wed., October 8

12h30

Auditorium

 

Vanier College Big Band directed by Jocelyn Couture

 

Vanier College Concert Band directed by Christopher Smith

 

Wed., October 15

12h30

A-250

Composer Recital

 

Alumnus and composer Vytautas Bucionis returns for a special recital of original works

accompanied by Vanier drum teacher Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr and friends

Wed., October 15

19h00

Auditorium

Soirée Big Band Evening

 

A special concert featuring the Vanier College Big Band directed by Jocelyn Couture

with special guests l’Université de Montreal Big Band directed by Ron Di Lauro

and

École secondaire André Laurendeau Big Band

Wed., October 22

12h30

A-250

Jazz Recital

 

Including jazz combos and students from the studio of Eric Harding, jazz piano

 

Jazz and pop voice from the studio of Johanne Desforges

Wed., October 29

12h30

A-250

Classical Recital

 

Including students from the studio of Julia Gavrilova, classical piano

 

Classical winds the studio of Heather Howes

 

More TBA

Sat., November 1

12h00 to 16h00

Various

Open House

 

Drop by and check out our amazing music department!

 

For more information and to see the schedule of music events, click here.

 

Wed., November 5

12h30

Auditorium

11th Annual Noël Spinelli Vocal Scholarship Recital

 

Featuring students from the studio of Tamara Vickerd

 

plus a performance by Patrick Kearney, classical guitar

Wed., November 12

12h30

Auditorium

A Striking Percussion Concert

 

A special marimba recital with alumni Catherine Varvaro and

Greg MacIntosh and his group 4 Men and a Marimba

 

Program details here

Wed., November 12

19h30

Auditorium

Pay it Forward: An Evening of Marimba and More

 

Alumni Greg MacIntosh, Catherine Varvaro and friends play a special fund raiser for Vanier Music

 

Need some details? Click here.

 

To view the full program of works, click here.

Fri., November 14

21h00

6966 rue St.-Denis

Vanier College Big Band and Jazz Combos

 

In concert at Bar St. Denis for one night only! Vanier’s Big Band and

combos from the studios of Jocelyn Couture and Eric Harding

Poster here

Wed., November 19

12h30

A-250

Mixed Recital

 

Featuring classical voice from the studio of Tamara Vickerd

 

Jazz and pop voice from the studio of Sharada Banman

Wed., November 26

12h30

Auditorium

Third-Year Improvisation Ensemble

 

directed by Nick di Tomaso

 

Full program of works available here

 

Mon., December 1

19h30

Auditorium

Vanier College Big Band end-of-semester recital

directed by Jocelyn Couture

Tue., December 2

19h30

Auditorium

Vanier College Concert Band end-of-semester recital

directed by Christopher Smith

Wed., December 3

12h30

Auditorium

End of Term Recital

 

The final UB recital of 2014 featuring

Emmanuel Lacopo, classical guitar

Classical strings from the studio of Sylvie Allaire

Classical winds from the studio of Zaven Zakarian

Classical brass from the studio of Mike Wilson

Classical piano from the studio of Julia Gavrilova

Full program coming soon!

Tue., December 9

19h30

Église St.-Laurent

Vanier College Choir

directed by Philippe Bourque

 

performs Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and more

with the Choeur de la Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

 

H15

(Click here to zoom to previous term)

Sat., January 17

16h00

A-250

 Quebec Band Association: Beginner Band

Wed., January 21

12h00

A-250

Student information session and recital (jazz combo)

Wed., January 28

12h00

A-250

Alumni Recital

 

Nick Di Giovanni (electric guitar) with special guests

Dave Watts (bass), Joshua Rager (piano)

Guitarist Nick Di Giovanni returns for a special recital of original compositions and jazz standards, and to talk about his experiences at Vanier and as a professional musician working in Montreal area

Wed., February 4

12h00

A-250

A Special Noon Recital

 

McGill University String Quartet

 

Performs works by

W.A. Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Leoš Janáček

Thurs., February 5

17h00

A-250

A Special Evening Recital

 

McGill University Brass and Wind Quintets

 

Perform works by

Carl Nielsen, Georges Bizet, Victor Ewald and others

February 6–7

19h30

Auditorium/various

Quebec Band Association: Honour Band

Wed., February 11

12h00

A-250

Mixed Recital

featuring

Skatterbrains (a Vanier music student band)

and

Third-year Studio Musicianship combo directed by Jacques Labelle

Wed., February 18

12h00

Auditorium

Student Success Project Recital

 

A Motown Spectacular

Part of the celebration of Black History Month

Wed., February 25

12h00

Auditorium

Third-Year Improvisation Ensembles

 

directed by Nick di Tomaso

Wed., March 4

12h00

A-250

Alumni Forum

A panel discussion of the music profession by graduates of our music program.

Featured guests include

 

Dayane Ntibarikure, singer/dancer

Pascale Spinney, jazz vocalist

Joel Ovadia, electric guitarist/entrepeneur

Frédéric Letourneux-Gagnon,  drummer

Wed., March 11

12h00

Auditorium

Mixed Recital

 

Jazz and popular voice students from the studio of Johanne Desforges

March 12-14

9h00 to 17h00

Various venues

Auditions to music program for entry in A-15

March 17–20

9h00 to 17h00

Various venues

MusicFest Québec

Wed., March 25

12h00

A-250

Mixed Recital

 

Jazz and popular voice students from the studio of Johanne Desforges

Wed., April 1

12h00

A-250

Jazz Recital

 

Combos from the studios of Eric Harding and Jacques Labelle

Wed., April 8

12h00

Auditorium

Vanier College Big Band directed by Jocelyn Couture

 

Vanier College Concert Band directed by Christopher Smith

Mon., April 13

19h30

Auditorium

17th Annual Big Band Benefit Concert

featuring

The Vanier College Big Band

directed by Jocelyn Couture

and

The J.L Big Band

directed by Christopher Smith

Dedicated to the memory of jazz pianist Jan Jarczyk

Hosted by Oliver Jones

Special guest Charles Ellison, trumpet

 

To hear a sample of some of the Vanier Big Band’s previous performances, click here!

Fri., April 17

12h00

A208

Deadline for submission of applications to audition for TOPS recital

 

For regulations concerning this recital and the auditions, click here.

A printer-friendly version of the regulations can be found here.

To download the audition form, click here

Wed., April 15

12h00

Auditorium

Classical Recital

featuring

Classical voice from the studio of Tamara Vickerd

Vanier College Percussion Ensemble directed by Robert Slapcoff

Classical strings from the studios of Sylvie Allaire and Christopher Best

Wed., April 22

12h00

Auditorium

Drumology

Directed by Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr

 

Some of Vanier’s best drum students will astound and amaze you

with their talents in performing jazz, Latin and contemporary rock/fusion

Wed., April 22

12h00

A250

Classical Recital

 

Featuring classical piano from the studio of Julia Gavrilova

Classical brass from the studio of Mike Wilson and

Thur., April 23

17h30

TBA

TOPS AUDITIONS

 

(See field above for regulations and application information).

Wed., April 29

12h00

A-250

Third-Year Improvisation Ensembles

 

directed by Nick di Tomaso

Tue., May 5

19h30

Auditorium

Vanier College Concert Band

directed by Christopher Smith

Wed., May 6

12h00

Auditorium

Tops Recital

 

A presentation of some of our finest student performers to round out the year!

Date TBA

19h30

Église St.-Laurent

Vanier College Choir

directed by Philippe Bourque

 

Programme TBA