2016-17 Season


Music Inspired by the Power, Beauty and Protection of the Sea

Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 8:00pm

The Orpheum Annex




Canada is a maritime nation, with the longest coastline in the world bordering three oceans.

Each day that we are alive, we literally live and breathe the ocean.

It doesn't matter where you live or what you do.

If you are presently alive on the planet Earth,

your life is inextricably intertwined with the ocean.

Erato is proud to partner with Living Oceans Society

on this program of music inspired by the Sea.

Living Oceans is a B.C. non-profit society working to ensure Healthy Oceans, Healthy Communities.

Founded in the tiny fishing village of Sointula off Vancouver Islands northeast coast,

Living Oceans seeks solutions that enable us to use the oceans without using them up.

The group has worked annually since 2008 to remove plastic marine debris

from North Island beaches and this year, co-ordinated the removal

of an estimated 40 tonnes of debris collected by groups

all along the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

As this is our Season-Opening concert, we decided to make it extra special.

There will be Pre-show presentations by Living Oceans Society

and a discussion with Composer Glenn Sutherland and Poet Susan Hughson

about their new work being premiered.

There will also be a silent auction in the lobby.

And of course drinks and snacks at the bar!

Pre-Show events begin at 7:00pm. Concert starts at 8:00pm.


Dominic Argento - To Be Sung Upon the Water (selections)
Keith Bissell - Overheard on a Salt Marsh
Edward Elgar - Sea Pictures (selections)
Gabriel Faure - L'horizon chimerique
Clifford Ford - Halifax, 6 December 1917
Leila Lustig - I shall miss the sea
Edward MacDowell - The Sea
Marga Richter - Serenade

Plus world premieres:
Glenn Sutherland & Sue Hughson - Small Wave
William George - Running Into the Sea


Dorothea Hayley, soprano
Melanie Adams, mezzo-soprano
Will George, tenor
Vaughn Chauvin, baritone
Jeff Pelletier, flute
Julie Begg, clarinet
Stanton Jack, guitar
Stefan Hintersteininger, cello
Michael Park, piano
Nina Horvath, piano
Carolyn Shiau, piano




Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

The Orpheum Annex




Erato is proud to serve as Ensemble-In-Residence for

Vancouver Pro Musica's Sonic Boom Festival.


We will be premiering works composed specially for us from B.C. composers,

both established and emerging.



Dorothea Hayley, soprano

Melanie Adams, mezzo-soprano

Will George, tenor

Peter Alexander, baritone

Jeff Pelletier, flutes

Julie Begg, clarinets

Stefan Hintersteininger, cello

Michael Park, piano



Music for the End of Time


Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8:00pm

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church






Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

Messiaen: La Mort du Nombre

Cadman: Violin Sonata

& more!




Dorothea Hayley, soprano

Will George, tenor

Julie Begg, clarinet

Stefan Hintersteininger, cello

Michael Park, piano

Nina Horvath, piano

TBA, violin