The Canadian Music Centre in BC (CMC BC)  is joining with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vetta Chamber Music to celebrate Stephen Chatman’s long-delayed 70th Birthday — a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the music of one of our nation’s most celebrated composers,

The co-presentation by CMC BC, Vancouver Chamber Choir, UBC School of Music, and the Chan Centre, takes place Sunday, March 6 at 3pm in the Chan Centre. The concert will showcase lush choral works Stephen Chatman is renowned for alongside some of the more intimate chamber music he’s written, including works for combinations of violin, clarinet, piano, saxophone. (Full program below.)

Tickets are just $25 (Students $10) and available through the Chan Centre box office at


In Memoriam Harry Adaskin

Shimmering Wings from Preludes for Piano, Book 4

Nocturne from Preludes for Piano, Book 4

Etudes, Book 1 (world première)

I. Maze
II. Bash
III. Left hand
IV. Inversion
V. Evolution

There Will be Rest from It Will Not Change


A Magical Machine

Lie Still, Lie Still, My Breaking Heart

To the Garden the World for Saxophone and Piano

1. To the garden the world anew ascending
2. Out of the cradle endlessly rocking
3. The revolving cycles
4. With love, with love
5. Demon or bird! (said the boy’s soul)

Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

1. Scales
2. Blues
3. Dance

There will be stars

What’s cookin’?

How sweet and fair

Elves’ bells


Vancouver Chamber Choir, conducted by Music Director Kari Turunen

Vetta Chamber Music

Joan Blackman violin
Anne-Katherine Coope clarinet
Julia Nolan saxophone
Jane Hayes piano
Patricia Hoy piano