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Upcoming Shows & Projects

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Little Pear Garden Dance Company - 30th Anniversary

Vania performs with talented dancers in the premier of a new work by composer

Alice Ho "The Nine Tailed Fox," with choreography my Emily Cheung. 

May 3rd, 2024 - Time 7:00 PM

Betty Oliphant Theatre 

404 Jarvis St.

Toronto ON, M4Y 2G6

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H.M.S. Pinafore - The Cellar Singers

Vania performs the role of "Josephine" in this Gilbert and Sullivan favourite! She joins a stellar cast of singers, under the direction of conductor Mitchell Pady. 

May 4th, 2024 - 3:00 PM

St. James' Anglican Church 

58 Peter St. N, Orillia, ON

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Asian Heritage Month (AHM) - Opening Ceremony

Vania performs with baritone Gene Wu, singing two excerpts from

the opera "Iron Road" by Ka Nin Chan. 

May 11th, 2024 - 1:30 PM

Toronto City Hall

100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

M5H 2N2

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Asian Heritage Month (AHM) Annual Concert

Vania hosts and performs at the Annual Asian Heritage Month concert, featuring an exciting line up of amazing artists.

 

Organized by Co-artistic directors Ka Nin Chan, Alice Ho, and Vania Chan 

May 22, 2024 - 7:00 PM 

Innis Town Hall, Innis College 

2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5

(416) 978 - 4145

Featuring performances by: 

 

Little Pear Garden Dance Company 

Autorickshaw 

Toronto Korean Canadian Choir  

Navillera Korean Dance Company

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"Applause" - The 1st Annual Alumni Spirit Assembly and Exhibition  Presented by Friends and Alumni of Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts

Vania relives her high school days at her 

alma mater Cardinal Carter Academy for 

the Arts. She returns to perform

as an alumni at their first annual Alumni

Spirit Assembly and Exhibition! 

Saturday, June 22, 2024 

(Times TBA) 

Cardinal Carter Theatre 

Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts 

36 Greenfield Ave., North York, ON M2N 3C8

PAST SHOWS

Baroque Music by Candlelight

Violinist Larry Beckwith leads an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists. Baroque Music by Candlelight is offered as a time of reflection at the beginning of Holy week.

March 25, 2024 - 8:00 PM

St. Thomas's Anglican Church 

383 Huron Street, Toronto ON, Canada

(416) 979-2323

Vivaldi: But NOT "The Seasons" 

Join soprano Vania Chan and Toronto's Rezonance Baroque Ensemble for an exciting afternoon of Vivaldi's music! Enjoy the drama and vocal pyrotechnics of Vivaldi's opera arias and get to know a different side of his orchestral music with a selection of his concerti for strings. There will be a pre-concert chat at 2:45 pm, offering background information on the Venetian composer, and a chance to get to know the performing artists. This event/project recieved support from the Richmond Hill Community and Cultural Grant Program.

Sunday, November 19th, 2023

3:30 PM (2:45 pm pre-concert chat)

 

Richmond Hill Centre for 

the Performing Arts (Plaza Suite) 

10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON

L4C 3B7

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"The Bright Divide" - Soundstreams 

Vania joins an incredible ensemble of musicians performing "Rothko Chapel by Morton Feldman and "Mark" a world premiere by Canadian composer Cecilia Livingston. 

Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 - 2:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 - 7:30 pm

TD Music Hall

178 Victoria St., Toronto, ON M5B 1T7

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Asian Heritage Month (AHM) Concert

Vania joins composers Alice Ping Yee Ho and Ka Nin Chan, as a new co-artistic director. Vania will host the Annual Asian Heritage Month Concert, featuring an exciting line up of amazing artists! 

May 17, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Innis Town Hall, Innis College 

2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5

(416) 978 - 4145

Performances by: 

Wen Zhao (pipa), Tan Vu (tenor), 

The Sundar Trio (Sundar Viswanathan,

Ben Dwyer, Ewen Farncombe), Kurumi Yoshimoto (dancer) with choreography by Yvonne Ng (winner of the Walter Carsen Prize), and the Navillera Korean Dance Company (Hee Rin Kim and Jiyun Back). 

Confluence Concerts - A Woman's Voice 

This concert celebrates CD releases by two of Canada’s most interesting and loved musicians:

  • Patricia O’Callaghan – Dark Butterflies 

  • Alice Ping Yee Ho – A Woman’s Voice

Featuring Patricia O’Callaghan (soprano), the Gryphon Trio, Ryan Davis (viola), Vania Chan (soprano), Alex Hetherington (mezzo soprano), Katy Clark (soprano), and Jialiang Zhu (piano).

March 10, 2023, 7:30 PM

March 11, 2023, 7:30 PM

Heliconian Hall

35 Hazelton Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2E3

(416) 922 - 3618

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Hear! Hear! Remembering John Beckwith 

A celebration of the life of the remarkably gifted and productive composer/writer/educator/administrator/provocateur John Beckwith.

Performances include:
Soundstreams' Choir 21, New Music Concerts Ensemble, Opus 8, members of the Faculty of Music Opera Department, and soprano Monica Whicher.

Presented by:
The University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

Friends and Family of John Beckwith

February 28, 2023, 7:30 PM 

 

Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 

80 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C5

 

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Vivaldi: But NOT "The Seasons"! 

Rezonance Baroque Ensemble - presented by Hammer Baroque 

 

Sat. February 25, 2023 - 3:00 PM

Another round of Vivaldi, this time featured as part of Hammer Baroque's

concert series,in Hamilton. Rezonance brings you the vocal pyrotechnics

of coloratura soprano Vania Chan. Some, such as the Domine Deus from

his "Gloria", may be familiar, while others are the hidden gems you have

come to expect from Rezonance programming. Get to know a different

side of Vivaldi's orchestral music as well, with a selection of his concerti

for strings - no one instrument gets to shine in these concerti that

showcase the entire orchestra.

The Rock on Locke (320 Charlton Ave. West, Hamilton).

Suggested admission is $15 at the door.

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Praetorius Christmas Vespers  

The Toronto Consort 

Fri. December 9, 2022 - 8:00 PM

Sat. December 10th, 2022 - 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Artistic Director Emeritus David Fallis returns with one of Toronto’s beloved

Christmas traditions! Singers, violins, cornetti, sackbuts, theorbos and

keyboards grace the balconies and stage, as we recreate the joy of

Christmas Vespers as it might have been heard under the direction of

Michael Praetorius in 17th-century Germany. In the spirit of the season,

the audience and Consort join forces in singing favourite early Christmas

carols. A sell-out in previous seasons, this yuletide celebration marks the

triumphant return of live audiences!

Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre | 427 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON

Please note: These concerts are being recorded with a live audience

for Early Music TV.

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VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert - "Lucio Silla" by Mozart 

Vania performs the role of "Celia" in this opera written by Mozart when he was only 16 years old! 

Featuring a stellar cast of singer: 

 

Vania Lizbeth Chan as Celia
Owen McCausland as Lucio Silla
Holly Chaplin as Cecilio
Amy Moodie as Giunia
Julia MacVicar as Lucio Cinna
Steven Wang as Aufidio

Sunday November 20th, 2022 at 2:30 PM 

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Jane Mallet Theatre 

27 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4

416-366-1656

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Rezonance Baroque Ensemble

Vivaldi: But Not "The Seasons" 

Orchestral works and arias with soprano Vania Chan  

Rezonance once again brings you the vocal pyrotechnics of coloratura soprano Vania Chan, this time with arias by Antonio Vivaldi. Some, such as the Domine Deus from his "Gloria", may be familiar, while others are the hidden gems you have come to expect from Rezonance programming. Get to know a different side of Vivaldi's orchestral music as well, with a selection of his concerti for strings - no one instrument gets to shine in these concerti that showcase the entire orchestra.

November 6th, 2022, 3:30 - 4:30 pm (EDT) 

(seating is unassigned)

St. David's Anglican Church,

49 Donlands Ave., Toronto, ON

M4J 3N5

 

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Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach) - Toronto Operetta Theatre

Vania performs the role of "Eurydice"  in this satire of the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. It features outlandish plot developments, melodic ingenuity, and the raucous and renowned "can-can" finale! 

October 21, 2022, 8:00 PM

October 22, 2022, 8:00 PM

October 23, 2022, 3:00 PM 

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Jane Mallet Theatre 

27 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4

416-366-1656

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Celebrating Glenn Gould's 90th Birthday 

The Glenn Gould Foundation

Featuring Alma Deutscher 

w/ soloists Vania Chan, Soprano and Noah Kosta, Bari-Tenor 

September 25, 2022, 2:00 PM

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall

The Royal Conservatory of Music

273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

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CHINATOWN presented by City Opera Vancouver

A New Opera by Madeleine Thien (librettist), Alice Ho (composer),

and Paul Yee (Hosian translator)

Vania premieres the role of "Wenli" in this story of family and neighbourhood, racism and resistance, history and tomorrow. In two acts and two hours it examines six characters, two families, and a chorus of male ghosts, from the building of the CPR through to our own times. It deals with violence and despair, the Head Tax, the Exclusion Act, paper sons, and paper promise.

 

September 13th, 2022, 7:30 pm (PST)

September 14th, 2022, 7:30 pm (PST)

September 15th, 2022, 7:30 pm (PST)

September 16th, 2022, 7:30 pm (PST)

September 17th, 2022, 2:00 pm (PST)

Vancouver Playhouse 

600 Hamilton Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6B 3L4

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