We are thrilled to announce the SUNDAY SOCIAL Concert Series taking place at Knox the third Sunday of each month from September 2019 to April 2020.
Created in partnership with Early Music Vancouver (EMV)and the UBC School of Music (SOM), the series features some of Canada’s best musicians and vocalists performing gorgeous Baroque and Classical works in our beautiful, historic building. Though the concerts on this series will lean mostly towards the earlier music genres and instruments, some concerts will be with traditional modern classical instruments and repertoire.
Knox is centrally located at 5600 Balaclava Street on Vancouver’s west side with plenty of free parking.
All concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 1:45 pm, with admission by donation.
There is a pre-concert chat with the musicians at 1:45 pm, the performance starts at 2 pm with no intermission and Knox is hosting a complimentary "Social Bar" after each concert. Each Social Bar will feature a themed snack bar for patrons to enjoy as they socialize and mingle with the musicians and each other.
September 15 - EMV Scholar - Sinead White soprano
October 20 - UBC SOM - Artemisia Duo
November 17 - UBC SOM - Genesis Trio
December 8 - EMV - Heather Beaty Baroque flute
January 19 - UBC SOM - Opera Arias and Piano Solos Magdalena How (voice) & Derek Stanyer (piano)
February 16 - EMV - Gallo Chamber Players
March 15 - UBC – BOMP - EMV/UBC Baroque Mentorship Orchestra
April 19 - UBC SOM - Chamber Music Recital (performers TBA)
Presenting Partners: Knox United Church, Early Music Vancouver and the UBC School of Music
Historically, churches have been patrons of the Arts. Richard Chung points out that “In the past, the arts were a great medium to enhance the well-being of both patrons and artists and contributed to advancing beautiful arts and culture in society.” Knox is continuing that tradition here in Vancouver’s Westside through this new relationship with the UBC School of Music and Early Music Vancouver.
As a universal language, music touches all of us: it fosters well-being and builds community. Culinary Arts like those featured in the unique Social Bars provide further opportunities in arts-making. Socializing in a safe and welcoming space helps to combat loneliness in our community.
This eight concert initiative actions the Knox Vision: "We aspire to engage our neighbours through the arts, building a community without loneliness".