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Launching PMC’s New Season

You haven’t heard from the PMC for a while, but that’s because we’ve been working in the background, recruiting Board members, developing our strategic plan, planning our next season, it’s all in the works. And we’re so excited to share it with you! Hang tight. The details of our Christmas Cabaret (which so many loved last year) is about to be released!

To support our Christmas Cabaret and also our future seasons, we’ve launched a fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $7,500 to support our 2018-2019 season.

I invite you to join with us to make a donation towards our campaign: http://bit.ly/PMCGoFundMe2018.

Postmodern Camerata Board of Governors Posting

Do complex rhythms transport you to another place? Do you have a knack for setting goals and then achieving them? If you are artistic and administrative, consider joining our Board of Governors!

We are the Postmodern Camerata (PMC) and we are seeking 1-2 forward thinking individuals to join our Board of Governors. This is your opportunity to be part of a larger movement of change in the coalescence of exceptional musical talent found right here in Vancouver.

How can you help? We are seeking board members that aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeve and perform the day to day tasks that will help us grow and thrive. We offer flexibility in terms of the length of commitment. Positions will require a minimum of one to a maximum of three year terms. We’re anticipating a 7 – 10 hour monthly commitment. We’re recruiting for the following skills and qualifications:

  • Financial planning, accounting, and experience with government filings
    • (a CPA designation is highly valued)
  • Legal expertise, particularly for insurance and music rental policies

PMC is a non-profit music organization starting its 4th successful season. We’ve performed at a variety of venues including Dunbar Heights United Church, the Canadian Music Centre’s Murray Adaskin Salon and the Orpheum Annex. We’re recognized for our unique ensemble structure (having both instruments and singers) and in recent years, have received support from the SOCAN Foundation and the Vancouver Civic Theatres. We provide opportunities for Canadian composers, and as our name suggests, we play chamber music repertoire that is both traditional and modern. Compared to other ensembles in Vancouver, our musician’s time commitments are more flexible and our repertoire selections feature a wider variety of genres. Most importantly we have an educational outreach mandate to mentor young performers and to encourage youngsters to attend our performances.

We are looking for team players that will assume the duties of the current board. This means the board’s early function will be operational in nature as opposed to assuming a governance role. We are keen to meet the following objectives over the next few years:

  1. Expand our member base to include new, non-traditional audience members
  2. Increase our funding sources
  3. Expand our network of supporters

It is not mandatory that you are a musician or a classic music buff, but experience in this area would certainly be beneficial. In addition, we value:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills (written & verbal) and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to lead, listen and learn
  • Commitment to the arts and a love of music
  • Understanding and support of PMC’s mission, artistic policy and programs
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Willingness to compromise and play devil’s advocate (in a respectful manner)
  • Interest in community involvement
  • Ability to commit to the hours and term stated above
  • Forward thinking, humble and kind
  • Ability to accept responsibility and delegate tasks only when necessary
  • Absence of conflict of interest
  • Diversity of gender, race and age

If you would like to become part of this exciting ground floor opportunity please send your CV, resume or letter of interest to info@postmoderncamerata.com by February 28, 2018.

For general information about PMC, feel free to visit us on Facebook and our website: http://www.postmoderncamerata.com.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

Christmas Cabaret

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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Join the Postmodern Camerata on December 15th and 16th at the Annex on Seymour St., as they celebrate the holiday season with a relaxed, intimate evening of cabaret inspired Christmas classics. Featuring three of PMC’s long standing members, the Heliotrope Trio showcases SSA arrangements for some of these holiday favourites. Come and celebrate the holiday season with one of Vancouver’s most versatile chamber music ensembles and treat yourself to a live musical performance in a state of the art venue!

Made possible by the Vancouver Civic Theatres

Interview with Rita Ueda

Canadian composer Rita Ueda sits down with us to talk about her career as a composer and about her latest work, a cantata entitled ‘Debris’ based on the documentary with the same name by John Bolton. The documentary is about Tofino based park ranger and “inter-tidal” artist Pete Clarkson, and his memorial entitled “Swept Away” which honours the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Rita’s new work, with libretto by Rod Robertson, receives its world premier on May 27th and 28th at the Vancouver Civic Theatres Annex in Vancouver Canada. We would like to extend a big thank you to the Vancouver Civic Theatres and the SOCAN Foundation for their generous support. www.postmoderncamerata.com/tickets

Dido and Aeneas: the Puppet Version

A two-and-a-half-thousand-year-old love story (based on a story from Virgils Aeneid), allied with 350-year-old music composed by musical genius Henry Purcell and a libretto written by the English poet laureate Nahum Tate  and, of course, for these performances only, a lively bunch of contemporary puppets! Dido and Aeneas was one of the very first operas to be written in English, whose first public performance was in 1688 at a private girls school in the (then-) village of Chelsea.

While the six instrumentalists (five strings plus harpsichord) and six voices from the Postmodern Camerata, led by guest musical director Dr Charles Barber (Artistic Director of City Opera Vancouver), present the music in all its baroque splendour, three puppeteers and thirty puppets (the latter ranging in size from six inches to six feet) bring to life the characters in this timeless tale of love gone wrong: a queen desperate for a new chance at joy, a hero washed up on a foreign shore but under direction of the Gods, a sorceress and two evil witches, some very fickle sailors, and a blooded wild beast …

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This project has been made possible by the Vancouver Civic Theatres