CHORALATION A CAPPELLA

Our Performances


On the Right Track

Nov 19th, 2017 3:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Come in from the wind and rain for an afternoon of wonderful repertoire from Choralation A Cappella. Featuring songs by Pentatonix, Toto, Stan Rogers, Gustav Holst, and many more, our fall concert is sure to warm your spirits.

Entrance is by donation with all proceeds to benefit St James Music Academy.

Please join us after the concert for a free reception.
 

Under the C: An Evening of A Cappella

Jun 28th, 2017 8:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

This year's "Evening of A Cappella" raised over $650 for St James Music Academy, thanks to one of our biggest audiences yet! Thank you to all who came out to support us and this amazing local charity.

Programme

El Grillo - Josquin des Prez
Go the Distance - David Zippel and Alan Menken (arr. Aaron Dale)
Cheerleader - OMI (arr. Pentatonix)
Abendlied - Josef Rheinberger
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift (arr. Jen Balfour)
One Hand, One Heart - Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein (arr. Scott Webster)
Undisclosed Desires - Muse (arr. Jen Balfour)
Under the Sea - Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (arr. Philip Lawson)
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves (arr. Matt Hodge)
Loch Lomond - Traditional Scottish (arr. Jonathan Quick)
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön - Sholom Secunda (arr. GW)
Come Together - The Beatles (arr. Paris Rutherford and Gary Eckert)
Mam'selle - Edmond Goulding & Mack Gordon (arr. Tom Sando)
Northern Lights - Oja Gjeilo
You Better Min' How You Talk - Traditional (arr. Moses Hogan)
Africa - Toto (arr. Philip Lawson)
An Irish Blessing - Traditional (arr. James E. Moore)
 

Settling Scores: An Evening of A Cappella

Nov 26th, 2016 8:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Choralation's annual full-length concert returned for the seventh year. This time our a cappella programme included selections from The Real Group, Pentatonix, Taylor Swift, and Muse.

Our biggest audience ever made this event a huge success. Choralation raised $750 for St James Music Academy and we had a fantastic night.

Programme

Loch Lomond - Traditional Scottish (arr. Jonathan Quick)
Deep River - Traditional Spiritual (arr. Novo Spiritu)
Black Fly Song - Wade Hemsworth (arr. Earle Peach)
Locus Iste - Anton Bruckner
Acapella in Acapulco - The Real Group (arr. Anders Edenroth)
Long Time Traveler - The Wailin' Jennys
Run to You - Pentatonix
Good Vibrations - Brian Wilson and Mike Love (arr. Yvonne Gillespie)
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields (arr. Julie Knowles)
Cheerleader - OMI (arr. Pentatonix)
April is in My Mistress' Face - Thomas Morley
Four Strong Winds - Ian Tyson (arr. Larry Nickel)
El Grillo - Josquin des Prez
That Lonesome Road - James Taylor and Don Grolnick (arr. Simon Carrington)
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift (arr. Jen Balfour)
One Hand, One Heart - Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein (arr. Scott Webster)
Undisclosed Desires - Muse (arr. Jen Balfour)
Abendlied - Josef Rheinberger
Go the Distance - David Zippel and Alan Menken (arr. Aaron Dale)
An Irish Blessing - Traditional (arr. James E. Moore)
 

Open Mic at Corduroy

Jun 28th, 2016 8:00 pm
Corduroy Restaurant
1943 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC

Choralation stepped out on the town to perform four of our favourite songs at Corduroy's Open Mic night. We shared the evening with several talented musicians including the amazing Calum Graham on guitar.

Programme

Black Fly Song - Wade Hemsworth (arr. Earle Peach)
Locus Iste - Anton Bruckner
Acapella in Acapulco - The Real Group (arr. Anders Edenroth)
Four Strong Winds - Ian Tyson (arr. Larry Nickel)
 

Living Life in Acappella

Nov 19th, 2015 8:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Choralation's annual full-length concert returned for the sixth year. This time our a cappella programme included selections from The Real Group, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, and Wade Hemsworth.

Thanks to our generous audience, Choralation A Cappella Choir raised over $400 to help support St James Music Academy

Thank you to all who helped make this concert such a success once again!

Programme

Siyahamba - Traditional (arr. Anders Nyberg)
Four Strong Winds - Ian Tyson (arr. Larry Nickel)
Eatnemen Vuelie (Song of the Earth from Frozen) - Frode Fjellheim (arr. Emily Crocker)
You're Sixteen - Richard and Robert Sherman (arr. Aaron Dale)
Say Something - A Great Big World (arr. Pentatonix / Jen Balfour)
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell (arr. John Coates, Jr)
Butterfly - Mia Markaroff
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
Acapella in Acapulco - The Real Group (arr. Anders Edenroth)
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel (arr. Jen Balfour)
Locus Iste - Anton Bruckner
Gulf War Song - Moxy Fruvous
Il est Bel et Bon - Pierre Passereau
Rains of Castamere - Ramin Djawadi (arr. Jen Balfour)
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields (arr. Julie Knowles)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Don Raye and Hughie Prince (arr. Ed Lojeski)
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (arr. Jen Balfour)
Black Fly Song - Wade Hemsworth (arr. Earle Peach)
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

Coffee & A Cappella

Jun 10th, 2015 8:00 pm
Cuppa Joy Cafe, 4th and Alma
Vancouver, BC

Choralation presents a short selection of our a cappella repertoire for you to enjoy with a delicious cup of coffee at this friendly, acoustically appealing neighbourhood cafe.

Programme

Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel (arr. Jen Balfour)
Rains of Castamere - Ramin Djawadi (arr. Jen Balfour)
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (arr. Jen Balfour)
Il est Bel et Bon - Pierre Passereau
Say Something - A Great Big World (arr. Pentatonix / Jen Balfour)
Butterfly - Mia Markaroff
Black Fly Song - Wade Hemsworth (arr. Earle Peach)
Siyahamba - Traditional (arr. Anders Nyberg)
 

Game of Tones - An Evening of A Cappella

Dec 11th, 2014 8:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Choralation's annual full-length concert returned for a fifth year, sharing with our audience a selection of repertoire ranging from jazz to classical, folk to pop.

Thank you to all who attended and helped us raise over $300 for St James Music Academy.

Programme

Game of Thrones Theme - Ramin Djawadi (arr. Jen Balfour)
Can't Buy Me Love - John Lennon & Paul McCartney (arr. King's Singers)
Some Nights - Fun (arr. Andy Beck)
Ave Verum Corpus - William Byrd
Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (arr. Yvonne Gillespie)
I'm a Train - Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood (arr. Peter Knight)
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus (arr. Sarah Blackwood, Jenni Pleau, and Emily Bones)
Butterfly - Mia Markaroff
Welcome Christmas - Albert Hague (arr. Jen Balfour)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional
Silent Nacht - Traditional
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/Frosty the Snowman - Traditional (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Rains of Castamere - Ramin Djawadi (arr. Jen Balfour)
Silhouettes - Frank C. Slay Jr. and Bob Crewe (arr. Tom Gentry)
Barrett's Privateers - Stan Rogers (arr. Ron Smail)
Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) - Billy Joel (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel (arr. Jen Balfour)
I Sing You Sing - Anders Edenroth
Say Something - A Great Big World (arr. Pentatonix / Jen Balfour)
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

Make Music Vancouver 2014

Jun 25th, 2014 7:45 pm
Gastown, Vancouver

Choralation returned for a fifth year to Make Music Vancouver to perform on the streets of Vancouver as part of this annual free event celebrating the longest day of the year. Thanks to all who came out to enjoy the music of Vancouver!

Programme

Some Nights - Fun (arr. Andy Beck)
Butterfly - Mia Markaroff
Can't Buy Me Love - John Lennon & Paul McCartney (arr. King's Singers)
Ave Verum Corpus - William Byrd
I'm a Train - Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood (arr. Peter Knight)
I Sing You Sing - Anders Edenroth
Barrett's Privateers - Stan Rogers (arr. Ron Smail)
Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) - Billy Joel (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (arr. Yvonne Gillespie)
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

Some Nights - An Evening of A Cappella

Aug 22nd, 2013 8:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Choralation returned to Kitsilano for our fourth annual full-length summer concert.

We presented an evening of selected repertoire including The Beatles, Billy Joel, Josquin Des Prez, Stevie Wonder, and many more.

Thank you to all who attended and helped us raise over $300 for St James Music Academy

Programme

It Was a Lover and His Lass - Matthew Harris
Freedom Come - Ben Allaway (arr. Jen Balfour and Natasha Holmes)
Allegez Moy - Josquin Des Prez
That Lonesome Road - James Taylor and Don Grolnick (arr. Simon Carrington)
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Frobisher Bay - James Gordon (arr. Tamarack)
Cry For Me - Jersey Boys (arr. Craig Burkett)
Blackbird - John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Daryl Runswick)
Some Nights - Fun (arr. Andy Beck)
You're Sixteen - Richard and Robert Sherman (arr. Aaron Dale)
In My Life - John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Darmon Meader)
Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn (arr. Erato / Jen Balfour)
Nachtlied - Max Reger
River of Dreams - BIlly Joel (arr. Mark Brymer)
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin (arr. Gene Puerling)
Down in the River - Traditional (arr. Larry Nickel)
Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) - Billy Joel (arr. Kirby Shaw)
I'm a Train - Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood (arr. Peter Knight)
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

Fete de la Musique Vancouver

Jun 21st, 2013 7:30 pm
Yaletown, Vancouver

Choralation's third annual performance as part of Make Music Vancouver took place this year in Yaletown, behind the Skytrain station at the corner of Mainland and Davie.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the longest day of the year with selections from our 2013 repertoire.

Programme

It Was a Lover and His Lass - Matthew Harris
In My Life - John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Darmon Meader)
Cry For Me - Jersey Boys (arr. Craig Burkett)
Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn (arr. Erato / Jen Balfour)
Freedom Come - Ben Allaway (arr. Jen Balfour and Natasha Holmes)
Blackbird - John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Daryl Runswick)
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin (arr. Gene Puerling)
I'm a Train - Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood (arr. Peter Knight)
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

Something Old, Something New - An Evening of A Cappella

Aug 14th, 2012 8:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Choralation's annual full-length summer concert returned for a third year!

Our concert featured an evening of selected repertoire including Stan Rogers, The Beatles, Anton Bruckner, Michael Jackson, and many more.

Thank you to all who attended and helped us raise over $400 for St James Music Academy

Programme

The Longest Time - Billy Joel
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles (arr. Jen Balfour)
King of the Road
White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
Os Justi - Anton Bruckner
And So It Goes - Billy Joel (arr. Kirby Shaw and Colin Pridy)
It's Only a Paper Moon - Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, and E.Y. Harburg (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers (arr. Ron Smail)
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman (arr. Deke Sharon)
Log Driver's Waltz - Wade Hemsworth (arr. Ron Smail)
Man in the Mirror - Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Rise Up My Love - Healey Willan
Build Me Up Buttercup - Tony McCauley and Michael D'Abo (arr. Aleks Szram)
O Mistress Mine - Matthew Harris
Nevertheless - Burt Kalmar and Harry Ruby (arr. Tom Campbell)
The Drunken Sailor - Traditional (arr. Robert Sund)
Baba Yetu - Christopher Tin
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

Fete de la Musique Vancouver

Jun 21st, 2012 8:00 pm
Gastown, Vancouver

Choralation returned for a second year to participate in Vancouver's festival of free music in the heart of downtown.

Programme

The Longest Time - Billy Joel
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles (arr. Jen Balfour)
It's Only a Paper Moon - Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, and E.Y. Harburg (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers (arr. Ron Smail)
Build Me Up Buttercup - Tony McCauley and Michael D'Abo (arr. Aleks Szram)
Os Justi - Anton Bruckner
Log Driver's Waltz - Wade Hemsworth (arr. Ron Smail)
Baba Yetu - Christopher Tin
 

UBC Physics and Astronomy Music Night

Feb 16th, 2012 7:30 pm
UBC Music School

Choralation performed as part of UBC's Annual Physics and Astronomy Music Night.

Programme

Build Me Up Buttercup - Tony McCauley and Michael D'Abo (arr. Aleks Szram)
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
The Longest Time - Billy Joel
 

Van Dusen Festival of Lights

Dec 13th, 2011 7:00 pm
Van Dusen Gardens, Oak St. at 37th Ave

Once again, Choralation performed at the
VanDusen Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights

Our holiday repertoire selections were enjoyed by visitors to the Gardens' beautiful display of festive lighting.

Programme

Joy to the World - Traditional
O Little Town of Bethlehem - Traditional
New Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy - Amy Englehardt and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr. Michelle Weir)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Traditional
Jingle Bells - Traditional
Lo How a Rose - Traditional
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/Frosty the Snowman - Traditional (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Angels We Have Heard on High - Traditional
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts on an Open)
Let It Snow
Silent Nacht - Traditional
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Traditional
 

Goin' Your Way - An Evening of A Cappella

Aug 11th, 2011 8:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Choralation's second annual Evening of A Cappella was held at St. James Community Square, located in Kitsilano at 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

This year, our concert accepted donations in support of
Saint James Music Academy

Programme

Shut De Do - Randy Stonehill (arr. Mark Hayes)
Linus & Lucy - Vince Guaraldi (arr. Philip Kern)
Bonjour Mon Coeur - Orlande De Lassus
La Plus Belle de la Ville - Clement Janequin
Nobody Knows - Traditional (arr. Rowland Pack)
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do - Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka (arr. Roger Emerson and Colin Pridy)
As I Roved Out - Traditional (arr. Finest Kind & Jen Balfour)
Dream a Little Dream - Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, and Gus Kahn
Lollipop - Beverly Ross and Julius Dixon (arr. Roger Emerson)
Gulf War Song - Moxy Fruvous
Sixteen Tons - Merle Travis (arr. Kirby Shaw)
Let's Get Out of this Country - Camera Obscura (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
Rise Up My Love - Healey Willan
California Dreamin' - John and Michelle Phillips (arr. Roger Emerson)
Chemical Workers' Song - Ron Angel (arr. Henny Yeung)
Moon River - Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini (arr. Steve Zegree)
 

Make Music Vancouver

Jun 21st, 2011 8:00 pm
Gastown, Vancouver

Choralation gave a free performance as part of the Make Music Vancouver event in historic Gastown.

Thank you to everyone, audience members and performers alike, who made this festival such a success.

Programme

Chemical Workers' Song - Ron Angel (arr. Henny Yeung)
As I Roved Out - Traditional (arr. Finest Kind & Jen Balfour)
Shut De Do - Randy Stonehill (arr. Mark Hayes)
Rise Up My Love - Healey Willan
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do - Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka (arr. Roger Emerson and Colin Pridy)
Moon River - Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini (arr. Steve Zegree)
Let's Get Out of this Country - Camera Obscura (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
Nobody Knows - Traditional (arr. Rowland Pack)
 

UBC Physics and Astronomy Music Night

Mar 2nd, 2011 6:15 pm
UBC I.K.Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room

Choralation returned for a third year to contribute a selection of songs to the UBC PHAS Music Night.

Programme

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do - Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka (arr. Roger Emerson and Colin Pridy)
Shut De Do - Randy Stonehill (arr. Mark Hayes)
Chemical Workers' Song - Ron Angel (arr. Henny Yeung)
 

An Evening of A Cappella

Aug 30th, 2010 7:00 pm
St James Community Square
3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Choralation's first annual full-length concert: we presented an evening of music in support of Arts Umbrella.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this evening such a success!

Programme

And So It Goes - Billy Joel (arr. Kirby Shaw and Colin Pridy)
Jenny Saviour - Traditional (arr. Jen Balfour)
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael (arr. Carl Strommen)
Banquet Fugue - John Rutter
Helplessly Hoping - Stephen Stills
Down in the River - Traditional (arr. Larry Nickel)
Contrappunto Bestiale Alla Mente - Adriano Banchieri
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields (arr. Julie Knowles)
Wade in the Water - Traditional (arr. Philip M. Hayden)
Long Time Traveler - The Wailin' Jennys
Say My Name - Destiny's Child (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
Loch Lomond / Red Red Rose - Traditional (arr. Jen Balfour)
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (arr. Jen Balfour)
Day Tripper - John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Jonathan Rathbone)
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

Cafe for Contemporary Art Mini-Show

Jul 25th, 2010 2:00 pm
Cafe for Contemporary Art, North Vancouver

Choralation performed a selection from this season's repertoire.

Programme

Day Tripper - John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Jonathan Rathbone)
And So It Goes - Billy Joel (arr. Kirby Shaw and Colin Pridy)
Jenny Saviour - Traditional (arr. Jen Balfour)
Helplessly Hoping - Stephen Stills
Say My Name - Destiny's Child (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (arr. Jen Balfour)
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael (arr. Carl Strommen)
Banquet Fugue - John Rutter
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

Summer Selections

Jun 15th, 2010 5:30 pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St, Vancouver

Choralation presented a selection of repertoire from our 2010 season.

Programme

Banquet Fugue - John Rutter
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (arr. Jen Balfour)
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael (arr. Carl Strommen)
Say My Name - Destiny's Child (arr. Matthew Hasselfield)
And So It Goes - Billy Joel (arr. Kirby Shaw and Colin Pridy)
Day Tripper - John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Jonathan Rathbone)
The Parting Glass - Traditional (arr. Wailin' Jennys / Jen Balfour)
 

UBC Physics and Astronomy Music Night

Feb 6th, 2010 7:00 pm
UBC Music Auditiorium

Choralation returned for a second year to the UBC Annual PHAS Music Night.

Programme

As I Roved Out - Traditional (arr. Finest Kind & Jen Balfour)
And So It Goes - Billy Joel (arr. Kirby Shaw and Colin Pridy)
Day Tripper - John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Jonathan Rathbone)
 

Spring Concert

Mar 30th, 2009 7:30 pm
Unitarian Church, 949 W. 49th Ave at Oak St.

Choralation presented a selection of a cappella repertoire.
 

UBC Physics and Astronomy Music Night

Mar 4th, 2009 7:30 pm
University of British Columbia

Choralation offered selections from our repertoire as part of UBC's Annual PHAS 'Talent Show'.