Vancouver Bach Choir Presents Phantom of the Opera

Comments 82 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Bach Choir presents Phantom of the Opera for one show only on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:00pm at The Orpheum. This specially commissioned work from Canadian composer Andrew Downing was created to underscore and enrich the legendary silent film of the same name. The choir and a hand-picked chamber ensemble will perform the score while the cinematic masterpiece screens.

phantomoftheoperaAudience members will relive the terror, heartache, and romance of The Phantom of the Opera as a crisp print of the film is projected within the Orpheum concert hall. Released by Universal Pictures in 1925, Rupert Julian’s masterpiece is held to be one of the best horror movies ever created; its success would prompt the studio to finance a legendary string of monster features including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Mummy.

Lon Chaney’s performance as the Phantom remains harrowing, despite nearly a century passing since its first haunting screening (at which time the famous unmasking scene was said to have made patrons faint and scream).

The Orpheum is the perfect venue for this combination of classic film, choir, live music, and multimedia. Tickets for Vancouver Bach Choir’s Phantom of the Opera are on sale now for $25 to $59 (plus fees, taxes; student and senior discounts available) and can be purchased online, in person at the Orpheum box office, or by calling (604) 696-4290.

I have a pair of tickets to give away for this performance. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the performance on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:00pm. Follow the Vancouver Bach Choir on Facebook and Twitter for performance information and show news this season.

Update The winner is Neal Hannah!

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  1. eschelleTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 11:37am PDT

    I would love to go to this :D!!! Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. WinnieTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    I love the Phantom of the Opera!!

  3. MichelleTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 11:53am PDT

    Phantom was and is my favourite musical! I’ve watched it 3 times in different cities! Would love to watch the silent version!!

  4. WallyTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 12:07pm PDT

    I love the music from the Phantom.

  5. Mary RoseTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 12:47pm PDT

    I would like to see this!!!

  6. EileenTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 1:08pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  7. NikkiTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 1:36pm PDT

    Love phantom !!!!

  8. NatalieTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 1:46pm PDT

    This sounds fabulous! Thanks!

  9. DebraTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 2:55pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to hear the Vancouver Bach Choir!

  10. HannahTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 3:21pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  11. RachelTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 3:37pm PDT

    Love the music from Phantom!

  12. TawcanTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 4:01pm PDT

    Would love to win this.

  13. Krista LeeTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 4:09pm PDT

    Phantom is by far my favourite show…the story and the music. I’ve only seen it live once, and this would be an experience for sure…would love to win these tix 🙂

  14. JeffTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 4:29pm PDT

    Yay, Phantom!

  15. lucTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 4:55pm PDT

    beautiful music!

  16. JoannaTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 6:05pm PDT

    Pick me! Pick me!

  17. TracyTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 7:12pm PDT

    love phantom!!

  18. Teresa KTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 9:35pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  19. MarianneTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 10:50pm PDT

    Le Fantôme de l’Opéra

  20. BryanTuesday, April 2nd, 2013 — 11:22pm PDT

    Sounds Amazing~

  21. RebeccaWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 4:24am PDT

    Love the film and the movie!

  22. EdWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 5:52am PDT

    I want to go!

  23. leahWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 7:49am PDT

    ooooh i love phantom. I want to see this!!

  24. Donna LWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 8:02am PDT

    my sister brainwashed me into loving Phantom as a kid. And now it’s stuck as an adult! So this would be fun for us to go together 🙂

  25. LindaWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 8:07am PDT

    This is a great film and Chaney does a truly horrifying Phantom. This is a great giveaway!

  26. GaryWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 8:08am PDT

    would love to see this show

  27. BrendaWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 8:18am PDT

    This would be a great trip down memory lane!

  28. erinWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 9:01am PDT

    Love Phantom! Wish it was playing more than one night.

  29. Sandra W.Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 10:40am PDT

    This would be amazing. That is one of my favourite musicals!

  30. JessicaWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 1:45pm PDT

    This was the very first musical I ever went to – it also made me fall in love with musical theatre.

  31. PaulaWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 3:35pm PDT

    Would love to see this Phantom!!

  32. FatimaWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 4:10pm PDT

    Exciting!!! Eeeeeeeeeek hope I win!

  33. Ray MaddlyWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 4:37pm PDT

    Love Phantom of the Opera.

  34. VictoriaWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 4:52pm PDT

    Would love this

  35. mikeWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 10:44pm PDT

    Great music.

  36. NealWednesday, April 3rd, 2013 — 11:17pm PDT

    Just came from a concert at the Orpheum tonight and while walking down Robson saw the sign for this performance. Would love to win a set

  37. allisonThursday, April 4th, 2013 — 1:25am PDT

    The phantom of the opera is here, inside my mind!

  38. ShelleyThursday, April 4th, 2013 — 9:30am PDT

    This would be terrific to see.

  39. KrissyThursday, April 4th, 2013 — 10:37am PDT

    and listen to the music of the night

  40. CGThursday, April 4th, 2013 — 1:47pm PDT

    My best friend loves this movie. I’d love to take her for her birthday!!

  41. CeeThursday, April 4th, 2013 — 2:05pm PDT

    Would definitely be awesome to see and listen to!

  42. vincent chenThursday, April 4th, 2013 — 2:54pm PDT

    I love phantom of the opera! My fav growing up!

  43. MagThursday, April 4th, 2013 — 4:04pm PDT

    I would love to see the silent film for the first time.

  44. KendallThursday, April 4th, 2013 — 9:08pm PDT

    I have ALWAYS wanted to see this! I would love to take my mom

  45. Jenn SFriday, April 5th, 2013 — 4:24am PDT

    Loved Phantom of the Opera music

  46. FionaFriday, April 5th, 2013 — 10:55am PDT

    Would be wonderful 🙂

  47. AmandaFriday, April 5th, 2013 — 11:49am PDT

    I would love this 🙂

  48. Nicole C.Friday, April 5th, 2013 — 12:36pm PDT

    I’ve never been to the opera, it would be a great experience!

  49. JeannetteFriday, April 5th, 2013 — 2:11pm PDT

    It woudl totally make my birthday to win these tickets!!!!

  50. AdrienneFriday, April 5th, 2013 — 2:58pm PDT

    This sounds amazing! I’d love to go. =)

  51. VinceFriday, April 5th, 2013 — 3:32pm PDT

    Would make a fun night out!

  52. DeidreFriday, April 5th, 2013 — 3:36pm PDT

    I love the phantom!!

  53. Brett JacksonSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:31am PDT

    Feed me!

  54. Neal PellegrinoSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:32am PDT

    Hobo Camp

  55. Neal Glen PellegrinoSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:34am PDT

    I stole the TV

  56. Neal PellegrinoSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:36am PDT

    I love to dance

  57. Neal Glen PellegrinoSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:37am PDT

    Welcome Table!

  58. Neal G. PellegrinoSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:39am PDT

    Pretty Please

  59. Brett Dean JacksonSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:41am PDT


  60. Brett Dean JacksonSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:41am PDT

    Oh yeah!

  61. Brett Dean JacksonSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:42am PDT

    I want it

  62. Janni JSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 11:54am PDT

    Oh Wow – I LOVE Phantom of the Opera! So does my 80 yr old Mom. I would LOVE to take her there for my birthday! 🙂

  63. Wayne CummingsSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 1:07pm PDT

    This would freak the ol’lady out.

  64. RichardSaturday, April 6th, 2013 — 9:09pm PDT

    Classic! Would love the opportunity to see this.

  65. KayKaySunday, April 7th, 2013 — 3:15am PDT

    I love the phantom!

  66. SamanthaSunday, April 7th, 2013 — 2:59pm PDT

    Can’t wait to see this show!

  67. Sunshine GMonday, April 8th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Love Phantom and keep hoping it’ll come back to Vancouver.

  68. nance428Monday, April 8th, 2013 — 12:24pm PDT

    love phantom!

  69. laurel kMonday, April 8th, 2013 — 12:38pm PDT

    opera is very healing

  70. PDruckerMonday, April 8th, 2013 — 12:39pm PDT

    Have yet to see it. 🙂

  71. LillianMonday, April 8th, 2013 — 5:49pm PDT

    This will be quite the performance!

  72. ValMonday, April 8th, 2013 — 7:12pm PDT

    Saw the Phantom of the Opera over 10 years ago – I would LOVE to see it again!

  73. Andy C.Monday, April 8th, 2013 — 9:04pm PDT

    A classic!

  74. LoisMonday, April 8th, 2013 — 9:32pm PDT

    Phantom of the Opera would be perfect with the Vancouver Bach Choir.

  75. Ian S.Monday, April 8th, 2013 — 9:32pm PDT

    My wife goes full on geekmode for Phantom!

  76. KerriMonday, April 8th, 2013 — 10:02pm PDT

    My love’s favourite.

  77. AmyTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 9:04am PDT

    I’d love to go with my bf!!

  78. RamonaTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:32am PDT

    Sounds like spooky fun!

  79. ArielTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 3:45pm PDT

    Oh! This sounds (no pun intended) amazing!

  80. ErinTuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 7:43pm PDT

    I’d love to take my Mom!

  81. AndreaThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 12:08pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  82. AndreaThursday, April 11th, 2013 — 12:09pm PDT

    Would love to see this!

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