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 PST

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

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

    I love the Phantom of the Opera!!

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

    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 PST

    I love the music from the Phantom.

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

    I would like to see this!!!

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

    Would love to go!

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

    Love phantom !!!!

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

    This sounds fabulous! Thanks!

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

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

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

    I’d love to go!

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

    Love the music from Phantom!

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

    Would love to win this.

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

    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 PST

    Yay, Phantom!

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

    beautiful music!

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

    Pick me! Pick me!

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

    love phantom!!

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

    I’d love to win.

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

    Le Fantôme de l’Opéra

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

    Sounds Amazing~

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

    Love the film and the movie!

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

    I want to go!

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

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

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

    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 PST

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

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

    would love to see this show

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

    This would be a great trip down memory lane!

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

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

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

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

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

    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 PST

    Would love to see this Phantom!!

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

    Exciting!!! Eeeeeeeeeek hope I win!

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

    Love Phantom of the Opera.

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

    Would love this

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

    Great music.

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

    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 PST

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

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

    This would be terrific to see.

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

    and listen to the music of the night

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

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

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

    Would definitely be awesome to see and listen to!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Loved Phantom of the Opera music

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

    Would be wonderful 🙂

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

    I would love this 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Would make a fun night out!

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

    I love the phantom!!

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

    Feed me!

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

    Hobo Camp

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

    I stole the TV

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

    I love to dance

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

    Welcome Table!

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

    Pretty Please

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

    Funkytown

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

    Oh yeah!

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

    I want it

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

    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 PST

    This would freak the ol’lady out.

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

    Classic! Would love the opportunity to see this.

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

    I love the phantom!

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

    Can’t wait to see this show!

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

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

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

    love phantom!

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

    opera is very healing

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

    Have yet to see it. 🙂

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

    This will be quite the performance!

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

    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 PST

    A classic!

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

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

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

    My wife goes full on geekmode for Phantom!

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

    My love’s favourite.

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

    I’d love to go with my bf!!

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

    Sounds like spooky fun!

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

    Oh! This sounds (no pun intended) amazing!

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

    I’d love to take my Mom!

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

    Would love to go!

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

    Would love to see this!

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