Events

Welcome to VAM, a place of vibrancy where the inspiring nature of the performing arts is celebrated. Founded in 1969, VAM has been spreading a love of learning and musical excellence for generations of aspiring musicians. In addition to our primary focus as a centre of music education, VAM also acts as a central hub for concerts and cultural events, producing a wide variety of events – orchestra, chamber music, vocal theatre, recitals and masterclasses – which offer a wonderful opportunity to enrich your family’s cultural experience within VAM’s musical community.

Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, November 24, 2017, 7:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: One of VAM’s fastest growing communities, the Adult Learning Program is a celebration of lifelong learning through music. Come hear a highlight of our adult learners in an evening gathering of music, food, and conversation!

Adult String Ensemble Fall Concert

Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: In a program of poignancy and poise, experience masterworks such as Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Borodin’s Nocturne for Strings, and “Largo” from Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concert

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s monthly series features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning. Join the VAM community in its tradition of music topped with a serving of tea and strawberries!

NEW VENUE: Let Us All Be Merry! VAM Choirs in Concert

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2:00pm

Canadian Memorial United Church, 1825 West 16th Ave

Free Admission: VAM’s four choirs, featuring singers of all ages, join together for a festive afternoon of holiday choral singing.

NEW TIME AND VENUE! VAM Intermediate Symphony Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:30pm

Canadian Memorial United Church, 1825 West 16th Ave

Free Admission: VAM Intermediate Symphony with guests from VAM’s choirs presents Mozart’s prayerful Ave Verum Corpus, the dance-like elegance of Fauré’s Pavane, and music from Disney’s Frozen. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

NEW DATE, TIME, AND VENUE! VAM Pre-Junior & Junior Symphony Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 6:00pm

Canadian Memorial United Church, 1825 West 16th Ave

Free Admission: VAM’s youngest orchestral players ring in the holiday season with classics such as Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Led by Robyn Driedger-Klassen, VAM’s Vocal Theatre Department reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging in Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, Paul Ramsier’s The Man on the Bearskin Rug, and Ned Rorem’s Fables. Photo: Erik Zennstrom.

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7:30pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Led by Robyn Driedger-Klassen, VAM’s Vocal Theatre Department reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging in Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, Paul Ramsier’s The Man on the Bearskin Rug, and Ned Rorem’s Fables. Photo: Erik Zennstrom.

Voice and Piano Masterclass with Tara Erraught and James Baillieu

Monday, January 15, 2018, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission, Co-Presented with Vancouver Recital Society: Internationally acclaimed sorpano Tara Erraught and award-winning pianist James Baillieu offer a joint voice and piano masterclass as part of VAM’s 2017/18 Distinguished Artist Series. Generously supported by Edith Lando Charitable Foundation

Strawberry & Tea Student Concert

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s monthly series features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning. Join the VAM community in its tradition of music topped with a serving of tea and strawberries!