Redshift Music Society
Registered Name: Redshift Music Society
Business Number: 839264272RR0001
About This Charity
The Redshift Music Society has existed since 2001, becoming a non-profit society in 2004. It has since secured a unique place in the Canadian music community: no other BC music organization brings forth the music of contemporary Canadian composers to the non-concert-going public in such a unique and successful manner. The principal idea behind the Redshift mandate was to address the fact that the average Canadian does not seek out performances of new music in a conventional concert setting; by situating music performances in unique environments (libraries, art galleries, etc.), the listener not only becomes more aware of the vitality and diversity of contemporary Canadian music, but can also directly connect this music to the world around them in a way that is relevant to their lives.
To this end, public, free-of-charge music concerts are of essential importance to our vision.
For the last four years, a primary cornerstone of Redshift productions has been the Vertical Orchestra. Situated in the beautiful, reverberant atrium of the Vancouver Public Library, musicians are spread throughout the seven levels, creating a unique, captivating soundscape, composed especially for the event by key Canadian composers. Vertical Orchestra events typically attract hundreds of people from all walks of life, and garner critical acclaim from both the press and the Vancouver artistic community. Vertical Orchestra 2010, In Situ, was presented as part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, attracting a total of over 6000 spectators.
Vertical Orchestra 2011 featured 150 musicians and singers of the Vancouver Bach Choir and the Negative Zed Ensemble, conducted by Leslie Dala. It was a resounding success.
You can see pictures of some of our previous events at...
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