Festival Te Deum

A Digital Premiere Dedicated to Healthcare Workers
May 7 – May 24, 2021

Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Festival Te Deum

In 2017 Vivaldi Chamber Choir performed the Canadian Premiere of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s glorious Festival Te Deum, featuring a guest soprano soloist and full orchestra.  Known mainly for his collaborations with Gilbert in the comic Savoy operas, Sullivan was also a highly regarded composer of serious music.  He wrote the magnificent Festival Te Deum in celebration of the recovery from typhoid fever of the Prince of Wales in 1872, in the same era when Florence Nightingale, the founder of professional nursing, was doing her pioneering work. 

In this remastering of the audio recording, beautiful visuals connect the music with past and present. Through the sheer majesty of the music, we commemorate the resilience and dedication of doctors, nurses and all *Healthcare Workers, blending the Victorian era with our 21st century experience.

Attribution, photo of white statue: “Florence Nightingale,” sculpted by the late David Edstrom and funded by the Federal Art Project of the WPA, 1937. Located at Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco CA. Photo: Barbara Bernstein,

Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Festival Te Deum

Live Performance, professionally recorded (audio);

 March 5, 2017

Vivaldi Chamber Choir – Edette Gagné, Artistic Director

Olesia Shewchuk, Soprano 

Barry Yamanouchi, organ

with Full Orchestra

Also Featured:

Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Overture di Ballo for orchestra

We are sure this digital production of Sullivan’s Festival Te Deum will offer inspiration and renewed hope in us getting together again. 

Updated! (May 18): By purchasing a $15 ticket, you can access our production of Festival Te Deum anytime from Friday May 7, 4:00 PM to Monday, May 24, 10:30 PM, 2021.

As a beautiful souvenir, we also offer for purchase the audio-only remastered recording:  $5 as an add-on with purchase of a ticket, or $10 as a stand-alone purchase.

*HEALTHCARE WORKERS:  With our heartfelt thanks for keeping us safe through the pandemic, we offer FREE viewing access.  Simply send your request below, stating your name and where you work, and you will receive a direct link.

 A Donation to the choir during these challenging times would be most appreciated.

New! (April 18): A big thank you to everyone who has come to support and view the concert. Here are some of the audience responses.

Season Sponsor – Point Grey Pharmacy