|DAWN CHORUS 2001 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Your Weekend Flight
May 5th and 6th 2001
Celebrate songbirds from dusk to dawn.
Saturday May 5, 8:00 pm – the SongBird Oratorio
At the Dr. Sun Yat–Sen Classical Chinese Gardens
Sunday May 6th, 6:00 am – the Dawn Chorus at listening
sites around the city (see map for details)
Sunday May 6th, 8:00 am – the Dawn Chorus celebration
Convene at the At the Dr. Sun Yat–Sen Classical Chinese
Gardens for Songbird friendly coffee, snacks and entertainment.
Dr. Sun Yat–Sen Classical Chinese Gardens 578 Carrall
Street, Vancouver, BC Located between Pender and Keefer (entrance
off Pender through the ornamental gates)
Read on for details
The SongBird Oratorio
Saturday May 5, 2001
Let the classical Chinese garden setting of this unique staged
performance transport you to a musical world where songbirds
and humans encounter one another in unexpected ways.
The SongBIrd Oratorio is a site–specific musical performance
with text and Stage Direction by Nelson Gray, Music Direction
by DB Boyko, vocal compositions by Veda Hille, DB Boyko, Mark
Parlett, Celso Machado and Takeo Yamashiro, and Art Direction
by Andreas Kahre.
This one night only performance, staged in the Dr. Sun Yat–Sen
Classical Garden, features actor Peter Grier and the remarkable
pyrotechnics of vocalists Christine Duncan, DB Boyko, and Monica
Tickets are $15.00 for this one time only special performance.
To reserve tickets call 604–662–3207.
Seating in this outdoor classical garden is extremely limited.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Dress warmly and––if skies are grey––bring
The SongBird Oratorio is presented by Savage Media and the Dr.
Sun Yat–Sen Classical Garden with the assistance of SongBird,
The Vancouver Foundation, the Canada Council, the Hamber Foundation
and The Western Front.
The Dr. Sun Yat–Sen Classical Chinese garden is at 578
Carrall Street located between Pender and Keefer streets. (Entrance
is off Pender street, through the ornamental gates).
For more information on Savage Media and the origins of the
Oratorio contact Nelson
Gray, or visit Savage
Dawn Chorus & Celebration
Sunday May 6th 2001
At a listening site near you, join those worldwide who wake
up on the first Sunday in May with an ear for birdsong in the
Meet at one of eight listening posts in the lower mainland to
hear the early morning songs of the birds in your neighbourhood.
Birders will be on hand to expound on bird life and habitat
and assist in identifying the birds, who are also invited to
Gather at the Dr. Sun Yat–Sen Classical Chinese Garden
for the community bird count and entertainment including "The
Language of the Birds", a newly created section from Savage
Media's The SongBird Oratorio. Shade–grown coffee will
be served courtesy of Saltspring Roasting Company.
There are eight 6 a.m. official listening sites throughout the
1. Everett Crowley Park – At the parking lot on Kerr Rd.
S. of 63rd Ave. & N. of Marine Drive – for more info:
Donna Tilley @ 718–6575
2. Queen Elizabeth Park – In front of the Bloedel Conservatory
3. Richmond Nature Park – Nature House – Enter off
Westminster Hwy just W. of #5 Rd. – for more info: Hugh
Griffith @ 273–7015
4. Stanley Park at the Pavilion parking lot – for more
info phone: Emily Gonzales @ 257–8544
5. Strathcona Community Garden – (Prior & Hawkes in Vancouver)
At the pond.
6. Trout Lake – Parking Lot adjacent to the Community
Centre for more info: Scott Thomson @ 257–6955
7. Jericho Park – Main parking lot at the end of Point
Gray Road, by the Yacht Club
8. Ladner Harbour Park – McNeeley’s Way, off River Road.
Meet in the parking lot
Dr. Sun Yat–Sen Classical Chinese Garden — 578 Carrall
Street. (Entrance is off Pender street, through the ornamental
For information on the listening sites contact the above. For
a copy of the map and site listings pick up an April Edition
of Common Ground Magazine or the Spring Roundhouse Community
The 2001 Dawn Chorus is presented by SongBird and the Dr.
Sun Yat–Sen Classical Chinese Garden with the assistance
of Partners in Flight (BC and Yukon Chapter), Strathcona Community
Garden, Champlain Heights Community Centre, Trout Lake Community
Centre, The Stanley Park Ecology Society, Richmond Nature
Park, BC Wetlands Society, Cottonwood Community Garden, Vancouver
Natural History Society, Savage Media, BC Hydro, VanCity,
, Common Ground, Salt Spring Roasting Company, Wild Birds
Unlimited, Capers, Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology
and the Roundhouse Community Centre.
Many thanks to all our partners, funders and volunteers.
For a free cuppa java please note:
Saltspring Roasting Company will doing coffee tastings at:
Capers West Van Saturday May 5 from 11:00 am – 5:00
Capers Kitsilano Sunday May 6 from 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Capers Robson Monday May 7 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
This is shade grown songbird friendly
For more information on SongBird's Dawn Chorus, contact project
SongBird director Beth
For additional information
on Savage Media and the SongBird Oratorio contact
Nelson Gray or
visit Savage Media.
Media Inquires should be directed to Katherine Dodds of Good
Company Communications Inc. 604-689-1927