Presented by Heather Beaty and Molly MacKinnon with the Little Chamber Music Series that Could.
Considered one of the worst nautical disasters in the history of the Pacific Northwest, the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia passenger steamship resulted in the deaths of all 367 passengers and crew who were stuck on Vanderbilt Reef for two full days while nearby help was unable to to reach them. Over 100 of the deceased are buried in Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery.
On the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the Princess Sophia, The Little Chamber Music Series That Could has created a concert inspired by this historic event, exploring within musical settings the vibrancy of the people aboard the ship, the power of the natural world, and the implications of loss.
This is our third annual fund-raising orchestra concert for the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. 35 of Vancouver's professional orchestral musicians are donating their time and talent to play music by women composers, to benefit women of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. Come and be enchanted by gorgeous orchestral music written rarely-heard women composers: Clara Schumann, Laura Madalena Sirmen, Lili Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke. All costs of the concert are donated, so every penny of your ticket goes to help women of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.