Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
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About the VICO
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra was inaugurated on November 13, 2000 at the city's Sacred Music Festival, with the world premiere of founding program director Moshe Denburg's piece Rapprochements (Reconciliations) for Inter-Cultural Orchestra - a brand new work commissioned by the Westcoast Sacred Arts Society with funding from the Vancouver Foundation and other generous donors. The piece embodied the concept on which the VICO was founded, bringing together a mixed choir and a large ensemble of 28 instrumentalists from a variety of different musical backgrounds. The premiere was well-received in the local and national media, and was hailed as one of Vancouver's ten best musical events of 2000.
Over the six years of its existence the VICO has received awards and commissions from the Vancouver Foundation, the Canada Council, the Westcoast Sacred Arts Society, and several other private donors and foundations in the Vancouver area. The VICO was incorporated as a non-profit society on September 25, 2001 and became a registered charity in May 2003 (Registration #: 87580 8511 RR0001).
Board of Directors (2010)
K. Louise Arney, President Lan Tung, Vice-President Ian Migicovsky, Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Pelletier, Director Mark Fenster, Director
Moshe Denburg, Co-Artistic Director Mark Armanini, Co-Artistic Director Melanie Thompson, Administrative Director/Publicist Jessie Zhang, Administrative Assistant Mary Kastle, Bookkeeping/Project Manager Don Xaliman, Audio-Visual Recordist
Advisory Board (2010)
Richard Marcuse, Consultant Ellie O’Day, Consultant Nancy L. Mortifee, Consultant Ron Stuart, Consultant