Performance Schedule and Events

Perch Summer Outdoor Concert Series 


Friday, July 17th


Lot 19, 855 W Hastings St, Vancouver


Concert: Tenors versus sopranos! Featuring sopranos Tamar Simon and Julie Duerichen and tenors Thomas Lamont, Mark Pepe, and Dae Hyun Justin Cho with pianist Roger Parton. Cheer for your favourite operatic songs and arias!


Friday, August 14th

12pm – 1:30pm

Cathedra Square, 566 Richards Street (@ Dunsmuir Street), Vancouver


Concert: Duets and ensembles sung by soprano Tamar Simon, mezzo Taryn Plater, tenor Thomas Lamont, and baritone Geoff Schellenberg with accompaniment by Roger Parton.


Friday, September 18th


Lot 19, 855 W Hastings St, Vancouver


Concert TBA

Sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. 


Salon Social with soprano Julie Duerichen – POSTPONED due to COVID-19 restrictions 

Soprano Julie Duerichen will be the next guest singer at the Fieldhouse for our 9th Salon Social with accompaniment by pianist Roger Parton.

Free admission, snacks, and tea. Please email to reserve a seat:

Sunday, April 26th 

3pm – 4:30pm

Oak Park Fieldhouse

Soprano Julie Duerichen is a scholarship recipient of Calgary Opera and a 2008 laureate of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques programme in Montreal.  She was also a finalist in the Marie E. Crump Vocal Competition in Washington D.C. in 2002.
Julie holds a Master of Music Degree in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Calgary, both graduating with honours. In 2005, she studied in Hannover and Cologne, Germany, and attended the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart. 

Julie recently appeared in East Van Opera’s premiere of Alma, singing the role of Kelsh.  She performs regularly with Burnaby Lyric Opera at the Pan Pacific Hotel in the Live Opera Buffet Concert.  She was also featured with Burnaby Opera as Euristene in the world premiere of La Spartana Generous and 
Musetta in highlights from La Boheme. Performances with Opera Pro Cantanti include the roles:  Lucia in Lucia di LammermoorGilda in Rigoletto, and Violetta in La Traviata.  She has also sung with Calgary Opera, Annapolis Opera, and Washington Opera in Washington, D.C.

Solo oratorio work includes Fauré’s Requiem with Vivaldi Chamber Choir, 
Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with the Capilano Unveristy Singers , and Messiah with the Abbotsford Symphony and Handel Music Society.

Julie has trained with such international artists as:  Carol Richardson, Leon Major, 
Donald Bell, and Delores Ziegler.

Salon Social with mezzo-soprano Taryn Sunday, August 30th, outdoors

Mezzo-soprano Taryn Plater will be the next guest singer at the Fieldhouse for our 10th Salon Social with accompaniment by pianist Roger Parton.

Free admission

Please email to reserve a seat:

Sunday, August 30th (this date may change depending on the weather forecast)

2pm – 3:30pm

Oak Park – outside

Health guidelines will be in effect with physically distanced seating. This concert and talk will take place outside in the park and unfortunately, food will not be provided. 

Mezzo-soprano Taryn Plater’s involvement in opera is multifaceted as she possesses an affinity for both performance and management. Taryn is currently studying opera performance with Marisa Gaetanne while simultaneously completing degrees in business management and linguistics. In her time at UBC, she has performed the roles of Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), and most recently, Marta in the Canadian premiere of Weinberg’s Pasażerka. She is an alumna of the Opera NUOVA summer program and this past summer travelled to Hawaii to sing Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Taryn’s varied musical foundations range from musical theatre to choral singing and she continues to perform as a jazz pianist/vocalist. In addition to her performance endeavours, Taryn has worked as Marketing & Communications Assistant at the Chan Centre and enjoys applying her arts management experience to the production of her own opera concerts and performances.



Community Opera Chorus – rehearsals postponed during COVID-19

Saturdays 11am-12pm at the Oak Park Fieldhouse

Come join our Community Opera Chorus! There’s no experience necessary and no membership fee. We are building a chorus from the ground up! We will help you with group breathing and singing exercises, movement and score reading. It’s like choir, but eventually you’ll be in costume and acting as well as singing! If you love to sing and to be part of a group come join us! Saturdays 11am-12pm at the Oak Park Fieldhouse on Fremlin Street. To register email: with “Community Opera Chorus” in the subject line. We will be working on repertoire from “The Tales of Hoffmann”, “Rigoletto”, “Don Carlo”, “Tosca”, and “Carmen”.