Erato Ensemble: Sex

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Erato Ensemble presents SEX

Beyond a seductive title, Erato’s season opener delivers a shame-free one-night stand. The concert will explore themes of sex, sexuality, and gender identity in a supportive and non-judgemental environment hosted by sexual health facilitator, Tanille Geib.

There’ll be no shortage of humour as we present The Sex Lives of Vegetables by Vancouver’s own Leslie Uyeda and Lorna Crozier. One particularly naughty 16th-century song by Thomas Morley will make use of props from our community partner, Vancouver’s own Womyns’ Ware.

Erato won’t be shying away from the more serious side of things, with pieces exploring gender identity and sexuality, featuring cabaret songs by Rodney Sharman and a piece by Michael Park and Vancouver poet Sajia Sultana.


Dorothea Hayley, soprano; Barbara Ebbeson, mezzo soprano; Julie Begg, clarinets; Sarah Kwok, violin/viola; Michael Park, piano.

A Note from the Erato Ensemble:

Thank you so much for considering purchasing a ticket to SEX. We are honoured to share this performance with you all. In order for you to have the best possible experience, we wanted to give you a heads up on the content of the show and the flow of the night.

Since the topic of SEX is still Taboo, still brings shame, guilt, and a lot of unknowns to us humans, we wanted to let you know that some of this material might be challenging in different ways to different people and communities. While we aren’t programming this night to be offensive or harmful, we understand that some of the pieces presented are out of date and can be uncomfortable. We will use care around these moments to talk about how culture is shifting fast, looking at ways we connect with media and healthy sexuality going forward.

Secondly, the performance length is about 90 minutes . After this, we have Tanille Geib to help you decompress from the show and lead an activity to care for ourselves and for one another. You are welcome to participate in any way that feels best.

We want this to be a supportive and non-judgemental space where we are allowed to respond honestly about a thing that impacts us all ... and that we all might have the power to change.

If you have any questions about the show, please email

Tickets From $15
Date Oct 26
Start time 8:00pm
Doors Open 7:00pm

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