Ed Henderson

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Ed Henderson

Ed Henderson is a composer, arranger-orchestrator, guitarist, musical director, music publisher and music producer in theatre, film, recording and the concert stage.  
His compositions include all the music in his solo guitar CD Intimate (www.edhendersonmusic.com) ; Drowned Out, a 12-minute composition for Vancouver InterCultural Orchestra and Laudate Singers (2011); Alight, a 12-minute solo guitar commission (CMC/Dance Centre, 2011); 11 National Anthem Orchestrations (VANOC at the 2010 Olympics); Star Song (Elektra Women’s Choir 2010); Fuente Ovejuna, a theatrical score for the Stratford Festival (2008); and Birdsong, a 45-minute piece for choir and tar [Iranian precursor to the guitar] (Vancouver Chamber Choir and Amir Koushkani, 2006). Current commissions include A Sto:lo Story, a choral work for musica intima and another guitar CD coming out this year.
 
His TV productions include A World Christmas, Tell It on the Mountain and Chasing the Tango High (Bravo! TV), Race of the Century (CTV) plus about 20 documentaries (Vision, Knowledge, etc.).
 
His CD productions include the Juno award-winning El Camino Real for Ancient Cultures; The Miracle of Christmas and A World Christmas (Vancouver Chamber Choir); Feet First music from the stage show starring Jeff Hyslop; and Juno nominated and West Coast Music Awards winner Endless for Silk Road.
 
Besides playing in the above-mentioned productions, Ed plays with Chilliwack and Tangissimo and as a session player in Vancouver. He was assistant conductor for Showboat at the Vancouver Ford Centre, and performs solo guitar concerts or with other musicians (Vancouver Symphony, Shashi Lata, Leon Bibb, Ann Mortifee, Paul Horn and many more).
 
Ed Henderson is a current board member of the Vancouver Musicians’ Association (including three terms on the Membership Committee, actively involved in planning for the upcoming VMA website and social media presence) and the Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC), for which he is hosting the Ravel Orchestration Brunches in Vancouver. He is a past board member (four years) of the Theatre Under The Stars, where he was instrumental in creating the Rising Stars program providing mentorship opportunities to aspiring people in musical theatre. He is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and a member of the Canadian League of Composers (CLC).