Canadian musician Nicholas Fairbank is based in Victoria (British Columbia) where he keeps busy as a teacher of keyboard instruments (organ, piano, harpsichord), music theory & composition, as a choral and orchestral conductor, and as a composer whose works are performed across the country as well as internationally. More…
Events – Fall & Winter 2017-2018
- 26 November – Premiere of “Vesperae pro Serveto” commissioned by First Unitarian Church of Victoria.
- 2/3 December – Premiere of “Four French Carols” with the Sooke Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra.
- 21 December – “Vesperae pro Serveto” at First Unitarian Church of Victoria.
- 28 January – “Vesperae pro Serveto” at Cordova Bay United Church.
- 3 February – Premiere of “Flourish 1” at University of Victoria’s New Music Festival.
If you are performing one of my pieces please let me know and I will post your concert here.
Featured recording: Quintette pour piano et cordes (2007) – 1st movement – performed by the Quatuor Molinari with Richard Raymond, piano.
Featured choral work: Silver Penny published by Cypress Choral Music.
Perfect for an adult or high-school mixed-voice choir, this piece would go well on its own or in a concert with a nautical theme. You can see a copy of the score and hear a performance by clicking on the above link.
Video posted August 2014: “Aurora” from Isbjørn! sung by Laude Women’s Ensemble, conducted by Elizabeth MacIsaac.
Recording: Richard Bailey, Video: Chad Blakely
Video posted June 16th, 2011: Nicholas Fairbank plays Mendelssohn Sonata #3 on the 4-manual Casavant organ at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
Videography: Jeff Birmingham
Video posted June 18th, 2011: Hexaphone vocal sextet performs “The Dredger”.
Videography: Mike Zastre