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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.
  • 4 February – My arrangements of “Tea for Two” and “Pachelbel’s Canon” in Sooke BC.

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