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Canadian musician Nicholas Fairbank is based in Victoria (British Columbia) where he keeps busy as a choral and orchestral conductor, a teacher of keyboard instruments (organ, piano, harpsichord), music theory & composition, and as a composer whose works are performed across the country as well as internationally.  More…

New video posted August 2023: “Named” – poetry by Zsuzsanna Ardó, music by Nicholas Fairbank, performed by Catherine Fern Lewis and Ellen Himmer.


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.

Featured recording: Quintette pour piano et cordes (2007) – 1st movement – performed by the Quatuor Molinari with Richard Raymond, piano.

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