Upcoming Events:

Tea & Symphony

Date: February 4, 2018

Time: 2:30 - 4:00

Location: Sooke Community Hall

I’m looking forward to conducting the Sooke Philharmonic’s annual Tea & Symphony fundraiser on Feb 4th. As well as playing (and conducting from the keyboard) the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in Dm, K.466) I’ll be directing the chorus and orchestra in my new arrangement of Pachelbel’s Canon in D, with some surprises… Also on the programme: Zadok the Priest and Tea for Two (arr. Fairbank), a Mozart overture, and 2 arias from the wonderful soprano Nancy Washeim.

A Royal Feast

Start date: April 7, 2018

End date: April 8, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm / 2:30 pm

Location: Sooke & Colwood

The Sooke Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Fairbank, perform Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Handel’s Coronation Anthems, with soloists Jennifer Turner (soprano), Kathryn Whitney (mezzo), Joé Lampron (tenor) and Nathan McDonald (baritone).

Past Events:

Sea Cantata

Start date: June 10, 2017

End date: June 11, 2017

Time: 7.30 pm

Location: Sooke and Colwood BC

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus perform Sea Cantata (2010).

Vesperae pro Serveto

Date: November 26, 2017

Time: 2:30 pm

Location: St. Elizabeth's Church, Sidney BC

Via Choralis combines with the Chalice Choir of First Unitarian Church of Victoria to present the newly-commissioned Vesperae pro Serveto, a 25-minute work for choir and chamber orchestra based on a new text (in Latin) by Frances Dearman.

A Continental Christmas

Start date: December 2, 2017

End date: December 3, 2017

Time: 14:30 / 19:30

Location: Sooke & Colwood

The Sooke Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra directed by Nicholas Fairbank perform Vivaldi: Gloria, Charpentier: Messe de minuit pour Noël, and Fairbank: Four French Carols. The last is an arrangement of four well-know French Christmas carols arranged specifically for this concert (Il est né le divin enfant, Noël nouvelet, Quittez pasteurs, and Les anges dans nos campagnes) using instrumentation from the Vivaldi and Charpentier orchestra.

Vesperae pro Serveto

Date: December 21, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: First Unitarian Church, 5575 West Saanich Rd.

This second performance of the Servetus Vespers by the Chalice Choir of First Unitarian Church of Victoria and Via Choralis, with an 8-piece chamber orchestra, takes place in the context of a Winter Solstice service.  Join us for words and music for the longest night of the year.  Admission is by donation.

Lieder at Lunch

Date: January 10, 2018

Time: 12:30 - 1:30

Location: UVic, McLaurin B037

I am delighted to have been invited back to perform with Sharon and Harald Krebs in one of their lunchtime concerts.  I’ll be singing in two duets, one by Schumann, and the other my own “I Bless thee, Lord” (words by George Herbert).