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Nicholas Fairbank conducts the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in music by Vivaldi and Brixi, and featuring the Czech Christmas Mass written in 1796 by Jakub Jan Ryba- possibly a western Canadian premiere.
The High Notes Flute Choir performs works by Canadian composers, including my new “Bagatelle” for flute sextet (piccolo, three C flutes, alto flute and bass flute).
Via Choralis, conducted by Nicholas Fairbank, sings choral music for Remembrance Day, including music by several Canadian composers.
Interview and live performance of my latest piece “Bagatelle” performed by Victoria’s High Notes Flute Choir. Listen live by clicking on the link.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.