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