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