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Around the World in 80 Minutes: Via Choralis Chamber Choir

Sun. April 19th 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm doors at 2:00pm St. Elizabeth’s Church Sidney BC (All Ages) 2:30pm - 4:30pm doors at 2:00pm
adults $15, students with card $5 (at the door only), children 12 and under free
Tickets at: Tanner's Books, The Great Canadian Dollar Store (Brentwood Bay), Brown Paper Tickets, from Via Choralis Choir Members
WHAT: A concert of choral music from 5 continents

WHO: Via Choralis chamber choir directed by Nicholas Fairbank

WHEN: Sunday April 19, 2015 at 2:30pm

WHERE: St. Elizabeth’s Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney

TICKETS: adults $15, students with card $5 (at the door only), children 12 and under free. Advance tickets from Tanner’s Books (Sidney), The Great Canadian Dollar Store (Brentwood Bay), from choir members and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

A feature of the Peninsula’s arts scene now since 1999, this 30-voice choir will perform music in diverse styles representing such exotic places as Samoa, Thailand, Australia, Tanzania and Peru, as well as more familiar North American and European repertoire. Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg and Passepartout might well have encountered some of this music on their journey around the world. However, for this concert members of the audience need not worry about the international dateline, or other perils of travel, and can sit in relative comfort to enjoy the journey.

Via Choralis, now in its 16th season, is a mixed-voice community chamber choir located on the Saanich Peninsula with a passion for singing and which strives to enrich lives and cultivate community through choral music. From September to April each year we rehearse and perform a broad repertoire ranging from medieval to contemporary, including major works with orchestra.

Artistic Director Nicholas Fairbank divides his time between teaching, performing, composing, conducting and adjudicating. He is currently on the faculty of the Victoria Conservatory of Music, is Artistic Director of Viva Youth Voices and Music Director of the First Unitarian Church of Victoria, runs his own private teaching studio, and is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.

CONTACT: Nicholas Fairbank viachoralis@shaw.ca 250-514-2669

Via Choralis Chamber Choir

VIA CHORALIS, a community choir based in Sidney, BC, was founded in 1999 by Elizabeth Shannon and since 2005 has been directed by Nicholas Fairbank. Programming is eclectic; the choir performs a wide range of music from Renaissance madrigals and choral classics to contemporary Canadian repertoire. Besides our own concerts, Via Choralis has also enj... more info
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