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Event Archive - The Little Match Girl Passion: Vox Humana Chamber Choir, ZarYevka Ballet

Sun. March 17th 2013 - Sun. March 17th 2013 St. Barnabas Church (All Ages)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
$10, Free (25 & under)

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Music: Classical Theatre:
The Little Match Girl Passion - David Lang

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2008, David Lang’s reflective musical setting is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s text. It tells the tragic story of a poor young girl, beaten by her father, who tries unsuccessfully to sell matches on the street, is ignored, and finally freezes to death. Lang's setting of this original story incorporates influences from various sources, including Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

Vox Humana is thrilled to present the British Columbia premiere and second Canadian performance of this work, featuring dancers from Victoria’s ZarYevka Ballet, choreographed by Capri Aspé. Part of the St. Barnabas Chamber Music Series, additional works include Lighten Mine Eyes by Bo Hansson, Laudate by Knut Nystedt and the world premiere of commissioned work, Compassio, by Victoria’s own David Archer.

David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion
"I don't think I've ever been so moved by a new, and largely unheralded, composition as I was by David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion, which is unlike any music I know." Tim Page from The Washington Post

Capri Aspe, choreographer
Brian Wismath, conductor

March 17th, 3:00pm, 2013
St. Barnabas Church, 1525 Begbie Street, Victoria
$10 and free for 25 & under

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Vox Humana Chamber Choir (Choral)

Since 2002, Vox Humana has established itself as Victoria’s premier chamber choir and an ensemble of great diversity and flexibility. Their repertoire covers every historical period and style, from the earliest polyphony to contemporary commissions. Highlights of their past performances include Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Victoria’s Galiano E... more info