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Event Archive - North of the Arctic Circle - Isbjørn!: Vox Humana, Ensemble Laude, Hexaphone, Viva Youth Choirs, Via Choralis Chamber Choir

Fri. November 15th 2013 - Fri. November 15th 2013 Christ Church Cathedral (All Ages)
7:30pm - 9:00pm doors at 7:00pm
$20 adult $5 student 12 and under free
Tickets at: Ivy's - Oak Bay, Tanner's Book - Sidney, Long & McQuade - Victoria, Dolla Den - Brentwood Bay
Presented by: Via Choralis Chamber Choir, Diane McWilliams

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Music: Classical, Jazz / Blues Theatre:
Five fine Victoria ensembles will be collaborating for these performances which will feature Nicholas Fairbank’s Arctic-inspired Isbjørn!, written in Svalbard, north of the Arctic Circle, in the fall of 2012. Vox Humana, Ensemble Laude, Viva Youth Choirs, Via Choralis and Hexaphone all join up for a concert of great choral works, concluding with the première of Isbjørn! which makes use of the spacious acoustics of St. Elizabeth’s Church and the Cathedral to elicit the vast openness of the Arctic wilderness


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Ensemble Laude (Choral)

Ensemble Laude, directed by Elizabeth MacIsaac, is an award winning women's choir founded in 1998. They enchant their audience with a creative blend of medieval repertoire and contemporary choral works from around the world. In 2015 they won Second Place in the national CBC choral competition and in 2016 represented Canada at the international Cho... more info
Articles: Illuminations: Songs Towards the Light


Hexaphone is Carolyn Howe (soprano), Hannah Mitchell (alto), John Doughty (tenor), Ian Bullen (tenor), Nicholas Fairbank (baritone), and Paul Boughen (bass). Now in its tenth season, the group was formed in 2002 with the goal of performing diverse styles of vocal music, one voice to a part. Hexaphone has become a highlight of Victoria's choral scen... more info

Via Choralis Chamber Choir (choral)

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