The Choir's bi-annual concert promises to be a real spectacle! This show will feature the first-ever performance of The Chorus, and will include collaborations with Vox Humana Chamber Choir and David P. Smith. The Mini-Choir will as always open the concert.
Victoria’s The Choir is a non-auditioned, community choir that sings all-original arrangements of pop, folk and indie music. What started as a small project based out of Larsen Music in early 2013 turned big in no time: 100 great people who love to sing their hearts out! The Choir has had a string of very fun and successful concerts, and performances at Rifflandia 2014 through 2017, he 2017 Islands Folk Festival, and the 2015 Campbell Bay Music Festival. They've taken the stage with Fox Glove, Hank Pine, Adam Cohen, Kathryn Calder, Pharis and Jason Romero, Choir!Choir!Choir!, Aidan Knight and more. The Choir is directed by Marc Jenkins and accompanied by Erin Gray.
The Choir sings songs by Perfume Genius, Björk, David Bowie, Feist, The Kinks, They Might Be Giants, Radiohead, Gowan, and more!
Victoria’s The Chorus is a non-auditioned, community choir that sings all-original arrangements of pop, folk and indie music. The Chorus was born in the fall of 2017 out of overwhelming demand for singers to join The Choir, and is quickly establishing their own identity.
The Chorus is directed by Marc Jenkins and accompanied by Erin Gray, and sings songs by New Order, Beck, Lana Del Ray, U2 and more!
VOX HUMANA CHAMBER CHOIR:
Since its founding in 2002, the mixed-voice ensemble Vox Humana has established itself as Victoria’s premier chamber choir. Under the direction of Brian Wismath, its core group of 24 singers ranges from advanced students to professional musicians. As part of its regular concert season from September to June, Vox Humana presents several different programmes of diverse repertoire. Their artistic mandate includes the presentation of new music; their repertoire history includes a number of commissions and Canadian premieres. In addition to their self-produced concerts, Vox Humana is a frequent artistic collaborator with other groups; since 2011 they have appeared annually with the Victoria Symphony in works as diverse as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Britten’s War Requiem and Handel’s Messiah. Two of Vox’s annual traditions have become sold-out favourites: Vox in the Stars, a performance in the dome housing the Plaskett Telescope at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich, BC, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales, a concert of seasonal music centered on a reading of the beloved Dylan Thomas story. More at: https://voxhumanachoir.ca/about/
DAVID P. SMITH:
Victoria, BC songwriter David P. Smith has been writing, performing, and recording since 1995. He is essentially a storyteller, his narratives visceral, sometimes hilarious, peering into darkness, stumbling into surreality, lurching back into the everyday, and occupying that honest spot where good C&W dwells. Musically and sonically he draws on everything from the raw emotion of hard-core country and rhythm and blues, to noise, to folk, to the forms dictated or suggested or discovered on the accordion or piano. http://davidpsmithmusic.ca/about/
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The Choir (Choir)
We’re folks from Victoria, BC who sing original arrangements of pop, folk and indie music. Before we were three ensembles (The Choir, The Chorus and the Mini-Choir), we were a motley group of people who gathered in local music shop to sing well-known songs for fun. (Still our first love.) In those early days, we had no idea that so many of our fr... more info
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
David P. Smith (Style: Ish)
David P. Smith is a multi-disciplinary artist who jumped from visual art, Dadaist performances, and slam style poetry into the Victoria (Canada) musical scene with the irreverent hillbilly punk band The Dogbreath Brothers. He is a dynamic performer and an unflinchingly original songwriter who in the past 18 years has released six full length recor... more info