Sacred and secular, familiar favorites and adventurous new works. These words best describe the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and Chorus’ concert Songs & Psalms, to be performed April 6 and 7, under the direction of Nicholas Fairbank.
Featured are performances of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer, Fairbank’s original composition Canción Amazónica, and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes
“I wanted to offer audiences an easy listening program that will appeal to a variety of musical tastes”, noted Fairbank Songs & Psalms includes shorter works that range from upbeat and joyful, to meditative and soulful. “The program showcases the full range of abilities of the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and Chorus” added Fairbank.
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Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra
Founded in 1997 by Norman Nelson, the full size semi-professional orchestra performed its first symphony concert in June 1998. With the subsequent introduction of the Chamber Players and the Philharmonic Chorus, the concert season has expanded to six programs (12 concerts) plus the ever-popular "Fling", an open air pops concert performed each summe... more info