Vox Humana Chamber Choir
Saturday April 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Vox Humana Chamber Choir – Victoria’s premier chamber choir of 24 singers ranging from advanced students to professional musicians, directed by Brian Wismath, presents a versatile mix from Praetorius to Britten, from newly commissioned to established choral repertoire.
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.
Vox released its first CD in September 2011, entitled Summer Rain. The title track is a composition by Estonian composer Toivo Tulev. The remainder of the CD features the music of Canadian composer Jeff Enns, and French composer César Geoffray. Vox released its second CD in December 2018, entitled A Child’s Christmas in Wales and features the quintessential Christmastime story by Dylan Thomas, accompanied by carols. voxhumanachoir.ca
The concert will be opened by Angela Zeng, a 14 year old, grade 9 student who attends Kalamalka Secondary School. She has been playing cello for 7 years and studies with Morna Howie at the Vernon Community Music School. Angela has been playing with the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra since she was 9 years old and has been playing lots of chamber music with family members and friends at local senior centres. She goes to New Denver regularly to study cello performance with John Kadz and Johanne Perron. Angela earned runner-up in BC Provincial Festival String Junior A category in 2017, and first place in Junior B in 2018. Recently she was invited to audition for the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She hopes to continue cello after high school and pursue it as a career. In her free time Angela likes to do competitive swimming and play soccer.
|Leonard Enns (b. 1948)||Te Deum Brevis|
|David Archer (b. 1985)||The Heart of Night
Fire and Ice *commissioned for this concert
|Liova Bueno (b. 1979)||Canadian Triptych *commissioned for this concert|
|Kathleen Allan (b. 1989)||Mother o’ Mine|
|Jeff Enns (b. 1972)||Psalm 23
I Will Lift Mine Eyes
I Lost My Talk
|Kristopher Fulton (b. 1978)||Prometheus|
|Tobin Stokes (b. 1966)||Bush Chord|
|Rodney Sharman (b. 1958)||Requiescat|
|Jocelyn Morlock (b. 1969)||One Black Spike|
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