Civic Orchestra of Victoria
Inaugurated in 1983, the Civic Orchestra of Victoria is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for musicians of varying ages and abilities to perform a wide repertoire of orchestral music for supportive audiences in the Victoria and region. The orchestra serves as a platform for aspiring soloists and for choral groups, both as a learning experience and for the enjoyment of its members. The Civic also provides a service to sponsoring organizations in the community.
Linden Singers of Victoria
A well-established, prominent member of the Victoria choral scene, the Linden Singers is a community-based, mixed voice concert choir dedicated to the enjoyment of choral music. Music Director Brian Wismath is an integral part of the Linden Singers community and with his energy, focus and commitment to choral excellence, the choir has reached new musical peaks and continues to make magic for audiences.
Linden Singers repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the 21st Century and reflects the wide interests and competence of its members. We are proud to have commissioned works by well-known Canadian composers, including Imant Raminsh, David Archer, Georgina Craig and Jeff Enns. Visit http://lindensingers.com for more information.
Vox Humana Chamber Choir
Since its founding in 2002, Vox Humana has established itself as Victoria’s premier chamber choir. Under the direction of Brian Wismath, its core group of 20 singers ranges from advanced students to professional musicians. Vox Humana performs music from all eras, but especially excels in the performance of new music. Their CD Summer Rain, released in 2011, includes works by Canadian composer Jeff Enns, Estonian Toivo Tulev, and French composer César Geoffray. The choir’s most recent performance of Britten’s War Requiem marks Vox Humana’s fifth appearance with the Victoria Symphony. In addition to its appearances with the orchestra, the choir was a guest ensemble at the Victoria Symphony’s New Music Festival in 2014, devoted to the music of Gyorgy Ligeti. Vox Humana will also be a guest on the upcoming New Music Festival in March 2015, featuring the music of Irish composer Gerald Barry. For more information visit https://voxhumanachoir.ca
Victoria Choral Society
The Victoria Choral Society, directed by Brian Wismath, is an auditioned, mixed-voice symphonic chorus. It is dedicated to presenting the finest choral music from baroque to contemporary. Founded in 1934, the Victoria Choral Society has played a leading role in Victoria’s cultural life, and has performed with every Victoria Symphony conductor since the symphony’s inception.
Recent performances with the Victoria Symphony include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Britten’s War Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, and Verdi’s Requiem. Each year, the Victoria Choral Society also produces its own concerts with orchestra and soloists, most recently Handel’s Joshua, Mozart’s Requiem, the world premiere of commissioned work Nocturno by Liova Bueno, Johannes Brahms’ Schicksalslied, Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year, Felix Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Knut Nysted’s Immortal Bach, Rheinberger’s Mass in C Major, and Vivaldi’s Gloria.
Visit http://www.victoriachoralsociety.ca for more information.
Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale
The VCM Chorale is a 30 person mixed-voice chamber choir that brings together VCM students with community members to create fun, inspiring concerts that will satisfy your craving for a truly engaging choral experience. Visit www.vcm.bc.ca for more information.