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Next concert: Vaughan Williams & Puccini Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3pm, Alix Goolden Performance Hall

The Victoria Philharmonic Choir opens its Season of "Peace and Calm" with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ heart-rending cry for peace and reconciliation, Dona Nobis Pacem, inspired by the composer’s experiences as an ambulance driver on the WW1 battlefields, and composed in 1936. The second half is Giacomo Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, written in 1876 when the composer was just 18. It’s an exuberant, even theatrical setting of a full Mass, with a joyous Gloria and several other beautiful melodies that foreshadow Puccini’s operas that were to come.

The concert features a large orchestra that includes members of the Victoria Symphony, and soloists will include Canadian/British soprano Eve Daniell, tenor Nolan Kehler, bass Gary Relyea and baritone Andrew Greenwood.

Tickets: $30 regular / $15 student /FREE for child 13 & under





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