Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
(Vespro della Beata Vergine)

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2017

8:00 pm, St. Andrew’s Catholic Cathedral

In honour of Claudio Monteverdi’s 450th birthday, not one, but two performances of this stunning late Renaissance/early Baroque masterpiece, featuring the Montreal-based cornett and sackbut ensemble, La Rose des Vents, and soloists:  tenors Isaiah Bell and Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure, sopranos Anne van der Sloot and Abby Overman, countertenor Zachary Windus, and basses Nathan McDonald and Paul Boughen.  





SUMMERVOICES Adult Choral Workshop

Monday, July 3 – Saturday July 8, 2017 
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Oak Bay
Full day 2:30-9:30 pm (break for dinner) $200

Evenings only 7:00-9:30 $150

Enter a musical world of  Britons and Saxons, soldiers and shepherdesses, and a rich cast of supernatural characters from Norse and Greek mythology, in this workshop of music from Henry Purcell’s  semi-opera King Arthur, (first performed in 1691) led by Victoria Philharmonic Choir Music Director Peter Butterfield.

Professional soloists Sarah Fryer and Gary Relyea are voice coaches for the program, and dancer/choreographer David Roland introduces participants to 17th century theatrical dance.

Optional preview of the music will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 7 pm (details upon registration).



Information and REGISTRATION:

Summer Voices 2016 participants said:

Loved the music, the camaraderie, the pearls of musical wisdom!

Terrific coaches!

The continual encouragement makes this workshop very special.




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