SummerVoices choir hosts ‘Magnificat’ evening of music

St. Mary's Church in Oak Bay hosts two concerts featuring Bach's Magnificat

The SummerVoices choral group practices for two performances of Magnificat

Classical choirs often take weeks to prepare a concert, but audiences will be thrilled with what a committed group of local singers will achieve in just five days.

The glorious harmonies of two baroque settings of Magnificat, by Bach and Pergolesi, will fill St. Mary’s Church in Oak Bay in two early-evening performances Thursday, June 30.

The text of Magnificat (Song of Mary) has been set to music by composers as far back as the 14th century, and probably even earlier in Gregorian chant.

For these performances, Victoria Philharmonic Choir Music Director Peter Butterfield leads SummerVoices, which brings together more than 50 singers from several local choirs for an intensive and fun few days of rehearsal, including coaching by professional singers and voice teachers Sarah Fryer and Gary Relyea.

The orchestra leader for the performances is Victoria Symphony and Galiano Ensemble violinist Tyson Doknjas.

The concerts (with different soloists) begin at 5.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome and admisison is by donation at the door of St. Mary the Virgin, 1701 Elgin Rd.




Just Posted

Oak Bay brothers scoop 10 kg of poop from park paths in 30 mins

Family picks up dog poo to give back, inspire others to be more responsible

Crash snarles traffic on Highway 17

Traffic southbound is seriously delayed and northbound down to one lane on… Continue reading

UPDATED: Materials linked to 1992 Colwood murder found at construction site in Metchosin

West Shore RCMP investigating to determine if relevant to the old case

Federal government announces over $115 million to Royal Canadian Navy

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan was at CFB Esquimalt to announce missile system upgrades

Victoria woman sets date to swim the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Susan Simmons will attempt to be the first to swim the Strait twice starting Saturday afternoon

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

Safeway union urgest rejection of mediator recommendations

Says mediator asks for too many concessions

Five things to do in Greater Victoria this weekend

Puppy yoga, horses, cars, water guns and more make up this weekend’s list of events to see

Fire chases B.C. crews out of their own camp

Crews in Burns Lake had to leave after a wildfire reportedly overtook their sleeping quarters

Saanich teen takes her karate skills onto the world stage

National champion Olivia Brodie will compete at the 2018 Junior Pan-American Karate Championships

First long-awaited Cyclone lands near Victoria airport

Military helicopter first of nine to come to Saanich Peninsula base

To address peacock problem, B.C. city moves ahead on trapping plan

Surrey’s new bylaw focuses on ensuring people no longer feed the birds, ahead of relocation

Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

About 1,000 Saudi residents called back to kingdom after suspending diplomatic relations with Canada

Most Read