Vox Humana presents B.C. premiere of Match Girl Passion

The performance is March 17 at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.) at St. Barnabas Church, 1525 Begbie St.

Vox Humana presents the British Columbia premiere and second Canadian performance of The Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang on  March 17.

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2008, Lang’s reflective musical setting is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s text.

It tells the tragic story of a poor young girl, beaten by her father, who tries unsuccessfully to sell matches on the street, is ignored, and finally freezes to death.

Lang’s setting of this original story incorporates influences from various sources, including Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

Vox Humana’s performance of this work features dancers from Victoria’s ZarYevka Ballet, choreographed by Capri Aspé. Part of the St. Barnabas chamber music series, additional works include Lighten Mine Eyes by Bo Hansson, Laudate by Knut Nystedt and the world premiere of commissioned work, Compassio, by Victoria’s own David Archer.

The performance is March 17 at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.) at St. Barnabas Church, 1525 Begbie St. Tickets are $10 (limited seating), 25 and under are free.

Tickets are available at Long & McQuade, 756 Hillside Ave., Ivy’s Bookshop, 2188 Oak Bay Ave., and online at voxhumanachoir.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Victoria’s Raging Grannies to demonstrate against public funding of for-profit senior homes

Group says COVID-19 has revealed ‘sad state of extended care’ in B.C.

Woman who talked to unconscious husband, a Victoria police officer, for 30 years focus of study

Ian Jordan suffered a head injury when he and another officer were on their way to a call in Victoria in September 1987

Plans for pot shop in Sidney spark back to life

Changing provincial regulations could clear the way for Sidney’s first ever pot shop

New ECG will diagnose life-threatening emergencies in ‘timely manner’ in Sooke

Machine funded by the Sooke and Juan de Fuca Health Foundation

Langford residents concerns rise over proposal for two 11-storey buildings

Group calls for more green space, independent traffic feasiblity study

VIDEO: Dashcam footage shows Victoria police-involved crash

Video shows VicPD officer strike another vehicle at intersection

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the… Continue reading

Time to protect B.C.’s unique glass sponge reefs, conservation group says

Climate change is a “serious and immediate threat” to the 9,000-year old sponges: study

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

Indigenous leader Ed John pleads not guilty to historical sex charges

Ed John’s lawyer entered the plea by telephone on behalf of his client

RCMP investigate threat against Indigenous totem poles on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast

Police describe the nature of the threat as ‘sensitive’

Ex-Okanagan Mountie forfeits 20 days’ pay after sexual misconduct review

A former Vernon RCMP constable made sexual comments, grabbed genitals of male officer in two incidents 10 years ago

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

Most Read