The Servetus Vespers
Sunday, 26 November 2017, 2:30 pm at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 10030 Third St., Sidney
Via Choralis joins forces with the Chalice Choir of First Unitarian Church of Victoria for a concert of choral treats, featuring the première of Nicholas Fairbank’s captivating and elegant Vesperae pro Serveto, a 25-minute work accompanied by chamber orchestra based on new Latin texts by the Rev. Frances Dearman. This is a new look at an ancient rite, with a mostly secular flavour. The texts speak of the quiet of the night, a walk in the woods, and caring for the world as it sleeps.
In addition to this new piece, each choir will sing a short programme of works in a variety of styles.
With instrumentalists Braden Young (piano), Mary Jill McCulloch (flute), Don Meyer (clarinet), David Watson (horn), Joanne Cowan (violin), Guyonne Le Louarn (viola), Barrie Webster (cello) and Mike Cochran (bass).