We are pleased to announce our upcoming season of four concerts, including a full performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in December, in collaboration with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, with four fine soloists. See the season outline here and follow the links for details.
Congratulations to Julijana Hajdinjak, the winner of our 2017 competition with her composition “Love Me.”
The Via Choralis Performance Society annually invites young composers aged 16 – 25 from across Canada to submit a piece for SAB or SATB choir (no divisi) with piano and, if desired, one other instrument. Compositions should be between 3 and 5 minutes in length and of easy to moderate difficulty. The winning piece(s) will be performed at one of the choir’s 2017 concerts which are normally held at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Sidney, BC. Up to two prizes may be awarded – a first prize of $350 and a second prize of $150.
This competition will not be held in 2018. Please check back next year.
Here are three clips from our April 23rd concert.
- Publicity video
2. “Fiesta amazónica” from the premiere of Nicholas Fairbank’s Canción amazónica
3. Fairbank’s “Hanacpachap Fantasy”
Via Choralis chose Lucas Oickle’s “Through the Azure Skies” as the winner of its 2016 composition competition. Mr. Oickle’s piece was performed on Sunday afternoon, November 6th, 2016.