Nanaimo's Classical Chamber Choir

“…to perform choral music and to engage audiences in the enjoyment of choral repertoire..”

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Bruce Farquharson


Bruce Farquharson has been involved in Nanaimo’s music scene since 1977. Formerly director of the Nanaimo Tidesman Barbershop Chorus, A Capella Plus, Nanaimo Concert Band and a founding member of the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, in 2007 Farquharson started up the Island Consort chamber choir with an emphasis on excellence and Early Music. Read more about Bruce.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Sing Hodie, Sing Noël

    7:30pm Nov 30th 2018 – St. Mark’s Anglican Church,
    Qualicum Beach
    7:30pm Dec 2nd 2018 – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church,
    Nanaimo

    Poulenc, Rutter, Schütz, Holst, Isaac, Lauridsen
    An evening of Christmas Choral Music

    with guest organist Jenny Vincent

     


THE
ISLAND
CONSORT

The Island Consort Chamber Choir is a 20-voice community chamber choir in Nanaimo, BC that first appeared in concert in late April 2007. Repertoire is performed mostly a cappella but with occasional keyboard or strings accompaniment.

The choir produces two programs per year in Nanaimo, typically in late November and in mid-April. Past performances have also been in the mid-Island communities of Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Gabriola Island. Programming retains the emphasis on Early Music (Byrd, Tallis, Weelkes, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Bach, etc.) but also expands to include Classical, Romantic and 20th Century/contemporary works (Schubert, Pearsall, Rheinberger, Kodaly, Tormis, Whitacre, etc.). The choir entered the National Choral Competition for the first time in the spring of 2013. Island Consort has performed three times at the Port Theatre – with the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, with the Vancouver-based professional dance ensemble, “Dancers Dancing”, providing on-stage vocal accompaniment, and with the Vancouver Island Symphony’s presentation of Mozart’s Requiem.

More information about past music selection can be found on our Past Concerts page.

I was so moved and lifted by the harmonies of all your lovely voices...

There is no where else in Nanaimo that people can come to hear this kind of wonderful choral music

a 'truly magical' evening