There is Sweet Music

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2:30pm April 14th – St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Qualicum Beach
2:30pm April 15th – St. Andrew’s United Church, Nanaimo

Can you feel the thrill of a soprano’s high C in Allegri’s Miserere Mei or the energy in Mozart’s Misericordias Domini or the sublime angst in Amazing Grace?

Singing is without a doubt, expressive, joyful and fun. Singing in a choir adds inspiration, camaraderie and relaxation. And live audiences will soak up these feelings in the presence of a choir that … Read the rest

Faire Melody of Remembrance

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7:30 pm May 7th
Brechin United Church, Nanaimo

Oh, my goodness: it can’t be 10 years already!!! And, for those of you who have never heard us, it’s high time you took the plunge, got out of your easy chair and experienced an evening of live music. This is a concert not to be missed. Yes, the Island Consort chamber choir celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year with a wonderful, at times, heart-wrenching program of classic, choral music.

As the … Read the rest

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

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December 3rd
2pm St. Marks Anglican Church
138 Hoylake Road West
Qualicum Beach

December 4th
730pm Brechin United Church
998 Estevan Rd,

In a rare program for Christmas, the Island Consort Chamber Choir, directed by Bruce Farquharson, presents “A Ceremony of Carols”; a glorious melange of Christmas choral music from Baroque to Contemporary, which includes – as a featured work – Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols”.

The program begins with the call to celebrate; Sweelinck’s joyful “Hodie, Christus … Read the rest

This Shining Night

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Sunday, November 29th 2015
Brechin United Church
Nanaimo, BC

Adult: $18
Child: $under 12, free
Student: $5

Music evokes images as well as emotions. “This Shining Night” is a program that is luminous and evocative – a choral performance of musical treasures by the Island Consort chamber choir; an eclectic mix of Early Music, Opera, Art songs and Folk. This accomplished 18-voice choir, directed by Bruce Farquharson, sings with sincerity and clarity.


ic_fall15The evening begins with Durufle’s serene … Read the rest

A Rose, A Kiss and A Feller

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Sunday, April 26th, 2015
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Brechin United Church
1998 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo

Soak up the serenity and spiritualism of Bruckner’s “Christus Factus Est”, Mendelssohn’s “Ave Maria”, Bach’s motet “Der Geist Hilft” and Aarvo Part’s “Da Pacem Domine”.  Feel the passion of unrequited love in Morley’s “Fyer, Fyer”, Scarlatti’s “O Morte” and Lauridsens’ “Contre Qui, Rose”.  Tap your toes to Bach’s “Gavotte and Fugue” with rhythm section performed in the style of the Swingle Singers, and … Read the rest

What Sweeter Music

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A Joint Christmas Concert with the Sinclair Singers

7:30pm December 14th
Brechin United Church, Namaimo

Here is music to put you in the mood for the Festive Season. The Island Consort Chamber choir presents its first ever Christmas program, “What Sweeter Music”, along with that sparkling youth choir, The Sinclair Singers – with a wonderfully varied package of Christmas repertoire. The program includes classical works such as Berlioz’ “Shepherd’s Farewell” and Healey Willan’s “Hodie, Christus Natus Est”; contemporary material such … Read the rest

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