Past Concerts

The repertoire of the Island Consort is varied and loosely “classical”, focusing on sacred and secular music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Mostly we perform a cappella pieces but we have had the privilege to have accompaniment by the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra and Organists Peter Orme, John Nelson and Jenny Vincent

Due to the Public Domain nature of most of the works we perform, we make great use of The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL), an Internet-based free sheet music website which specializes in choral music, and the IMSLP
Petrucci Music Library, a library of public domain scores.

August 27, 2018

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

 

February 5, 2018

There is Sweet Music

2:30pm April 14th 2018– St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Qualicum Beach
2:30pm April 15th 2018 – 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? “There is Sweet Music” is a program that offers the richness of Early Music, the vitality of Classical Music, the sublimity of Romantic Music and the diversity of Contemporary Music.

 

November 27, 2017

Sketches of Canada

7:30pm November 24th 2017 St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Qualicum Beach 7:30pm November 26th 2017 Brechin United Church, Nanaimo   A concert of Canadian choral music for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s the year of Canada 150 celebration! This vast […]
May 12, 2017

Faire Melody of Remembrence

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 […]
March 12, 2017

Singers and Strings: Guests of the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra

The advent of March, and early spring, is particularly welcome this year following an uncharacteristically cold and stubborn winter. And the music of the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Karl Rainer, is a welcome partner to the season […]
December 13, 2016

A Ceremony of Carols

December 3rd 2pm St. Marks Anglican Church 138 Hoylake Road West Qualicum Beach December 4th 730pm Brechin United Church 998 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo In a rare program for Christmas, the Island Consort Chamber Choir, directed by Bruce Farquharson, presents “A […]
January 7, 2016

And the Light Sings

April 17th, 7:30 pm at Brechin United Church and April 16th, 7:00pm at Gabriola United Church
November 2, 2015

This Shining Night

Sunday, November 29th 2015 7:30pm 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 […]
March 2, 2015

A Rose, A Kiss and A Feller

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

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 Lauridens' "Contre Qui, Rose". Tap your toes to Bach's "Gavotte and Fugue" with rhythm section performed in the style of the Swingle Singers, and enjoy arrangements of Robert Burn's "Ae Fond Kiss", the Irish "Dulaman" and Harry Somer's Newfoundland outport song, "Feller from Fortune". And more. . .
September 9, 2014

What Sweeter Music

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.
September 9, 2014

Mozart & Friends

November 22nd, 2014 7:30pm Port Theatre, Nanaimo The Island Consort with be joining the Vancouver Island Symphony along with A Capella Plus and Pacific Spirit choir in presenting Mozart’s Requiem (completion R. Levin) Tickets : http://www.porttheatre.com/index.php/events/nov-2014/vi-symphony-1/  
January 20, 2014

East of Brandenburg

Sunday, April 13 2014 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM — NEW TIME Brechin United Church Nanaimo $18 at the door Children 12 and under are free Following the Sochi Winter Olympics which focuses on Russia here is a musical treat […]
August 19, 2013

The High Art of Singing

Sunday, December 1st 2013 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Brechin United Church Nanaimo $18 at the door Children 12 and under are free Pleasure, emotion, voice! These are the ingredients of “The High Art of Singing”, a captivating program of […]
November 12, 2012

Forever Young

Sunday, April 28th 2013 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM St Andrew's United Church 311 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo with guests, The Nanaimo Youth Choir ”This is a wonderful collaboration between an adult choir and a children's choir presented in the excellent acoustic of St. Andrew's United Church. "Forever Young" features music by Di Lasso, Tchaikowsky, Saint-Saens, Barber, Tormis, Rutter and others. Focusing on youth and the young, the repertoire includes titles such as "The Cherubic Hymn" and "Five Childhood Lyrics", and includes a zany pair of speech choir selections from Bergmann's "Galgenlieder". The concert will end with both choirs combining to sing Humperdinck's beautiful "Prayer" from Hansel and Gretel.
August 2, 2012

Romance and the Romantics

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM St. Andrew’s United Church – Nanaimo 311 Fitzwilliam Street $15 at the door As December arrives so does a wonderful program of classical a cappella choral music presented by The Island […]
April 3, 2012

… of Water and the Cosmos

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM St Anne’s St Edmund’s Anglican Church – Parksville 407 Wembley Road   Sunday, April 29th, 2012 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Brechin United Church – Nanaimo 1998 Estevan Road $15 at […]
November 13, 2011

Lux Aeterna

Sing Joyfully William Byrd (1540-1623) Thule, The Period of Cosmography Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623) Ego Flos Campi Clemens Non Papa (ca. 1510-1555) Magnificat Primi Toni G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594) Nunc Dimittis Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Komm Jesu, Komm J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Hail, Gladdening Light […]
May 13, 2011

Echos

Ave Maria Josquin des Prez (1450-1521) Confitebor Tibi G.P. da Palestina (1524-1594) Sicut Cervus G.P. da Palestrina It Was a Lover and His Lass Thomas Morley (1557-1602) Ave Verum Corpus William Byrd (1540-1623) Confitebor Tibi* Claudio Monteverdi (1576-1643) As Pants […]
November 13, 2010

Passetyme with Goode Companye

Passetyme Henry VIII Sing We at Pleasure Weelkes Christe Jesu, Pastor Bone Taverner The Lamentations of Jeremiah Tallis Alleluia: Av e Maria – Virga Jesse Byrd Lay a Garland Pearsall To be Sung of a Summer Night (I and II) […]
April 13, 2010

Voices in Motion, Bodies that Sing by Dancers Dancing Dance Company

The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, May 7, 2010 Vier Galgenlieder Erik Bergman Water Night Eric Whitacre Helletused Veljo Tormis Five Childhood Lyrics: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Sing a Song of Sixpence John Rutter Komm, Jesu, Komm J.S. Bach Bogoroditse Devo […]
November 13, 2009

Music, as through a Kaleidoscope

Alla Riva del Tebro Palestrina Sweet, Stay a While Dowland Disdain Me Still Dowland Were Every Thought an Eye Dowland Kyrie & Gloria from Missa Puerorum Rheinberger Magnificat Buxtehude Laudate Dominum Mozart Ubi Caritas Lauridsen Ave Maria Biebl Magnificat Part Love Elgar […]
May 13, 2009

Songs, Serene and Sublime

The Leroy Kyrie Taverner Veni Creator Palestrina Lobet den Herrn Bach Missa Pro Defunctis Morales Ubi Caritas Durufle Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Vaughan Williams Madrigal Faure Matra Pictures Kodaly Turot Eszik A Cigany (See the Gypsies) Kodaly Esti Dal (Peaceful Dale) […]
May 13, 2008

Elizabethan Spring

Sicut Cervus Desiderat Pierre de la Rue Dum Transisset Sabbatum John Taverner O Sacrum Convivium Giovanni Pergolesi Ave Verum Corpus Lodovico da Viadana Ballo, “Movete Al Mio Bel Suon” Claudio Monteverdi – tenor solo – David Brown Cantata, “Befiehl dem Engel” Dietrich […]
November 13, 2007

Searching for Mozart

Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints Thomas Weelkes De Profundis Christof Gluck Miserere Mei Gregorio Allegri Exultate Deo Alessandro Scarlatti O Magnum Mysterium Tomas Luis Victoria Matona Mia Cara Orlando De Lassus Il Est Bel et Bon Pierre Passereau Beatus Vir […]