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.
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.
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. . .