Open Space welcomes keyboard virtuoso Rachel Iwaasa who will share a program of piano music featuring selections by Canadian composers and 20th Century experimental works at Victoria Conservatory’s Wood Hall.
On the program will be a selection from Ann Southam’s Glass Houses, Jeffrey Ryan’s Fornax Chemica, and Emily Doolittle’s Minute Etudes. The program will also include the rarely heard The Banshee by Henry Cowell, one of the earliest examples of a composition to be performed directly on the strings of the piano. Rounding out the program will be works by John Cage and Vancouver’s Rodney Sharman.
Enjoy the incredible talents of our VCM String Orchestra directed by Michael van der Sloot and Tatiana Kostour. Nov 29 – 2pm in Alix Goolden Hall.
In December the VCM Opera Studio will present “WORDS AND MUSIC”. Venturing into the realm of musical theatre as well as opera, come and experience some the great dramatists from Shakespeare to Sondheim in music by Britten, Stravinsky, Sonheim and more! The marriage of great texts and great music makes for amazing art.
At a recent keynote address to an early childhood education conference, acclaimed family entertainer, singer / songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message. “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.”
Five Contemporary Combos directed by: Damian Graham, Rob Cheramy, Monik Nordine, Joey Smith, and Daniel Lapp. Dec 8 – 7:30pm in Alix Goolden Hall.
Jazz up the holidays at this amazing free concert on December 9th in Alix Goolden Hall. Directed by Louise Rose and Brian Wismath this will please your ears.
The island’s own internationally renowned singer and entertainer Ken Lavigne performs your Christmas favourites, while playing host to a talented crew of performers including the tight harmonies of special guests, the Company “B” Vocal Trio. Close your eyes and you’d swear you were hearing the Andrew Sisters! Performing Christmas favourites made famous from Bing to Bocelli, Ken Lavigne and his band will take you on a musical tour – back in time to a 1940′s Christmas, with a “live radio” remake! Enjoy Christmas songs, stories and drama ….just like the radio shows of old!
One of Vancouver Island’s most beloved holiday concerts, the magic that is Winter Harp, celebrates its 22nd anniversary with a concert Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall.
More than a concert, Winter Harp is a sensory experience renowned for awe-inspiring performances, sold-out houses, standing ovations and rave reviews.
The Jon and Roy Holiday Special returns once again this December at Alix Goolden Hall. Join us as we kick off the holiday spirit and festivities with celebrating some of the west coast’s best talent! featuring : Daniel Wesley, Kandle, Ryan Boldt (of The Deep Dark Woods), Nick LaRiv
Featuring the vocal talents of CBC Radio personalities, including Shelagh Rogers, Gregor Craigie, Bob McDonald, Robyn Burns and Arthur Black, CBC and Our Place present a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Wed., Dec. 14th at Alix Goolden Hall.
With music from the Open Door Choir @ Our Place and The Victoria Good News Choir, this special event promises to be a heart-warming evening for the whole family.