A bit about our Spring concert

Our Eastertide concert ‘Behold the Lamb’ takes its inspiration from the ancient and enduring sacred text ‘Agnus Dei’, and its musical interpretation by various composers throughout the ages. The programme begins and ends with two different arrangements of the Easter Sequence, ‘Victimae paschali laudes’ (‘Praise the Paschal victim’). The first is the original Gregorian chant … Continue reading A bit about our Spring concert

About our upcoming concert

From the director: The title of our upcoming concert really says it all – ‘Wait for the Blessed Hope'. Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, is the quintessential time of waiting and hoping. When I was a child, even though pre-Christmas shopping took place, it was not as frenetic and all-consuming as it … Continue reading About our upcoming concert

Upcoming concert – Sunday November 26

VOX ensemble presents an eclectic program of choral music in the English cathedral tradition to celebrate the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons. Come journey with us from the Renaissance to the present day, with music that anticipates and celebrates the coming of Christ, and hails the journey of the Magi as they come bearing their … Continue reading Upcoming concert – Sunday November 26

Programme Notes – When Rooks Fly Homeward

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 -- St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Nanaimo The programme’s title comes from the opening piece ‘When Rooks Fly Homeward’. This is a beautifully crafted setting of words by the Irish poet Joseph Campbell (1879-1944) – the second poem in a collection titled ‘The Mountainy Singer’ (Dublin, 1909). Its composer, Arthur Baynon (1889-1954), … Continue reading Programme Notes – When Rooks Fly Homeward

More about our March concert

‘When Rooks Fly Homeward,’ a poem by Irish poet Joseph Campbell published in 1909, evokes evening scenes – roses folding their petals, ‘blind moths’ fluttering by the door, ‘grey mists’ gathering ‘on carn and rath.’ (The latter are fun words to look up!) Evening is a peaceful time and one of hope for the new … Continue reading More about our March concert