December 12 & 13th, 2020
Early Music Society of the Islands: Tenor Soloist
EMSI presents a varied Christmas programme featuring baroque music from Austria, France, Germany, Italy – and Canada! In addition to works by Biber, Campra, Telemann, and the featured work, the charming Cantata Pastorella by Benedikt Aufschnaiter (1665-1742), the concert includes the seventeenth-century “Huron Carol” sung in the original Huron/Wendat.
*Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in British Columbia, the scheduled performances of this concert were cancelled and the program was filmed at Alix Goolden Hall, and broadcast on the EMSI website. It is available here*
Photo: Brent Calis
January 20 - May 6, 2020 (Final five weeks postponed indefinitely)
Vancouver Opera: The Flight of the Hummingbird - M. Goulet; M. Yahgulanass, B. Gilson
Touring to over one hundred elementary schools across the province of BC, Jan made his VOIS debut as Bear in the charming new children's opera.
Additionally, the company was scheduled to present several public performances at the Baumann Centre in Victoria and two feature shows at the Vancouver Play house, as part of the Summer Opera Festival in May. Unfortunately the tour was put on hold due to the COVID restrictions put in place back in March.
March 14th, 2020 - 7:30pm (Postponed indefinitely)
Victoria Philharmonic Choir: The Creation - J. Haydn
"This oratorio, composed between 1797 and 1798, is considered to be one of Haydn’s masterpieces - and his greatest choral hit! It celebrates the creation of the world, from chaos to Adam and Eve, in joyous, life-affirming music." - (Excerpted from: VPChoir.ca)
May 16th & 17th, 2020 (Postponed indefinitely)
Victoria Mendelssohn Choir
Despite the cheeky title ('petit'), Rossini described this robust work as "the last of my 'péchés de vieillesse'" (sins of old age). Jan will join Soprano Anna Shill, mezzo Arlene Overman and baritone Bob Overman. Simon Leung conducts.
May 23rd, 2020 (Postponed indefinitely)
Victoria Choral Society: Requiem in D minor; K. 626 - W. A. Mozart
Written at the end of his life, 'Mozart's Requiem' in D has become an iconic choral masterwork, a reputation that has only benefitted from the controversy surrounding it's mysterious benefactor and subsequent completion by Süssmayr.
June 13, 2020 - 7:30pm
Bach on the Rock: Gilbert & Sullivan, and Friends: Gems from the Savoy Operas - Gilbert and Sullivan
"“Gilbert & Sullivan, and friends – Gems from the Savoy Operas” will present selections from the repertoire of the Savoy Operas. The programme will include well-known Gilbert & Sullivan favourites (such as selections from The Yeoman of the Guard, which critics consider to be Sullivan’s finest work); not so well known works by the couple (such as the rarely heard The Grand Duke); and selections from other composers active at the Savoy Theatre." - (excerpted from: www.bachontherock.com)