THE UVIC VOCAL JAZZ MAINSTREAM & IMPROVISATIONAL ENSEMBLE has established a reputation for artistic excellence, stylistic flexibility and performances of original and inspiring arrangements. In addition to highly successful performances at the Powell River Vocal Summit and the Frank Demiero Jazz Fest, UVJMIE was the choral ensemble for The Best of Queen concert series with JEANS 'N CLASSICS and the VICTORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA under Maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia. The Ensemble is well known for its fun-filled, filled-to-capacity audience engaging concerts. Our Autumn and Spring Vocal Jazz Showcases feature the Signature Studio Ensembles - the University of Victoria Studio Group, the University of Victoria Show Choir - and various Spotlight Combos including Ellavation Chorale, and the UVic Vocal Jazz Stage Orchestra. The Ensemble has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal groups GROOVE FOR THOUGHT and THE REAL GROUP, Canadian sensation COUNTERMEASURE, and has received high praise from legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn, and from master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren. Among our many distinguished alumni are the superb FIFTH STREET, MIKE EDEL and TWIN KENNEDY.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

UVic Vocal Jazz at Christ Church Cathedral - massed choirs.

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Sing! Choirs of Angels is a massed choir event at Christ Church (Anglican) Cathedral December 4th, 8pm (doors at 7:15). Tickets at the door.

The concert features the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, UVic Chamber Singers (Dr. Gary Froese), UVic Women's Choir (Susan Young) and the University of Victoria Chorus (Dr. Adam Con) performing as individual groups and en masse.

The choirs are joined by brass, string and percussion students from the School of Music.

The program includes works arranged by W. Clanton for voice, percussion and cello.
  • Joy! featuring Margaret Lingas, soprano;
  • Lullay Thou Little Child featuring altos Natasha Penfield, Micha Fortin and Jilaine Orton with Alex Klassen, cello;
  • Ukrainian Carol of the Bells featuring Blake Palm, contrabass.