The UVic Vocal Jazz 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 Vocal Summit (2012) and the Frank Demiero Jazz Fest (2016), the Ensemble is well known for its fun-filled, audience engaging concerts. The Autumn and Spring Vocal Jazz Showcase concerts feature the signature studio groups UVJAZZ RED and UVJAZZ BLUE, the UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA JAZZ CHORALE, and various spotlight combos. UVJAZZ RED has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal group Groove for Thought, Canadian sensation Countermeasure, and has received high praise from vocal jazz legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn and master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren.

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.