Cowichan Symphony Society presents

Victoria Symphony - Handel's Messiah

Handel Messiah

Celebrate the season with Handel’s glorious Messiah - one the most famous pieces of classical music in the world. Experience this holiday favourite in the masterful hands of Victoria Choral Society's Music Director, Brian Wismath, as he leads brilliant soloists from the Victoria Symphony and the Victoria Choral Society to delve into depths of anguish then soaring to heights of joy. Get into the spirit of the season with a dynamic performance of a classic holiday favourite.

BRIAN WISMATH: With a rich choral background, Brian Wismath has served as director of the University of Victoria Chamber Singers and Tucson Masterworks Chorale, associate conductor of Orpheus Choir of Toronto and Chorus Niagara, and assistant conductor of S:t Jacobs Ungdomskör (Stockholm, Sweden), Ontario Youth Choir and Opera in Concert Chorus (Ontario, Canada). He has prepared choruses for Nathan Brock, Robert Cooper, Laurence Cummings, Steven Devine, Tania Miller, Michelle Mourre, Joey Pietraroia, and Timothy Vernon.

A passionate advocate for the performance of new music, Mr. Wismath has commissioned and premiered numerous works by Kathleen Allan, Ivo Antognini, David Archer, Liova Bueno, Steve Dobrogosz, Jeff Enns, Peter Fischer, Bo Hansson, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Alan Hovhaness, David Lang, Ivan Moody, Edward Moroney, Fernando Moruja, Per Nørgård, Ib Nørholm, Nicholas Piper, Sarah Quartel, Tarik O’Regan, Toivo Tulev, Michael Waldenby, and many others.

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