November 18, 2012 “Art Songs & Heart Songs”

November 18, 2012 Concert Program
(All songs by Nicholas Fairbank unless indicated)

Six Chansons (1994)
L’Allée en tournant
Mon nez dit tout bas
Chers pieds
J’ai souvent un petit désir
Rêve d’amour
Take up the Song………………….Sally Novinger, arr. N. Fairbank
A Candle’s Light………………….Earlene Rentz

Viva Senior Ensemble
Three Animal Songs (1999)
The Tyger
The Yak
O Brother Chicken


 July Midnight (2008)
I Dreamed I Was a Cat (2005)
The Shark (2006)
Indian Summer (2009)
Down by the Riverside………………….Traditional, arr. N. Fairbank

Viva Senior Ensemble
Six Songs (2001)
Winter Bluejay
Lovely Chance
At Sea
Winter Dusk
A Little While

Kerry-Anne Kutz is a singer/songwriter and recording artist. She performs a wide range of styles from pop, folk and jazz to classical music. Kerry-Anne was the first woman in Canada chosen to be a member of the RCMP Band based in Ottawa. She has performed in Canada and around the world to the delight of audiences and to the acclaim of critics.

Nicholas Fairbank was born and raised on Canada’s west coast, and now lives and works in Victoria, BC. He divides his time between his various musical activities as composer, collaborative pianist, harpsichordist and organist, conductor, adjudicator, clinician, teacher and singer (as the baritone in the vocal ensemble Hexaphone).

The Viva Youth Choirs are a Victoria-based organization for children and youth aged 7 to 17.  In their 24th year, they have been part of Victoria’s music scene since 1988.  The Senior ensemble is an auditioned group of a dozen singers ages 12-17 who sing in 3 and 4 parts, gaining musical skills while learning an eclectic repertoire of classical, folk and world music.  Nicholas Fairbank has been the Artistic Director of Viva since 2009; he is assisted by Sarah Quartel who conducts the Junior and Intermediate choirs.