Performance Highlights

Here are a few videos and pictures from recent events and concerts.  Enjoy!

Christmas Time is here Dec. 8th 2019

Highlights included the Messe Solennelle (Louis Vierne), Christus Factus Est (Rheinberger), There Shall a Star (Mendelssohn), Christmas Time is Here (Charlie Brown/Mendelson, Guaraldi), We Need a Little Christmas (Jerry Herman), and Peter Dent’s arrangements of Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake  and A Christmas Carol (Tom Lehrer).   Kristina Stevens conducted Domnuleţ şi Domn din cer (Gheorghe Cuco), a Jamaican carol Run, Come Quick (Arr. Dexter), and Snowflakes (Houston setting of a Longfellow poem) which featured flute and cello accompaniment.

Carols and Brass Concert Dec 16th 2018
The program included compositions drawn from composers of the Renaissance to the current century. Highlights include works for brass and organ:
• Hodie Christus Natus Est –Gabrielli
• Christmas Cantata – Daniel Pinkham
• I Was Glad – Hubert Parry
Classical works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Ralph Vaughn Williams
New seasonal works:
• Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind – Stephen Chatman
• Northern Lights – Ola Gjeilo
And carols from America, Argentina, France and Mexico

Carol-On with the Carillon Royal BC Museum December 2nd 2018


This annual event draws a big crowd for chance to sing along with the Carillon at the Museum.  Or maybe it’s the hot chocolate and cookies.

Victoria Public Library December 1st 2018
The local CTV channel had a short new item in their broadcast (link here; we are at 8:11 in the video stream).

Remembrance Day 2018
Members of the Newcombe singers participated at several Remembrance Day events for the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.
On Friday November 9th 2018, we sang in the rotunda of the BC Legislative building at an indoor ceremony for veterans. On Sunday November 11th, we were outside at the Cenotaph in front of the Legislature. The service streams at https://www.facebook.com/cheknews/videos/332462307538489/

And we were at the Pro Patria Legion on Friday the 9th for a rousing collection of tunes from the Great War lead by our conductor Peter Dent and accompanist Robert Dukarm.