The Victoria Arion Male Choir, under the direction of Alan Whitmore, closes their first season with a tribute to our country – Canada. Our Home, a Canadian Travelogue, is an exciting musical sampling of the diverse heritage, geography, and lifestyles that make up our great country.
The repertoire includes folk song arrangements and originally composed selections by composers/song writers and arrangers including Ian Tyson, Bruce Cockburn, Stan Rogers, Jan Garrett, Jimmy Rankin, Larry Nickel, Allister McGillivray, and Harris Loewen. It is an eclectic mix of joy and sorrow, upbeat and slow, frivolity and introspection.
Joining the VAMC is guest violinist, Tamsyn Klazek-Shryer, a remarkable 15-year old who has recently moved to Victoria and is already making her presence well-known. Tamsyn will accompany the choir in one number and will play some fiddling tunes from various parts of our country.
This exciting concert is the culmination of our first year as Victoria’s newest male choir, with long roots in history. We are the amalgamation of two choirs, with histories that go back more than 100 years, that is looking toward a great future.
This is a concert of people of all ages. Join us and spread the word to your friends and family.
Our Home, a Canadian Travelogue takes place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue.
See our Concerts page for details.
Tamsyn Klazek-Schryer is a grade 9 student at Victoria High School and a current member of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra and the Victoria Conservatory Chamber music program. Having grown up in a musical family, Tamsyn is developing her own unique creativity and at the age of 15 is already an accomplished violinist, violist, singer, actor and painter. She was born in Thunder Bay and received her education at the Francophone school there, before moving to Victoria last Fall. Tamsyn has won many awards with her music and she especially enjoys performing, as it gives her an opportunity to share her love of music with others. She loves to play traditional fiddle tunes, to honour her French Canadian and Slavic roots. She enjoys spending time in nature on land and on water, and also loves traveling to new places.