Vox Humana Chamber Choir

BRIAN WISMATH | CONDUCTOR

 

ABOUT US

Vox Humana | Choir

Since 2002, Vox Humana has established itself as Victoria’s premier chamber choir and an ensemble of great diversity and flexibility. Their repertoire covers every historical period and style, from the earliest polyphony to contemporary commissions. Highlights of their past performances include Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Victoria’s Galiano Ensemble in 2003, appearances with the Victoria Symphony in 2004 and 2006 on their Christmas Pops programme and in 2011 for Handel’s Messiah, and in 2013 for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, the soundtrack for the TV documentary Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery, scored by Victoria composer Tobin Stokes, and the Victoria premiere of Video Games Live. The choir’s membership ranges from advanced-level students through to experienced professional musicians. In 2011, the choir released their first CD, Summer Rain that features the music of Jeff Enns, César Geoffray and Toivo Tulev.


Brian Wismath | Conductor

Brian Wismath is music director of Vox Humana, the Victoria Choral Society and the Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale. Brian began his education in choral music as a chorister in the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, and after completing a Bachelor of Music at Queen’s University, he received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona.


Brian has a rich choral background. He has served as director of the University of Victoria Chamber Singers and Tucson Masterworks Chorale; as associate conductor of Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Chorus Niagara, and Ontario Youth Choir; and as assistant conductor of Opera in Concert Chorus (Ontario, Canada). In 2006, Brian conducted the Vancouver Chamber Choir as a participant in the Choral Conductors’ Symposium concert broadcast on CBC Radio. A recipient of the Ontario Arts Council residency grant, Brian recently studied advanced conducting in Stockholm, Sweden, with Professor Anders Eby. During this time he was a guest lecturer at the Royal College of Music and a regular guest conductor of the St. Jacob’s Youth Choir, both in Stockholm.


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