Vox Humana Chamber Choir | Brian Wismath, Conductor | 2014-2015 Season



About Us

Vox Humana Chamber 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, in 2011 for Handel’s Messiah, and in 2013 for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and the soundtrack for the TV documentary Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery, scored by Victoria composer Tobin Stokes. 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 Chamber Choir, Linden Singers of Victoria, Victoria Choral Society, and Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale. With a rich choral background, Mr. 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 St. Jacobs Ungdomskör (Stockholm, Sweden), Ontario Youth Choir and Opera in Concert Chorus (Ontario, Canada).

A passionate advocate for the performance of new music, Mr. Wismath has commissioned and premiered numerous works by composer from around the world. He has prepared choruses for Robert Cooper, Laurence Cummings, Steven Devine, Tania Miller, Michelle Mourre, Joey Pietraroia, and Timothy Vernon.

Mr. Wismath 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. Mr. Wismath has studied under instructors including Bruce Chamberlain, Robert Cooper and Anders Eby, and attended many master classes given by Hugh Floyd, Kenneth Kiesler, Robert Page, Helmuth Rilling, Dale Warland, Jon Washburn, and William Weinert.  More at brianwismath.com