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St Cecilia’s Day Musical Open House


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St Cecilia’s Day Musical Open House

Bell ringers, accordions, choirs and a miniature organ


Saturday, November 23, 9.00 am – 5.30 pm

St Cecilia’s Day Musical Open House

Every half hour there will be a new performance featured during Christ Church Cathedral’s annual all-day celebration in honour of the patron saint of music (St. Cecilia). Performers include the cathedral’s organists and bellringers, Victoria Children’s Choir, and St Christopher Singers. Admission by donation. Proceeds to support Music at Christ Church Cathedral.

NEW: Kids’ organ-building workshops that integrate science, engineering and music as kids build a wooden tabletop organ as a team. These are small group sessions, so sign up in advance to secure your spot. (1 pm and 2 pm starts)  admin@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca  

Note: the Christ Church Cathedral Christmas Bazaar is on the same day next door at Christ Church Cathedral School from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm


9:00 – 9:30 am Cathedral Guild of Bellringers:
Climb the 71 steps to the Ringing Chamber to watch the ringers launch our musical day with traditional bell music with arcane names like “Grandsire”, Plain Bob” and Stedman.”
9:30 – 10:00 am Robert Dukarm:
Stirring sounds of Handel, J.S. Bach and others to start the St Cecilia’s Day celebrations, fittingly on the Cathedral’s renowned Wolff organ
10:00 – 10:30 am St Christopher Singers entertain with a capella music from the Renaissance
10:30 – 11:00 am The Cathedral Choir launches its new CD
11:00 – 11:30 am KlaVIERhands:
One piano with 88 keys + four hands with 20 fingers + 100 years of piano playing experience equals the dynamic duo KlaVIERhands.
11:30  am – 12:00 pm Anomaly & The Forager:
Anomaly & The Forager team up to create ambient, spacey folk-rock with swirling lead guitar (Josh Duncan) and unique vocals (Bronwyn Proven). Presenting a mix of original songs and beloved favorites.
12:00 – 12:30 pm Quartetto Sorbetto:
Ross Ingstrup (Soprano Saxophone); Todd Morgan (Alto Saxophone); Wendell Clanton (Tenor Saxophone); Karsten Brewka (Baritone Saxophone) presenting traditional and contemporary concert works drawn from the core Neo-romantic and Jazz-influenced repertoire, and ventures into Tango, Baroque and many other compositional languages
12:30 – 1:00 pm Victoria Children’s Choir

1:00 – 1:30 pm Cookeleidh:
Blending the tunes of Ireland and Scotland, with a heaping spoonful of Maritime flavour, and a dash of Folk, is their recipe for a rollicking, modern day kitchen party! Dave Cook (12-String Guitar, Lead Vocals); Woody Wilson (Wooden Irish Flute, Bodhran); Kim Cook (Fiddle, Percussion); Tom Pogson (Electric Bass, Background Vocals)
1:30 – 2:00 pm Victoria Accordion Club Band:
A St Cecilia’s Day favorite, the VAC Band will play a variety of music including popular contemporary songs and others taken from well-known musical productions.
2:00 – 2:30 pm Jorge Carrizales - piano
2:30 – 3:00 pm Music from Peru
3:00 – 3:30 pm Serena Jack - flute
3:30 – 4:15 pm New Page Country Dance Orchestra:
Our kitchen party will serve up lively jigs, reels, and polkas, romantic airs, and old fashioned waltzes, from Dan Page’s tune books and beyond!
4:30 pm Choral Evensong for St Cecilia’s Day




Susan Down

Communications Officer

Christ Church Cathedral

930 Burdett Ave, Victoria BC V8V 3G8

250.383.2714 x 228, cell 250-634-3696



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