Philomela Women’s Choir satisfies with glorious food

Tasty concert a fundraiser for Our Place

Sink your teeth into a concert of choral repertoire throughout the ages on the topic of food with the University of Victoria Philomela Women’s Choir led by Mary Kennedy.

From the renaissance round, Hey, Ho, Nobody’s at Home to Bartok’s Bread Baking, to a commissioned suite of children’s songs about food by composer Ben Bolden, to familiar jazz pieces Java Jive and Chili Con Carne, Food Glorious Food is set to make your mouth water.

Special guest Louise Rose will accompany the choir in a commissioned arrangement of the spiritual I’m gonna sit at the welcome table. Rose, who received an honorary doctorate from UVic in 2000, has been a friend and mentor of Kennedy for many years.

The concert will also offer an opportunity for the audience to join with the singers in a trio of popular songs about food.

“We can’t divulge the titles,” says Kennedy. “You’ll just have to buy a ticket to find out.”

Of special note at this concert will be the addition of a group of male choristers who will join with the women in the Champagne Chorus from Die Feldermaus.

Audience members are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food to the concert, which is a fundraiser for Our Place.

Don Evans, Our Place executive director, will be on hand to speak about the work of the society and receive tax-deductible monetary donations.

To further support the work of Our Place, there will be a raffle for a sushi-making workshop hosted by chef Takumi Kitamura.

The concert takes place on April 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall in the music wing of the MacLaurin Building at the university. Tickets, $12 in advance or $15 at the door, are  available through the University Centre Box Office by phone, 250-721-8480 or online at auditorium.uvic.ca/tickets.

Just Posted

Prize winning Urban Bee Honey Farm generating a buzz

Urban Bee honoured at the Vancouver Island Business Awards

African rhythms, dance performance to help out Sierra Leone charity group

Feb. 23 show by Issamba ensemble a fundraiser for Victoria-Taiama Partnership

Excitement builds for first Victoria Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival in Sidney

First headliners announced, wide range of community friendly musical, cultural events planned

Over 100 take the Vancouver Island polar plunge

More than $25,000 raised for BC Special Olympics athletes

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

B.C. communities push back against climate change damages campaign

Activists copying California case that was tossed out of court

Most Read