Victoria sextet performing this Sunday in Chemainus

St. Michael’s Presents “Hexuberance” Jan. 22 as part of its Chemainus Classical Concerts series.

St. Michael’s Presents “Hexuberance” Jan. 22 as part of its Chemainus Classical Concerts series Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

St. Michael’s Presents “Hexuberance” Jan. 22 as part of its Chemainus Classical Concerts series Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

St. Michael’s Presents “Hexuberance” Jan. 22 as part of its Chemainus Classical Concerts series.

At 2 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the intimate setting of 1891 heritage St. Michael’s Church, Victoria’s vocal sextet Hexaphone will excite and enthral us with everything from medieval and baroque to jazz and folk music. These six unaccompanied singers bring their music to life with verve, polish and panache.

Following the performance, stay for a delicious ‘Meet the Artists’ reception.

Hexaphone, Victoria’s six-member a capella vocal ensemble, was formed in 2002 with the goal of performing diverse styles of vocal music, one voice to a part. Hexaphone is Carolyn Howe (soprano), Arlene Overman (alto), John Doughty (tenor), Michael Zastre (tenor), Nicholas Fairbank (baritone) and Paul Boughen (bass).

Called “Canada’s only professional vocal sextet” by Colin Miles of the Canadian Music Centre, Hexaphone has become a gem of Victoria’s music scene, singing an eclectic range of music with a particular focus on new Canadian works.

The sextet is regularly invited to perform at arts events, including the Victoria Symphony’s New Currents Festival, the Voice++ Festival and the New Music In New Places concert series sponsored by the Canadian Music Centre. In 2008, Hexaphone was chosen to premiere BC 150 Project: Five Songs for British Columbia, commissioned by the Canadian Music Centre to celebrate BC’s 150th anniversary.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are available at Valley Vines to Wines (Mill Bay), Ten Old Books (Duncan), Ocean Soul Book Caffé (Crofton), Salamander Books (Ladysmith) and the Chemainus Festival Inn or by calling 250-748-8383. You may also buy tickets at Toad Hall Emporium (Chemainus) at the advance price of $15 until one hour before concert time.

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