Chamber Series 2012


"TRaditional Christmas FAvorites"

Arabic Dance, from Nuctcraker Suite P. Tchaikowky

Zadok the priest J. F. Handel

John Limbert, organist

Let the Bright Seraphim J.F. Handel

Rachel Bergen, Soprano,

David Barss Trumpet and Curt Bergen, organ

Laudate Dominum  W.A. Mozart

Rachel Bergen, soprano

Messe de Minuet pour Noel  Marc-A. Charpentier

Midnight Mass for Christmas

Rachel Bergen, soprano 1, Elise Boulanger, soprano 2,

Mathew Johnson, tenor 1, Andy Erasmus, tenor 2, Bob Gill, bass, and John Limbert, organ continuo.




Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson

Groser Herr from the Christmas  Oratorio J.S Bach.

Nick Allen, baritone, David Barss, trumpet

Curt Bergen, organ

The Record of John Orlando Gibbons

Mathew Johnson, tenor

Sing Alone”

March in D J.F. Handel

Solemn March J.F. Handel

Pastoral J.F. Handel

Phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Webber

Hallelujah Chorus J.F. Handel


Upcoming Concerts 2013:

January 12, “New Years Favourites”

February 9, “Romantic Composers”

March 2,”Salut to Russia



The DieMahler String Quartet





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WHAT: "Chamber Music Series Autumn 2012" performed by the DieMahler String Quartet, led by Maestro Pablo Diemecke.

WHEN: September, 15 at 7:00pm, October 20 at 7:00PM November 17 at 2:30PM  and December 8 at 7:00PM

WHERE: St. Mary's the Virgin church, 1701 Elgin Road (Victoria). Tickets are available at the Door @ $25 (or from McPherson Box Office, Cadboro Bay Books, or Ivy's Book Store).

DESCRIPTION: Pablo Diemecke, one of the world's extraordinary virtuoso violinists, will perform with the DieMahler String Quartet, consisting of Pablo Diemecke (founder and leader), Larry Skaggs (former principal cellist and frequent soloist with the Victoria Symphony), Martine Denbok (Second Violin), and Elizabeth Massi (Viola).


Maestro Diemecke (widely known as the vibrant former concert master of the Victoria Symphony for 20 years), with a lengthy career of worldwide performance as a soloist and chamber artist, has a unique invigorating touch in handling the bow, which lends a distinctive expressiveness that places him in the league of outstanding world class violinists.  Maestro Larry Skaggs, is a deeply expressive world class cellist whose superb musical artistry provides a gorgeous musical depth to the quartet.  Both Martine and Elizabeth, recent graduates of advanced musical studies, provide admirable energetic accompaniment to the two virtuoso masters of the quartet.  These four marvelous artists combine their talents to produce rich and vigorous live music to delight the music connoisseur.




October 20, 7:00PM

Three B’s, Traditional Revolutionaries,

 Quartet op 18 No 6 in B flat Major


 Air on G     Bach

Hungarian Dances by Brahms


November 17, 2:30 PM

The Spirit of the 18th Century

The Classics

 String Quartet Op 77 No 1 Haydn

 String Quartet No 6 K65 “Dissonant” Mozart


 Quartet in D minor “The Death and the Maiden” Schubert