Victoria Choral Society Appoints New Music Director

The Victoria Choral Society is pleased to welcome Brian Wismath as Music Director for the 2012-13 season.

Mr. Wismath holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Queen’s University, and a Master's in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona. He has a rich choral background and has served as director of the University of Victoria Chamber Choirand Tucson Masterworks Chorale; as associate conductor of Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Chorus Niagara, and Ontario Youth Choir; and as assistant conductor of Opera in Concert Chorus (Ontario, Canada).

He is currently Director of the Vox Humana Chamber Choir, and the Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale. In 2006, Brian conducted the Vancouver Chamber Choir as a participant in the Choral Conductors’ Symposium concert broadcast on CBC Radio.

A recipient of the Ontario Arts Council residency grant, Brian recently studied advanced conducting in Stockholm, Sweden, with Professor Anders Eby. During this time he was a guest lecturer at the Royal College of Music and a regular guest conductor of the St. Jacob’s Youth Choir, both in Stockholm.

“We are delighted to appoint Brian Wismath as the new Music Director of the Victoria Choral Society,” said Conrad Vanderkamp, President of Victoria Choral Society's Board of Directors. "Brian lives and breathes choral music, and his commitment and dedication to his craft are evident. The Board looks forward to an exciting new season with him."

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