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Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

Regarded by the New York Times as, “clarion-voiced and vibrant”, Benjamin Butterfield is known for his performances throughout North America, Europe as well as in the Middle East and Asia.

Associate Professor, head of voice and co-head of performance for the School of Music at the University of Victoria, Benjamin is the 2015 recipient of the UVic. Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Artistic Expression. He has also served as guest faculty for Opera Nuova, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy, The Victoria Conservatory Summer Vocal Academy, Vancouver International Song Institute, Yellow Barn and Opera on the Avalon.

 

Speakers & Performers

Fifth Street, a cappella vocal quintet
Taylor Caswell, Kenji Lee, Ryan Narciso, Jilaine Orton, Natasha Penfield

Biography coming soon.

 

Lafayette String Quartet
Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Joanna Hood, Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, Sharon Stanis

The Lafayette is the only all-female ensemble in the world to comprise the four original members – a distinct rarity, regardless of gender and regardless of profession.

Pamela Highbaugh Aloni: Praised for her “meltingly beautiful solos” The Detroit News and for performances of “depth and insight” Times Colonist, Cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni has enjoyed performing both as a chamber musician and soloist in North America and Europe. Pamela is a co-founding member of the Lafayette String Quartet, Artists-in-Residence at the University of Victoria. With the ensemble she has won prizes in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Portsmouth (England) International String Quartet Competition, the Cleveland String Quartet Residency Competition and in 1988 was cited as one of Musical America’s “Young Artists to Watch”.

 

Ken Lavigne, tenor

Singer Ken Lavigne has charmed his way Lainto the hearts of concert goers across North America with his exciting blend of classical tenor sound and modern style. Joined by a four-piece ensemble, Lavigne takes his audience on a riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Told with spectacular songs and entertaining and hilarious stories, Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog – audacity, tenacity and ultimately… triumph. Audience Favourites include: O Sole mio, Funiculi Funicula; Nessun Dorma, Be my love, Loch Lomond, Danny Boy; Hallelujah, Bring him home, Because we believe and more.

Ken Lavigne is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. Recognized early for the outstanding timbre of his lyric tenor voice as well as the ease and agility with which he sings, Ken’s career has taken many directions that include his current touring show, The Road to Carnegie Hall.

 

Jeanel Liang, violin

Biography coming soon.

 

Louise Rose, jazz piano and vocal

Biography coming soon.

 

University of Victoria Student Brass Ensemble

Biography coming soon.

 

Program

Coming soon.

 
 

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