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New York Polyphony, a foremost vocal chamber ensemble, sings a rpogram combining Renaissance music with new music by Gregory Brown (brother of Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown) that uses text from Darwin’s Origin of Species. The program is aptly called Faith and Reason. Brown's composition, Missa Charles Darwin, was recently re-issued in a special edition to coincide with the publication of his brother’s new novel — Origin — in which it makes an appearance. Read a New York Times article HERE

Meet the composer! Composer Gregory Brown is coming to Victoria for this performance and will have a pre-concert discussion (at 6.45 pm) with Professor Christopher Douglas, the acting director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria, about issues arising from this unique coming-together of faith and reason through music.

Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts,” (NPR) New York Polyphony's four members are, “singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure,” (The New Yorker) with a wide repertoire. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare Renaissance works, has earned New York Polyphony two GRAMMY nominations.

More on Gregory Brown HERE. NY Polyphony HERE


Tickets: $25  (student rush seats, $5)

Available at: Ticketrocket HERE,

At Ivy's and Munro's Books, and at the Cathedral office.