Music Talks: The History of Christmas Carols [VIRTUAL]
Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
An event every week that begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, repeating until December 11, 2023
From the early carols of the Medieval Period through to the jazz hits of the 20th Century, Christmas songs are among some of the most well-known but misunderstood melodies. Join conductor and music historian Kevin Zakresky as he explores the origins of the carol and traces the history of Christmas music up to the present day.
November 27 – Medieval and Renaissance Carols
December 4 – Christmas Music of the 18th and 19th Centuries
December 11 – 20th and 21st Century Holiday Songs
Kevin Zakresky is a vocalist, choir director and orchestral conductor from Vancouver. He teaches singing at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music and tours the world as a conductor for the National Geographic Symphony, Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, Heroes Symphony and others. In Vancouver he is Conductor of Pacific Spirit Choir and Maddalena’s Descant. Past jobs have included teaching positions at SFU, Capilano University, Douglas College, Assistant Conductor of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Director of the Pacifica Singers, and Conductor of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. He received his Doctorate from Yale University in 2012.
This series is made possible thanks to a generous bequest in support of music at the Library from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.
Watch from home: You will need a computer with speakers (headphones) or your smartphone/tablet. Upon registering below you will receive a recurring Zoom link one day prior to each scheduled lecture. This link will allow you access to all/any of the three lectures in this series. You only need to register once.