vFEST | virtual 

performing arts 


  region of waterloo

about the festival

celebrate our region


    The Virtual Performing Arts Festiival is a celebration of the rich music culture in the region of Waterloo.

    It brings together under one “virtual roof” recorded music performances primarily from the 2011 regular concert season of music ensembles in the performing arts community from the Waterloo region.

  • A “traditional” music festival involves ensembles performing at “brick and mortar” facilities. 

    Our "facility" is an on-line festival experience and through it you can stream on-demand concerts throughout the festival period.


thanks to the festival participants


Chestnut Hall Camerata
Wilfrid Laurier University Choirs and Orchestra
DaCapo Chamber Choir
University of Waterloo Choir and Chamber Choir
Grand Philharmonic Youth and Childrens Choir
Menno Singers
Nota Bene Period Orchestra
The Jazz Room, with Ted's Warren Commission

NUMUS and the Penderecki String Quartet, with Patricia O'Callaghan


This festival was made possible by a grant from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund
and the City of Kitchener.

Produced by Earl McCluskie, Chestnut Hall Music.

Special thanks to the Multicultural Cinema Club and Azam Fouk Aladeh.
Thanks also to Wilfrid Laurier University for financial support for the Monteverdi concert.


virtual performing arts festival

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Chestnut Hall Camerata

February 1, 2010

Chestnut Hall Camerata
Earl McCluskie

Hans Christian Andersen
A Mother’s Tale

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February 13, 2011

The Choirs and Orchestra of WLU
Dr Lee Willingham

Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine

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March 5, 2011

DaCapo Chamber Choir
Leonard Enns

Leonard Enns
Sunne of Grace


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March 26, 2011

Menno Singers
Peter Nikiforuk

Anton Bruckner
Christos Factus Est

Erik Contzius
Mah Ashiv Ladonai – Quid retribaum Domino

Viktor Kalinnikov
Cherubic Hymn No 1

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March 31, 2011

Erna Van Daele

Richard Wagner
Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
W. A. Mozart
Symphony No 41 in C,
K. 551, “Jupiter”

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April 2, 2011

University of Waterloo Choir and Chamber Choir
Leonard Enns, Gerard Yun


Antonio Vivaldi
Between the Storms
Gerard Yun

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April 16, 2011

Grand Philharmonic Youth and Children Choirs
Amanda Brunk, Andrea deBoer-Jones

Henry Purcell
Sound the Trumpet
Linda Steen Spevacek
Pass it Along

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Nota Bene Baroque

November 23, 2011

Nota Bene Baroque
Borys Medecky

Henry Purcell
Music from The Indian Queen, Z.630

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in G Major, Alla Rustica, RV 151

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Ted's Warren Commission at The Jazz Room

November 26, 2011

The Jazz Room
Ted’s Warren Commission

This concert was also streamed live in hi-definition (HD) video onto the Internet (at 720p, 3mbps, h.264 ), a first for the Waterloo region.

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NUMUS and the Penderecki String Quartet with Patricia O'Callaghan

January 28, 2012

Neu Berlin Ensemble
The chamber music of Kurt Weill and others

With the Penderecki String Quartet and Patricia O’Callaghan 

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