Choral Music by Georgina Nicoll

Georgina Nicoll
Georgina Nicoll was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in 1987. She went to school in Courtenay B.C., graduating in 2004 with the Governor General's Bronze Medallion for academic achievement. She completed her Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 9 Piano in 2003, and in that year began teaching piano, and playing as a choir accompanist. For two years she sang with the Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble, which debuted her choral arrangement of Wings of a Swan in a concert in the spring of 2004 in Courtenay.

Between 2000 and 2007, Georgina performed and recorded with The Island Girls - a group of five young women playing Celtic, French-Canadian and original music. Her compositions and arrangements are included on three Island Girls' CDs, and have been performed by the band at festivals including the Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay, Le Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg, the Warwick Folk Festival in England, the Dranouter Festival in Belgium, and Festival des Cultures du Monde in France.

Georgina enjoys traveling and studying abroad; after highschool she studied in France for a year, and in 2008 completed a year of studies in Ecuador. Georgina completed an honours degree in International Studies and Modern Languages at the University of Ottawa in 2009, and a Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Victoria in 2012. She enjoys composing music and singing in community choirs; she currently sings with the Victoria Philharmonic Choir under the direction of Peter Butterfield.

Days Gone By *** New in 2012 ***

  • Composer: Georgina Nicoll
  • SSA Choir, Piano and Flute
  • Commissioned in 2012 by the Campbell River Children’s Choir, directed by Barbara Prowse.
  • Performance time: four minutes
  • A young person sings goodbye to a dear friend who is moving far away:
        Know we're thinking of you, as we sit by the fire,
        talking 'bout the times in days gone by.

    - originally recorded in 2004 on the Island Girls CD Caught in the Moment.
  • View sample pages.

Wings of a Swan

  • Composer: Georgina Nicoll
  • SATB Choir and Piano
  • Performance time: four minutes
  • A beautiful, lyrical song: Should a swan give me his wings, and let me fly forever...
    - originally recorded in 2004 on the Island Girls CD Caught in the Moment.
  • View samples: Title Page, Pages 1 and 7

Dance On

  • Composer: Georgina Nicoll
  • SATB Choir and Piano
  • Performance time: just over two minutes
  • A cheerful, welcoming song: Rise up on your feet, we are all friends here. Lets dance till...
    - originally recorded on the Island Girls CD Traces.
  • View sample: Page 4,

Canadian Soldier

  • Lyrics and melody by Bruce Gardiner
  • Arranged by Georgina Nicoll, as commissioned by the Comox Valley Shool District
  • Available in two keys: Bb minor and D minor.
  • SA and SATB arrangements available, for Choir and Piano
  • Suitable for Remembrance Day performance, by children's or adult choir.

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