The Victoria Symphony performs on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples and acknowledges with respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continues to this day. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create, and perform on this territory.
The worldwide popularity of Sea Shanties shows no sign of slowing down! A phenomenon on Tik Tok and other social media sites, Sea shanties are work songs that were created by 19th century sailors aboard merchant ships, usually sung in accompaniment of hard labour such as hoisting the sails or raising the anchor. Flash forward to 2012, when La Nef worked with the video game company Ubisoft to create the wildly popular soundtracks to the video games Assassin’s Creed III, Black Flag and Rogue. Since that time, La Nef has been touring and recording these songs of travel, adventure, and missing loved ones who are far away.