The Victoria Philharmonic Choir is an auditioned, multi-generational ensemble of 80 voices, directed by Peter Butterfield. Mr. Butterfield’s skill in vocal training and his joyful and exacting leadership style continue to shape VPC into a choir that is at home in a wide-ranging repertoire, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century.
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Our 2016-2017 Season
Requiems by Fauré and Duruflé
Saturday, November 12, 3 pm, First Metropolitan United Church
These Requiems are by French composers just over half a century apart in music history but together in their creation of quieter, more contemplative requiems than the large, dramatic settings by Mozart and Verdi. With organ, chamber orchestra and soloists.
Family Christmas Carol Singalong Concert
Wednesday, December 21, 7 pm, St. Mary`s Church Oak Bay
For those who love traditional Christmas music and a few surprises, in a family-friendly environment.
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Vespro della Beata Vergine)
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June 4, 8 pm, St. Andrew`s Catholic Cathedral
VPC presented the Victoria premiere of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers to the Blessed Virgin in 2013 to a full house. This time we offer two chances to hear this stunning
late Renaissance/early baroque masterpiece, again featuring period instruments and 7 soloists.