The Victoria Philharmonic Choir (VPC) is an 80-voice auditioned choir based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Conducted by Music Director Peter Butterfield, we perform a wide range of a cappella and accompanied music in collaboration with established soloists, emerging talents and professional musicians from across Canada and beyond.

It is a pleasure to sing with our Music Director Peter Butterfield because of his choice of repertoire, his sense of humour, his musicality, his expectation that we can always do better and his ability to bring the choir up to a high standard of performance.
— Bass Chorister
Thank you for an excellent performance of St. Matthew’s Passion last night. Thanks be to Peter Butterfield for a superlative job in approximating the heavenly host in a way that all listerners could truly understand. The principals were lovely and affecting, and the orchestra played with elan. An inspiring and enchanting evening!
— David B. Audience Member, April 21, 2019
When you achieve oneness with a composer, even for a few bars, everything disappears. Everything: the individual, the conductor, the music itself. It can all disappear in a flash of perfection.
— Peter Butterfield


To watch an excerpt of the choir’s March 2011 concert, either click here or on the image.

Or, to see more highlights from the choir’s archives, click here or listen to samples of the choir in performance.


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Church photo by Mike Zastre. Other photos on this page courtesy Frank Lee, Aldridge Street Print & Media, and the Times Colonist.