Victoria Philharmonic Choir


Peter Butterfield, Music Director


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.

The Requiem was lovely and haunting, but my favourites were the last two movements of Lux Aeterna when the voices of the singers were let loose and the joy they shared was palpable. A wonderful experience!
— Audience Member, Nov 17, 2018
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
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.


We are grateful for the generosity of:


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