2019-2020 Season

celebrate Classical and Romantic eras

From dramatic compositions by Mozart and Haydn to a delightfully operatic mass by Rossini, the Victoria Philharmonic Choir’s 2019-20 season, under the direction of Peter Butterfield, promises to captivate audiences. An evening of Mozart in October features the composer’s “Mass in C Minor”, a thrilling sacred work combining dazzling coloratura passages and elaborate choral fugues, while his “Solemn Vespers” is known for the exquisite “Laudate Dominum” movement with soprano soloist. December sees the annual Family Christmas Carol Sing-along Concert, where youngsters have the chance to sing up front and even try their hand at conducting. In March, the choir will perform Haydn’s masterpiece “The Creation”, before wrapping up the season in June with Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle”, an arrangement for choir, two pianos and a harmonium.



Mozart: Mass in C Minor & Solemn Vespers

The VPC is grateful for the generous support of the CRD and Thrifty Foods

The VPC is grateful for the generous support of the CRD and Thrifty Foods

Saturday 7.30 pm October 26, 2019

The Farquhar at UVic 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8W

$39.50 reg / $13.50 student (gst incl.) / free for child under 13

Available from September 9 at UVic Ticket Centre

uvic.ca/farquhar 250.721.8480

Annual Christmas Carol Sing-a-long

Annual Christmas

Carol Sing-a-long

Friday 7:00pm Decemeber 20th 2019

St Mary the Virgin Church

Music Director Peter Butterfield

Friday 7.00 pm December 20, 2019

St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Rd, Victoria, BC

Ticket price and venues (TBD)

Haydn - The Creation

Haydn - The Creation

7:30pm Saturday March 14th

First Metropolitan Church

music Director Peter Butterfield

Saturday 7.30 March 14, 2020

First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd Victoria, BC

Ticket price and venues (TBD)

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle


Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle

7:30pm Saturday, June 6th

Saturday 7.30 June 6th, 2020

St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Rd, Victoria, BC

Ticket price and venues (TBD)



SummerVoices Adult Choral Workshop

Dates TBD Summer 2020, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Oak Bay

Music Director: Peter Butterfield

Vocal Coaches: TBD


In Summer 2020 VPC’s SummerVoices will offer a full program option (2.30 – 9.30) and evening only (7 pm – 9.30)  REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN

Participants have the opportunity for individual voice coaching with noted teachers/professional soloists and to try out for solo/small group opportunities.

SummerVoices ends with an informal performance, with orchestra, with entry by donation, and a reception for participants.

Please read the SummerVoices info page carefully when it is available – early registration is strongly recommended!  


Comments from VPC’s November 2018 performance of Rutter Requiem and the Lauridsen Lux Aeterna:

What a wonderful concert! I will become a regular at your choir’s performances.
— Audience Member
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
Thank you for the wonderful treat! You performed difficult music with considerable
panache and great feeling.
— Audience Member
It was a wonderful concert to perform. When we feel prepared to the point that we can look up from the book and really ‘be’ with Peter in the music, and follow him wherever he decides to go, it’s the best feeling in the world. Requiems are often a bit personal, since many of us are remembering someone we lost. The orchestra was wonderful, from harp to horns and this concert was downright magical in places, with many audience members listening with closed eyes, seemingly quite transfixed!
— Choir Manager and Alto Chorister Sherry Lepage