The Victoria Philharmonic Choir is an auditioned, multi-generational ensemble of 70 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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Come and enjoy our 10th Anniversary Celebration Season!
Bach St. John Passion
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7.30 pm, First Metropolitan United Church
On the eve of Easter, JS Bach's oratorio tells the dramatic story of Christ's final days. It was written for Good Friday 1724 and we will be performing it almost exactly 290 years later. The St. John setting is the oldest of Bach's Passions, and has been described as more "expressive, immediate and unbridled" than the St. Matthew.
Benjamin Butterfield (Evangelist), Nathan McDonald, (Christus)
Jane Long (soprano), Sarah Fryer (mezzo-soprano), Josh Lovell (tenor), Nathaniel Watson (baritone)
$30 adults $15 students
SPECIAL EVENT - Verdi Requiem
Sunday, May 24, 2.30 pm, Farquhar Auditorium,
University of Victoria
Calling all choristers - you're invited to be one of 100 extra singers in this concert - a community event on a massive scale! Click here for more information
The 160 member chorus is accompanied by 55 members of the Civic Orchestra of Victoria and Victoria Chamber Orchestra, and international soloists Ingrid Attrot, Sarah Fryer, Andrew Greenwood and Richard Margison.
Make a donation "In Memoriam" of a friend or loved one and have a dedication in the Requiem program.
Please be sure to enter the person's name and confirmation that this is a memorial donation on the form.
Information and donation must be received by Sunday, May 17 to be included in the program.
The Victoria Philharmonic Choir gratefully acknowledges the support of the following:
Sandra Lackenbauer, through the Victoria Foundation
shawnigan lake school