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, Peter Butterfield and the Victoria Philharmonic Choir offer J.S. Bach's dramatic - even operatic - setting of the story of Christ's final days and crucifixion. The oldest of Bach's Passion settings, the St. John was composed for a Good Friday
Vespers service in 1724. Conductor Peter Butterfield, who has performed as both Evangelist and tenor soloist on a number of occasions, plans a semi-staged production that tosses out the usual 19th century-style formality and brings the audience closer to the dramatic heart of the story.
Benjamin Butterfield (Evangelist), Nathan McDonald, (Christus)
Jane Long (soprano), Sarah Fryer (mezzo-soprano), Josh Lovell (tenor), Nathaniel Watson (baritone),
Christi Meyers: Orchestra leader.
This performance is dedicated to the memory of Belsonia Bogatin Paul (1920-2014), a generous supporter of VPC and other performing arts and community organizations.
$30 adults $15 students
Tune into NORTHWEST FOCUS on Classical KING FM 98.1 from March 30 through April 2 to hear the St. John Passion performed in its entirety over four nights, one part each night around 9:00 pm. For schedule, click on link below:
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