The Victoria Philharmonic Choir is an auditioned, multi-generational ensemble of 80 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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Our 2016-2017 Season

Requiems by Fauré and Duruflé

 Saturday, November 12, 3 pm, First Metropolitan United Church

These Requiems are by French composers just over half a century apart in music history but together in their creation of quieter, more contemplative requiems than the large, dramatic settings by Mozart and Verdi. With organ, chamber orchestra and soloists.

 
Family Christmas Carol Singalong Concert 

 Wednesday, December 21, 7 pm, St. Mary`s Church Oak Bay

For those who love traditional Christmas music and a few surprises, in a family-friendly environment.

 
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Vespro della Beata Vergine)

 Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June 4, 8 pm, St. Andrew`s Catholic Cathedral

VPC presented the Victoria premiere of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers to the Blessed Virgin in 2013 to a full house. This time we offer two chances to hear this stunning
late Renaissance/early baroque masterpiece, again featuring period instruments and 7 soloists.