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.
Photo: Darin Steinkey/Aldridge Street Print & Media
Family Christmas Carol Sing-along
Wednesday, December 21, 7 pm (doors open 6.30)
St Mary the Virgin Church, Elgin Rd, Oak Bay
A community sing-along of traditional carols, with risers filled with toddlers to grandparents, backed up by sophisticated four-part harmony and a small dose of serious choral repertoire, all in one Christmas Concert! This year’s concert includes joyous music by JS Bach accompanied by a chamber orchestra and – jumping to our day – music by Bob Chilcott, a “contemporary hero of British choral music”, as well as by the familiar-to-many John Rutter. The audience participation songs are classics of Christmas repertoire, with soaring harmonies and descants provided by the 80 voice choir and visiting Vancouver organist, Michael Molnar.
Seating is first-come, first-served, though the front few rows are reserved for families with small children.
Tickets $20 regular / $10 student / Free for children 12 & under.
are available 4-5 weeks before each concert from Ivy’s Bookshop, Tanner’s Books, Munro’s Books, The Shieling, Long & McQuade and online through Eventbrite.
Click on the Canada Helps link below to donate.
Visit our page at the Victoria Foundation’s Community Knowledge Centre