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.
SPECIAL EVENT - Verdi Requiem
July 6-10, St. Mary's Church, Oak Bay
Take a summer trip into the Italian baroque in this 5-day choral workshop
led by VPC Music Director Peter Butterfield, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Fryer
as guest clinician.
Workshop repertoire is Vivaldi's Gloria, as well as some music of Monteverdi and Mozart, and will include coaching in vocal technique and baroque performance, as well as a chance for interested singers to learn and perform a solo, in a safe and supportive environment.
A small orchestra accompanies the final rehearsals and the Friday evening concert (entry by donation), which will be followed by a reception.
There are two options for participation:
-full program 2.30 pm - 9.30 pm $200
-evening program 7:30-9:30 pm $150
Fees MUST be paid at or before the first rehearsal on July 6, by cheque to
Victoria Philharmonic Choir (please write SummerVoices 2015 on the memo line)
Click here to register
Sufficient registrations must be received by June 6 for the program to go
The Victoria Philharmonic Choir gratefully acknowledges the support of the following:
Sandra Lackenbauer, through the Victoria Foundation