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!Music for St. Cecilia's Day - Saturday, November 22, 10 am - 6 pm, St. Mary's Church, Oak BayThis day-long workshop for choristers explores repertoire composed through the centuries in honour of the patron saint of musicians.$25 regular, $10 studentSing-along Handel's Messiah - Sunday, December 14, 2.30 pm, Shawnigan Lake School ChapelPeter Butterfield conducts VPC and you, the audience, in the baroque arrangement of Handel's greatest hit. With members of the Civic Orchestra of Victoria. Want to sing it again? Come to the Civic Orchestra's 16th Annual full orchestra Messiah Wednesday, December 17, 7 pm, at Alix Goolden Hall.$20 regular, $10 student (for Shawnigan tickets). Alix Goolden tickets from the Civic Orchestra of Victoria.Family Christmas Carol Sing-along Concert -Monday, Dec. 22, 7 pm, St.Mary's Church, Oak BayHow many children get to sing while supported by the beautiful four-part harmonies of an accomplished adult choir? Or "help" the maestro conduct? And for the adult music lovers, there are carols both traditional and modern.$20 regular, $10 student, children 12 & under freeBach St. John Passion - Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7.30 pm, First Metropolitan United ChurchOn 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. Soloists TBA.$30 regular, $15 studentSPECIAL EVENT - Verdi Requiem - Sunday, May 24, 2.30 pm, Farquhar Auditorium,University of VictoriaCalling 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 informationThe 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.Audience tickets $35 & $45 from the University of Victoria Box Office