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Event Archive - Victoria Philharmonic Choir Family Christmas Carol Sing-along Concert: Peter Butterfield, conductor, Victoria Philharmonic Choir

Wed. December 21st 2016 @  St Mary the Virgin Church, 1701 Elgin Rd (All Ages)
7:00pm doors at 6:30pm
$20 regular / $10 for students and free for children 12 & under
Tickets at: Ivy’s Book Shop, Long & McQuade - Victoria, The Shieling, Munro’s Books, Tanner’s Books (Sidney)
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? Which local choir could do that, again and again? Not many, which is probably why VPC’s annual concert, conducted by Peter Butterfield, has become one of those seasonal touchstones for families looking for an event that satisfies all generations of music lovers, in a seriously 'all are welcome' environment.

This year’s concert includes joyous music by JS Bach accompanied by a chamber orchestra and – jumping to our day, contemporary music by Bob Chilcott, a “contemporary hero of British choral music”, and 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.

And while VPC’s concert tends to be a Rudolph-free zone, the young choristers of the future have their own featured spots on the program.
Seating is first-come, first-served, though the front few rows are reserved for families with small children.
Advance tickets are recommended.


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Victoria Philharmonic Choir (Renaissance to 21st century choral)

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. Highlights of recent seasons include Bach's B Minor mass... more info