Victoria Philharmonic Choir

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The Victoria Philharmonic Choir is a 60-voice auditioned choir based in Victoria, British Columbia. Conducted since 2009, by artistic director Peter Butterfield, the choir performs a wide range of a cappella and accompanied music, and collaborates with or performs with community and professional vocal soloists and musicians, including the Victoria Symphony.


The Victoria Philharmonic Choir (VPC) was created June 2005, as a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to arts and cultural innovation through the performance of high quality symphonic choral music, and partnering with other arts, culture and tourism organizations. It is committed to creating and nurturing a new standard of excellence in musical performance in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Founding artistic director Simon Capet led the choir until April 2009, when current director Peter Butterfield was appointed.

Vision and Mission[edit]

The Vision of the Victoria Philharmonic Choir Society (VPCS) is:

  • To provide Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island, and further afield when appropriate, with live performances of choral music of the highest professional standard;
  • To support the choral needs of Victoria's and Vancouver Island's musical community;
  • To mount its own independent choral productions; and
  • To develop and educate future generations of choral singers and choral audiences.

The Mission of the VPCS is:

  • To draw together, as the Victoria Philharmonic Choir, serious amateur singers who are willing and eager to continually develop their vocal talent, through commitment to the highest standards of choral excellence;
  • To create fulfilling concert seasons and summer festivals;
  • To arrange educational programs, workshops and seminars on both vocal technique and choral music; and
  • To cooperate with other arts organizations towards mutually beneficial ends.

Current Season and Our History[edit]