The Victoria Symphony performs on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples and acknowledges with respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continues to this day. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create, and perform on this territory.
Revel in the Christmas spirit and find your joy with the Victoria Symphony’s musical December. Celebrate the holiday season, renew old traditions and enjoy new spins on holiday classics with something for everyone on your Christmas list!
December 11, 8:00 pm
December 12, 2:30 pm
Sean O’Loughlin, conductor
David Curry, tenor
Join Victoria Symphony as we ring in the holiday season. Acclaimed vocalist David Curry returns to Victoria to bring the holiday cheer and more. Featuring such favorites as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, and It’s a Wonderful Life, it really will be wonderful to celebrate this annual holiday tradition once more!
BACH TO MESSIAH
December 18, 8:00 pm
December 19, 2:30 pm
Farquhar at UVic
Ivars Taurins, conductor
Hélène Brunet, soprano / Meg Bragle, alto / Aaron Sheehan, tenor / Brett Polegato, baritone / Professional 16 person chorus
Handel and Bach join hands for a festive programme featuring selections from their most iconic works for the season. Join guest director Ivars Taurins from Tafelmusik, VS, and a wonderful cast of soloists for the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, and excerpts from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
A VIENNESE NEW YEAR
January 1, 2:30 pm
Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor
Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano / Owen McCausland, tenor / Ballet Victoria
Start the New Year off right with lively and nostalgic music of the family of Johann Strauss and his contemporaries. Lara Ciekiewicz and Owen McCausland join dancers from Ballet Victoria for this afternoon of music, dance and song.
As permitted by the Public Health Orders, we are seating these concerts at full capacity.