For the past 75 years, audiences have discovered the exhilaration of a shared musical experience and witnessed something uniquely beautiful unfold on stage as hundreds of musicians performed with passion and pride. With over 3,000 Concerts, 1,400 Guest Artists and Conductors and 9 Music Directors, the VS has become one of the premier orchestras in Canada. We’re just getting warmed up.
Celebrate this special anniversary, we’ve compiled historical information on the symphony. Please browse through the photos below and look back at the rich history of VS in the community.
Your Victoria Symphony
See the Victoria Symphony through the years from the first concert in 1939 to today!
In The Beginning
Stories from how the VS was formed during WWII, and how a decision by the Canadian Navy almost ended it!
75 Years of Extraordinary Music
Take a look at what VS program looked like 75 years ago, or even ten years ago.
Please click on the photo below to visit the gallery.