Outstanding Planter Contest – Winner!

Outstanding Planter Contest - Winner!
May 26th, 2017 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

Voters had a big decision to make and the votes were close, but in the end the Most Outstanding Planter Contest winner rolled to a clear victory. Congratulations to Thrifty Foods at Royal Oak, whose ingenious shopping cart planter swept the competition, and helped raise $1,200 for the VCM during this year’s Mother’s Day Musical […]

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TRENT FREEMAN

TRENT FREEMAN
May 2nd, 2017 | VCM News

TRENT FREEMAN – Joy of Fiddle Trent Freeman is an innovative musician whose unique blend of groove, in-depth harmony, captivating melodies and personal writing style set him apart from many others. He has won national awards with his groups The Fretless, experimental electronic duo Speaker Face, and with his solo record Rock Paper Scissors. Rooted […]

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Greater Victoria Performing Arts Fiddle Winners

Greater Victoria Performing Arts Fiddle Winners
May 1st, 2017 | VCM News

Greater Victoria Performing Arts 2017 – Fiddle Winners Congratulations to various VCM BC Fiddle Orchestra, Folkestra and Danceband Members! Junior Award (10 & under): Jonathan Gower (Danceband) Intermediate Award (14 & under): Cohan Lyne (Danceband) Leonard Sexsmith Trophy & Award: Lucy McClung (BCFO) Frankie Rodgers Trophy & Award: Noa Paster Twin Fiddle: Eamonn Osborne & […]

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Music Lessons Keep You Sharp

Music Lessons Keep You Sharp
April 26th, 2017 | For the Love of Music

Those childhood music lessons could pay off decades later, even for those who no longer play an instrument, by keeping the mind sharper as people age, according to a preliminary study published by the American Psychological Association. The study recruited 70 healthy adults age 60 to 83 who were divided into groups based on their […]

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George Essihos remembered as piano mentor

George Essihos remembered as piano mentor
April 4th, 2017 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Jazz pianist and teacher George Essihos.   Photograph By Submitted George Essihos blazed a singular path through the Victoria jazz community during nearly 60 years of maverick teaching and performance, which earned the celebrated pianist a reputation as one of the best in the business on both fronts. Essihos died Wednesday at Victoria General Hospital, from […]

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Pacific Baroque Festival – IN STILE CONCERTATO

Pacific Baroque Festival - IN STILE CONCERTATO
February 7th, 2017 | VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

IN STILE CONCERTATO Posted on February 5, 2017 John Walthausen  – organ Thursday, 16 February 8pm Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra at Rockland There is a remarkable musical gem in Victoria, the Wolff organ in Christ Church Cathedral.  Lovingly crafted to provide a rich baroque sound, the organ is only matched by the space for its […]

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