Collegium’s Humphreys String Quartet wins Festival awards

July 16th, 2019 | For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM News

Congratulations to Collegium’s Humphreys String Quartet! Earlier this year, Victoria Summer Music Festival’s artistic director Arthur Rowe approached the Victoria Performing Arts Festival to offer a VSMF award, giving a cash prize and a performance opportunity to the winners of the festival’s Chamber Music category. We’re delighted to tell you that the winner of the […]

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Alumni Interviews – Jonathan Crow

March 11th, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Student/Alumni News

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is thrilled to welcome the world-renowned New Orford String Quartet back to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on Thursday, April 4th, 2019. Consisting of the concertmasters of the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, MSO principal cellist, and Detroit Symphony principal violist, the New Orford String Quartet has seen astonishing success […]

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For the Love of Chamber Music

January 7th, 2019 | For the Love of Music, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, Wood Recital Hall

Up until the 19th century, music was categorized by where it was performed; whether it was on stage, or in a church or in private quarters (i.e.: Chamber music).* Originating in Europe in the 17th century, Chamber music concerts include small ensembles of solo instruments performed in an intimate setting for music aficionados. Historically, the […]

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ChoirKids: Helping Kids Thrive Through Song

November 9th, 2018 | Children's Music, For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers

Music empowers children by unlocking their creative potential. It allows them to explore their emotions and creative ideas to help them push past their limitations and barriers. An approach that is often not possible through other forms of instruction or intervention. The Victoria Conservatory of Music is doing just that – helping kids in local […]

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Honouring Eric Charman’s Generosity with a VCM Bursary Fund

July 17th, 2018 | For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

The incredible philanthropic work of Eric Charman has been recognized by the creation of a Bursary fund in his name at the VCM. CEO Jane Butler McGregor says the fund is a perfect way to honour “the undisputed chief rallying force for the arts in Victoria for the past 60 years.” A total of $350,000 […]

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Winning equation: Flowers + Music = Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour

May 2nd, 2018 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers

For a 36th year, the Victoria Conservatory of Music promotes springtime in Victoria with beautiful gardens — and the perfect musical accompaniment. Pretty posies, blossom-scented  air, the joys of gardening and music performed by VCM students, faculty, and guests are again at the heart of the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s fundraising Musical Garden Tour on […]

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Fifth Joy of Life Festival exults fiddling, singing — and dancing to the music!

May 2nd, 2018 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

May flowers arrive this year along with some extra special musical treats for a joyous spring, courtesy of the Joy of Life Festival brought to you by Daniel Lapp of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Now in year five, the two-concert, weekend-long festival May 4 and 5 features the music of Van Morrison, Neil Young, […]

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