VCM Adult Recital Group

Open to all adult VCM music students playing any instrument and with any level of ability. No audience other than participants allowed. All sessions take place in Wood Hall.

2019-20 Schedule

Regular Sessions Sundays 3:00 – 5:00pmLong Repertoire Sessions  Mondays  10:00am – 12:00 noon
September 29October 21
November 3November 18
December 1January 20
January 5February 24
February 2March 16
March 1April 20
April 5May 25
May 3
June 7



Our members represent an informal group of adult VCM music students playing any instrument and with any level of ability. Non-VCM people will not be included.

  • The participants wish to perform in a friendly, supportive, non-threatening venue.
  • The group will meet once a month in October, November, and January to May: regular sessions on Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm; long repertoire sessions on Mondays from 10:00-Noon.
  • Participants need to register by the Wednesday before the event with Micki Stirling, Animateur.
  • A participant will host the group at each event. This group is self-run. All participants are expected to share in volunteer duties.
  • For the social time following the performances at the regular sessions, each participant will bring a ‘goodie’ to share, a thermos of beverage for themselves and ensure that the room is left clean and tidy after the social. Currently, the long repertoire sessions are no host and no refreshments.
  • In the interests of those who have yet to become completely comfortable with public performance, friends, family members or teachers of our group members are not invited to the performances.
  • Collaborative or supportive people are allowed: accompanists, ensemble members, group directors, support people for handicapped performers, etc. All non-VCM guests/performers will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Animateur.
  • Participants must be ‘performers’, but no one is required to perform at every recital, just bring a ‘goodie’. New members may watch once before performing the next month. After that, members perform only when they feel ready to do so and at their own discretion. Active or watching, participants need to register.
  • Participants are encouraged to try out works in progress; performances do not need to be ‘polished’ if the performer is eager to give a work a first airing. Pieces may be played more than once, if time allows.
  • Participants are expected to have their instruments tuned-up and be ready to perform at their turn.
  • Regular sessions allow for a maximum of 6 minutes stage time per performer. Participants are expected to stick to the total on-stage time they stated when they registered.
  • Members wanting more time must register for the long repertoire sessions.
  • It is hoped that accompanists, when required, will be found within the group. This is not mandatory: just encouraged. Scheduling is done to allow professionals to leave as early as possible after performing.
  • There is no charge for these sessions – they are part of the ‘Conservatory Advantage’.

Register by sending name, phone number, instrument, repertoire title, composer and run-time to
Micki Stirling
phone 250.386.5311 ext. 3360