VCM Adult Recital Group

Open to all adult VCM music students playing any instrument (including voice) and with any level of ability.  No audience other than participants is allowed.

2022-23 Schedule

Regular Sessions
Wood Hall,  Sundays, 1:00-3:00pm
October 2, November 6, January 8, February 5,  March 5,  April 16 and May 14th

Long Repertoire Sessions (Over 5 minutes each)
Wood Hall, Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
October 18, November 22, January 24, February 21, March 21, May 2, May 30

Registration Deadline: the previous Wednesday.

Students register online. Follow this link:
Registration must include repertoire title, composer, and on-stage time (run-time and time for remarks, bow etc.)

There is no fee for this group – it is part of the VCM Advantage.


Adult Recital Group Guidelines

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.

1. The participants wish to perform in a friendly, supportive, non-threatening venue.
2. The group will meet once a month in October, November, and January to May: regular sessions on Sundays from 1:00-3:00pm; long repertoire sessions on Tuesdays from 10:00-Noon.
3. Participants need to register online by the Wednesday before the event. Micki Stirling, Animateur sends out the link.
4. A participant will host the group at each event. This group is self-run. All participants are expected to share in volunteer duties.
5. For the social time following the performances at the regular sessions, each participant can bring snacks and 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. Please be Covid aware, and wear masks and socially distance as is comfortable with all the members present.
6. In the interests of those who have yet to become completely comfortable with public performance, and to limit numbers for Covid exposure, friends, family members or teachers of our group members are not invited to the performances.
7. 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.
8. Participants must be ‘performers’, but no one is required to perform at every recital.. 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.
9. 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.
10. Participants are expected to have their instruments tuned-up and be ready to perform at their turn.
11. 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.
12. Members wanting more time must register for the long repertoire sessions.
13. 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.
14. There is no charge for these sessions – they are part of the ‘VCM Advantage’.

For further information, please contact Micki Stirling.