About the Festival

The Pacific Baroque Festival focuses on the period performance of baroque music.  It is located in Victoria, BC, Canada, and is presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Inspired by the Festival’s Artistic Director, Marc Destrubé, the Festival has grown to five events in which the audience can appreciate a range of music based on the Festival’s theme:

2016: “How good and pleasant its is” – German composers before Bach

2015: The Justly Celebrated Mr. Handel

2014: J.S. Bach: ‘For Music-Lovers, To Refresh their Spirits

2013: Welcome to All the Pleasures: The Music of Henry Purcell

2012: Music for the Sun King

2011 – The Austrian Court. Videos, Photos and Reviews

2010  – Bach, Buxtehude & Telemann. Videos, Photos and Reviews

2009 – Handel in London. Videos, Photos and Reviews

2008 – Vivaldi’s Venice – Music and Photos

2007: Masters of the English Baroque: Handel, Purcell, Avison, Geminiani, Corbett and others

2006: Bach, Boccherini & Beyond

2005: An Evening of Pacific Baroque

The Festival’s core ensemble is the Pacific Baroque Festival Ensemble.  The Festival features both international as well as local musicians and provides a platform for young musicians studying in Victoria to perform with these professional musicians.  The Victoria Children’s Choir, under the direction of Madeleine Humer, also performs at least one major work giving these young voices exposure to the period performance of baroque music.

The Festival is dedicated to:
– providing excellence in period performance
– to exposing expanding Victoria audiences to period performance of baroque music
– to attracting visitors to visit Victoria and the Pacific Baroque Festival in the month of February.

The Pacific Baroque Festival is grateful for the tremendous support it has received from sponsors, donors, musicians and its audience.

The Pacific Baroque Festival is managed by Brian Groos 250 592 0590; Email)