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
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)