Victoria Arts Guide
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CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble — celebrating 30th season
Founded in 1989 by director Michael Gormley*, CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble is dedicated to performance of the finest choral music. While the choir’s initial focus was on music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, its’ repertoire has expanded to include a variety of musical styles from the 15th century to the present.

CapriCCio excels in the performance of a capella music, but also collaborates with orchestras including the Victoria Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra and Pacific Baroque Orchestra.

Now in its 30th season, CapriCCio continues to captivate audiences with outstanding performances of choral music from Gabrieli to Esenvalds — folk songs to Bach’s Mass in B minor — all performed with CapriCCio’s signature style: virtuosic clarity with sensitive and spirited musicality.

Four wonderful concerts have been programmed for the 2018-19 season.

In Remembrance Nov. 11, 2018, 2 p.m.

Join CapriCCio in a beautiful Remembrance Day concert that includes Eric Whitacre’s ethereal ‘Sleep’, add Randall Thompson’s ‘Frostiana’, as well as traditional observances. ‘Twas NOT the night before’, Dec. 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

CapriCCio invites you to join us ‘around the hearth’ in a heart-warming Christmas special featuring Daniel Pinkham’s ‘Christmas Cantata’ and Jessye Norman’s ‘Christmastide’ (Jessye’s Carol). Music for choir and brass, a favourite tradition of Victoria audiences.

CapriCCio Classics: Michael’s Favourites Feb. 23, 2019 7:30 p.m.

All-time favourites of director Michael Gormley as well as some CapriCCio classics. CapriCCio fans — you won’t want to miss this one. Come for the great reveal…

Bach and Mendelssohn Jun. 1, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Mendelssohn was greatly influenced by the glorious music of Bach. Experience both composers in this final concert of the season. Double choir motets with instrumentalists.

All concerts at Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra at Rockland. Tickets are available online at, from choir members, at the door and three weeks prior to each concert at Ivy’s Bookshop, Christ Church Cathedral office, Munro’s Books, and Long and McQuade.

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