Victoria Baroque Players

Registered Name: Victoria Baroque Music Society

Business Number: 840804041RR0001

The Victoria-based period-instrument ensemble was formed with the mission of bringing high-quality performances of Baroque music to the Vancouver Island audience, using the abundance of local skill and talent. The musicians are all from Victoria and nearby areas, and are well-established figures on the West-Coast music scene. Its individual members regularly perform with groups such as as the Pacific and Portland Baroque Orchestras, and the Victoria, Vancouver, and Vandcouver Island Symphonies. The group's wind players-- flutist Soile Stratkauskas, bassoonist Katrina Russell, and natural horn player Andrew Clark--have years of experience working with many world-class period instrument ensembles in England and Europe, such as the English Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
Since its formation in April 2011, the Victoria Baroque Players has become an established part of the Victoria's music scene and has gained an enthusiastic audience base. The ensemble has played five full seasons at the Church of St John the Divine, Victoria, as well as performed in the Early Music Society of the Islands and Early Music Vancouver series, Victoria Conservatory of Music's Oratorio Programme Concerts, Eine Kleine Summer Music Series, Nanaimo Chamber Music Festival, and the Victoria Children's Choir's Classical Christmas Concert. Their first CD, "Virtuosi of the Baroque" was nominated for a West Coast Music award in 2015. The Victoria Baroque Players is now in its sixth season, more info:

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