About

Victoria Baroque

est. 2011
Now in its Tenth Season, the Victoria Baroque present high-quality, high-energy, and engaging performances of music from the baroque and classical periods. Playing on the instruments of the 18th century, the historically-informed ensemble brings audiences closer to the sound world of the period, embracing the dance-driven rhythmic vitality, as well as the lyrical and conversational aspect of the baroque music. The core members are Vancouver Island residents and early music specialists with extensive performance experience in Canada and abroad.
The home of the Victoria Baroque's Series is the beautiful church of St John the Divine in downtown Victoria. Victoria Baroque has also performed as guest artists for the series of the Early Music Vancouver, Early Music Society of the Islands, Cowichan Symphony Society, Artspring, and Denman Island Concerts. VB's collaborations with the local choir St John’s Chamber Singers have brought about highly memorable performances, including a significant and acclaimed presentation of Bach’s legendary St John Passion.
Victoria Baroque's début CD Virtuosi of the Baroque, on Marquis Classics, was released in November 2014, and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award.

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Past Events

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31
Mar
20:40
Victoria Baroque
The Passion-tide and Easter parts of Handel's beloved Messiah performed in a fre...
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09
Mar
20:30
Victoria Baroque
Victoria Baroque’s celebrates its 10th anniversary with a dazzling selection o...
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17
Dec
2020
20:30
Victoria Baroque
A Baroque Christmas Celebration featuring the first part of Handel’s Messiah a...
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21
Nov
2020
15:00 16:00
Victoria Baroque, with Isaiah Bell, tenor
Acclaimed Canadian tenor Isaiah Bell joins the Victoria Baroque for a banquet of...
St. John The Divine
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20
Nov
2020
19:30 20:30
Victoria Baroque, with Isaiah Bell, tenor
Acclaimed Canadian tenor Isaiah Bell joins the Victoria Baroque for a banquet of...
St. John The Divine
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07
Nov
2020
15:00 16:00
Victoria Baroque
Profound sacred motets in this season of reflection and remembrance performed by...
St. John The Divine
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06
Nov
2020
19:30 20:30
Victoria Baroque
Profound sacred motets in this season of reflection and remembrance performed by...
St. John The Divine
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17
Oct
2020
15:00 16:00
Victoria Baroque
Victoria Baroque commences its 10th anniversary season with some of the finest c...
St. John The Divine
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17
Oct
2020
18:00 19:00
Victoria Baroque
Victoria Baroque commences its 10th anniversary season with some of the finest c...
St. John The Divine
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21
Mar
2020
19:30 21:30
Victoria Baroque, St. John's Chamber Singers
An intimate evening transporting listeners to the sacred spaces of the Baroque E...
$5-$30
St. John The Divine
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10
Jan
2020
19:30
Victoria Baroque, Kati Debretzeni
A Tour-de-Force through the transformations of Nature, led by the dynamic violin...
$5-$30
St. John The Divine
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24
Nov
2019
19:30 21:00
Victoria Baroque, St. John's Chamber Singers
Magnificent baroque works for soloists, choir, and orchestra. Bach’s Cantata B...
$5-$30
St. John The Divine
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27
Sep
2019
16:00 16:00
Victoria Baroque
Grand Orchestral Suites led by Jeanne Lamon, violin The legendary violinist ...
$5-$30
St. John The Divine
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17
May
2019
19:30 21:15
Victoria Baroque
Victoria Baroque concludes its eighth season with a celebration of chamber works...
$5-$28
St. John The Divine
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07
Apr
2019
19:30 21:30
Victoria Baroque, St John's Chamber Singers
Victoria Baroque with St John's Chamber Singers A selection of transcendent sac...
$5-$28
St. John The Divine
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16
Mar
2019
22:00
UVic Voice Ensemble, Larry Beckwith (music director/violin), Victoria Baroque, ...
The UVic Voice Ensemble present a staged concept of Handel's beautiful pastoral ...
$10-$20
Christ Church Cathedral
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11
Jan
2019
19:30
Victoria Baroque
Victoria Baroque with Steven Devine, harpsichord/director Kate Semmens, sopra...
$5-$28
St. John The Divine
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02
Nov
2018
19:30
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Soile Stratkauskas, baroque flute 
Christopher Bagan, harpsichord An intim...
$5-$28
St. John The Divine
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14
Sep
2018
19:30
Victoria Baroque
Victoria Baroque opens its eighth season with Bach’s dazzling Double Violin Co...
$5-$28
St. John The Divine
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28
Mar
2018
19:30
Victoria Baroque, St. John's Passion Singers
J. S. Bach: Cantata for Palm Sunday "Himmelskönig sei willkommen" BWV 182 Solo...
$5-$28
St. John The Divine

Artist Videos

Grand Concerti Grossi
Posted: Mar. 9, 2021
Filmed: Mar. 9, 2021
Vital People: Victoria Baroque
Posted: Oct. 1, 2020
Filmed: Jan. 9, 2020
EMV 2013 - Victoria Baroque Players in rehearsal 2
Posted: Oct. 3, 2018
Filmed: Jan. 10, 2013

Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Christi Meyersviolin2011-present
Paul Luchkowviolin / viola2011-present
Mieka Michauxviolin / viola2011-present
Soile Stratkauskasflute2011-present
Katrina Russellbassoon2011-present
David Stratkauskaschamber organ / director of the St John’s Chamber Singers2011-present
Elyssa Lefurgey-Smithviolin2016-present
Kathryn Wiebeviolin2016-present
Tyson Doknjasviolin2016-present
Chloe Kimviolin2016-present
Jeanne Lamonviolin2019-present
Christina Mahlercello2019-present

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