Drew Henderson and Victoria Guitar Society









Online Masterclass Tuesday Aug. 17 3:30pm (PST)

Online Recital Saturday Aug. 21 7-9pm (PST)
(tickets available in summer)


presented by VGS
in conjunction with

VCM's Summer Intensive Program - Guitar
(registration now open!)

click on VCM banner for more info



Thank you for supporting the Victoria Guitar Society this last season.  It has been an interesting year, and we have tried our best to keep music alive. We have navigated through new technologies such as Live Stream and Zoom to bring you concerts and workshops, and we hope you have enjoyed them.

Our membership year renews on July 1st, 2021. Current annual membership fee remains $10 for individuals, and we have added a Family Membership option for $20.

If you purchased your membership after Jan 1, 2021, it will automatically extend to July 2022.  Of course, if you feel like renewing anyway, it will be appreciated.

For memberships purchased in 2020 the renewal fee will be due July 1st, 2021, and can be paid anytime through our website. If you are a teacher/performer with a current listing on our website, the listing will be automatically renewed upon payment (you don't need to provide information again unless something has changed)


Again, we thank you for your support and look forward to some wonderful music in the next year


The VGS Team


Look for a re-staging of "Forgotten Romantic" in the 2021/2022 season.  Thanks to all the musicians for the dedication and hard work they have put into the music. As we work around COVID restrictions, check back often for new learning and listening opportunities.




CONTEST ALERT: You could turn $1 into $20,000 this June!*

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is back! This June, every $1* donated to any charity on CanadaHelps is an automatic chance to WIN $20,000 for your favourite charity.




*Donations must be made via CanadaHelps.org. Minimum $3 donation required. Contest runs from June 1, 2021 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) to June 30, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). See full rules at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/givingchallenge-rules/


The Board of Directors is seeking one new Director to line up for September at the latest.  If you are volunteer minded, have some time and take an interest in non-profit musical adventures, please consider joining the ranks at the Director level.  Our Directors are  "working" volunteers with voting privilege who share the administration and footwork by dividing projects into tasks according to our skill levels and time availability. The following experience or training would be an asset:

Management, non-profit administration
Legal (contract, copyright)
Digital communications (website/email/video-audio editing)
Print/Radio/Social media (press releases, graphic design, advertising, blogging)
Community engagement and volunteer management
Education, teaching
Fundraising, membership development
Publications, communication, media

Finance, accounting

This self-nomination form is your first step, without obligation.


Congratulations to Dario Firmani, Adrian Chen and Morgan Sheeley for their recognition by adjudicator Adam Cicchillitti at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival.

Concert highlights of this online festival can be seen here:


Thanks to all the hardworking folks at GVPAF for getting the festival back up and running during the health restrictions.  Special thanks to Classical Guitar section head Marissa Kitson.

Congratulation to the VGS Community Guitar Ensemble that put together an adjudicated performance of Sonatine für drei Primgitarren by Rudolf Leberl, with the technical wizardry of Ensemble Director Natasha Pashchenko.

Reminder to all GVPAF (guitar) students:

Registrants in categories:  Junior, Intermediate, Senior (per the GVPAF Syllabus) may be eligible for reimbursement of their registration fees by VGS.  The deadline for submitting is our fiscal year end of June 30th, 2021

The form can be accessed here:

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