Scott Tennant and Victoria Guitar Society
Drew Henderson and Victoria Guitar Society


VGS has recently upgraded its "purpose" as a BC registered non-profit society and registered with Revenue Canada as a charity. 

To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by:
- providing high-quality public performances of classical guitar
- making classical guitar accessible to the public through the delivery of outreach programs
- providing musical development through workshops, master classes, and public music events, and
- undertaking activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above-mentioned charitable purpose


Saturday March 27th 3pm (PST)
via ZOOM



Scott Tennant is a founding member of the the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the GRAMMY-winning ensemble composed entirely of alumni of the USC Thornton School of Music, and is himself considered to be one of the world’s top classical guitarists.


Registration form for performers and auditors is available here. more









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!)



This year's adjudicator for the Classical Guitar section is Adam Cicchillitti. Adam will also perform at the end of the Festival.




VGS is excited to continue our support of the GVPAF - Classical Guitar Section - through registration, adjudication and awards. this year's registrants in categories:  Junior, Intermediate, Senior players (per the GVPAF Syllabus) may be eligible for reimbursement of their registration fees.  (a maximum of 15 reimbursements, on a first come first serve basis, from participants in the Greater Victoria area) The form can be submitted any time after registration is paid and can be accessed here: GVPAF REIMBURSEMENT.  Approved reimbursements will be processed after adjudications are completed in April.

For more info on the festival and guitar here

classical guitarist Adam Cicchillitti


On January 23rd, the Victoria Guitar Society held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) via ZOOM.  Thanks to all those who attended.

We would like to welcome Mr. Brendan Meagher to the Board of Directors.  This is Brendan's first term on the board and he brings a background in accounting/finance with a CPA designation and an MBA in finance.  He has also been sharing his musical skills on the classical guitar as a member of the VGS Community Guitar Ensemble for several years.

Continuing Directors include Dr. Alexander Dunn, Marissa Kitson, Margaret Horsford and James AustinNatasha Pashchenko continues on staff as the Guitar Ensemble Music Director and also helps with all our new outreach and education initiatives.

The Society is looking forward to keeping students, performers, audience and teachers learning, listening and connecting in 2021, so keep checking back here for the most up-to-date activities.

Thanks to all who came out to St. Mary's Anglican Church to listen to a great selection of music from various eras and composers.  Also thanks to those who watched our first ever live stream event.  Here are some samples from the evening.

Adrian Chen plays Heitor Villa-Lobos

Doug Hensley plays Carulli

Simon Farintosh plays Thelonious Monk

Misha Smirnov plays Vivaldi




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Look for a re-staging of "Forgotten Romantic" in 2021.  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.

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1135 Oxford Street, Victoria, BC,

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Phone: (250) 589-9755


is a BC registered non-profit society and a Canadian registered charity whose mission is to provide high quality public performances and increase the musical development and accessibility of the classical guitar.

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