VGS Community Ensemble

VGS Ensemble is open for Members of Victoria Guitar Society by donation on a semester basis. 

Fall Semester 2021

VGS Ensemble is continued in person outdoors or indoors, always adhering to the BC Provincial Health Regulations.

We are welcoming new members for the Fall Semester! Our group is players of various ages and levels. You'll need to be able to read music and sit through a 2-hour rehearsal. We meet on Saturday afternoons and rehearse to perform a few times a year outdoors and at various venues in Victoria. We do a Christmas Carol program annually, in addition to learning diverse repertoire throughout the year. 

Rehearsals are usually held at St. Mary's Anglican Church on Elgin Rd in Oak Bay. Inquire and register by contacting Ensemble Director Natasha Pashchenko at victoriaguitarsociety[at]gmail.com or phone 250 884 9130.

Latest project

July 4th, 2021 at Irving Park in James Bay. Ensemble pieces included modern compositions by Calgary composer Duane R. Hendricks and Michael Jackson.   Solo and duet pieces included 20th century Andalusian favourites, Latin American dances, Renaissance pieces, "Classical Gas" and even own compositions..

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Term Recording Project

 

Our latest virtual project is a piece for guitar quartet by a wonderful composer R. Duane Hendricks from Calgary. Each part was recorded individually and then pieced together with the others in movie editing software. Congratulations to the composer and all the players!

COVID-19 Safety 2020-2021

Rehearsals at St. Mary's Anglican Church on Elgin Rd in Oak Bay. Physical distancing and sanitizing are in place.

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Our Performances

Upcoming: opening for The Forgotten Romantic, October 16th, 2021

PAST
July 4th, 2021 ~ Pop-up live concert in Irving Park

May 2020 ~ Virtual Ensemble Project: Rudolf Leberl's Neun Kleine Spielstücke

July 19th, 2020 ~ Pop-up live concert in Oaklands Park