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Celebrate 2020 with period music at cathedral

Celebrate 2020 with period music at cathedral

Christ Church presents its annual Old Music for the New Year concert Jan. 1

  • Dec 28, 2019
Celebrate 2020 with period music at cathedral
Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin has taken on various special projects in his time with the orchestra. On Jan. 25-26 at the Royal Theatre, he’ll guide the Symphony in Shaken, Not Stirred, a musical adventure featuring themes from James Bond and other spy films. Photo by Kevin Light

The Best of Bond, courtesy of the Victoria Symphony

VS Pops Series continues with Shaken, Not Stirred, featuring music from legendary spy films

Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin has taken on various special projects in his time with the orchestra. On Jan. 25-26 at the Royal Theatre, he’ll guide the Symphony in Shaken, Not Stirred, a musical adventure featuring themes from James Bond and other spy films. Photo by Kevin Light
Montreal singer-songwriter and Juno nominee Patrick Watson and his band bring their eclectic musical style and new material from their album, Wave, to Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse on Jan. 15. Photo by Ilenia Tesoro

Patrick Watson’s Wave ready to wash over Victoria audience

Former Polaris Music Prize winners from Montreal promoting new album on international tour

  • Dec 23, 2019
Montreal singer-songwriter and Juno nominee Patrick Watson and his band bring their eclectic musical style and new material from their album, Wave, to Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse on Jan. 15. Photo by Ilenia Tesoro
The Legends of Motown, featuring tribute entertainers representing a wide range of musical stars, comes to Victoria’s Royal Theatre for a Jan. 17 show. Facebook

Motown magic coming to the Royal Theatre

Jan. 17 show features tribute acts representing the Four Tops, Temptations, Supremes and more

  • Dec 21, 2019
The Legends of Motown, featuring tribute entertainers representing a wide range of musical stars, comes to Victoria’s Royal Theatre for a Jan. 17 show. Facebook
A choir like no other: and you’re in it!

A choir like no other: and you’re in it!

The Canadians behind Choir! Choir! Choir! bring singalong party to Victoria on Jan. 19

A choir like no other: and you’re in it!
Drag queens rule at the Royal in January

Drag queens rule at the Royal in January

RuPaul’s Drag Race talents lead lineups for upcoming shows, Jan. 10 and 23

  • Dec 20, 2019
Drag queens rule at the Royal in January
Christmas is the season of music at Christ Church Cathedral

Christmas is the season of music at Christ Church Cathedral

Baroque music makes a triumphant return to Victoria’s Anglican cathedral

  • Dec 16, 2019
Christmas is the season of music at Christ Church Cathedral
Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story

Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, sure to be some kind of wonderful in Victoria

  • Dec 15, 2019
Get ready to see the beauty in Carole King’s music and story
Winnie Cooper (left), Bonnie Dennis, Brad Hawkes, Duncan Sutherland, Candy Little, and John Cornes will be playing at Highlands Music Coffee House on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Highlands Coffee House)
Winnie Cooper (left), Bonnie Dennis, Brad Hawkes, Duncan Sutherland, Candy Little, and John Cornes will be playing at Highlands Music Coffee House on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Highlands Coffee House)
Half Moon Run, three members of which hail from Vancouver Island, land in Victoria on Jan. 14 as part of their tour promoting their new album, A Blemish in the Great Light. Facebook

Deep Island connection for indie rockers Half Moon Run

Montreal-based band brings their dreamy sound to Victoria for Jan. 14 show at the Royal

Half Moon Run, three members of which hail from Vancouver Island, land in Victoria on Jan. 14 as part of their tour promoting their new album, A Blemish in the Great Light. Facebook
Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options

Greater Victoria venues featuring local bands to ring in 2020

Have your New Year’s Eve set? Try out these musical gala options
Young Vancouver Island musicians in financial need can receive $1,500 through the Nathan Alexander Bursary in 2020.(Pixabay)

Bursary created in memory of late Duncan musician triples in second year

Young Vancouver Island musicians in financial need can apply by Dec. 15

Young Vancouver Island musicians in financial need can receive $1,500 through the Nathan Alexander Bursary in 2020.(Pixabay)
Talking about tubas! Annual concert attracts hundreds to Market Square

Talking about tubas! Annual concert attracts hundreds to Market Square

The 2019 edition of Tuba Christmas concert and fundraiser goes this Saturday in the square

  • Dec 9, 2019
Talking about tubas! Annual concert attracts hundreds to Market Square
Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend

Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend

Musical variety show offers a wide range of genres, along with many of your seasonal favourites

Yellowpoint holiday spectacle returns this weekend
Jim Cuddy, Anne Lindsay and Colin Cripps tour in trio format to promote the Jim Cuddy Band’s newest album Countrywide Soul. They’re in Victoria on Jan. 11 at the McPherson Playhouse. Photo by Heather Pollock

Jim Cuddy Band members turn trio for next Victoria show

Jan. 11 stop at the McPherson Playhouse part of the Countrywide Soul tour

Jim Cuddy, Anne Lindsay and Colin Cripps tour in trio format to promote the Jim Cuddy Band’s newest album Countrywide Soul. They’re in Victoria on Jan. 11 at the McPherson Playhouse. Photo by Heather Pollock
The Strumbellas grow their award-winning sound organically

The Strumbellas grow their award-winning sound organically

Juno-winning band makes a rare West Coast appearance at the Royal Theatre for Jan. 9 concert

The Strumbellas grow their award-winning sound organically
Holiday concerts: soloists, choruses and orchestras do Christmas

Holiday concerts: soloists, choruses and orchestras do Christmas

Various concerts on tap for December, including multiple Messiahs

  • Dec 4, 2019
Holiday concerts: soloists, choruses and orchestras do Christmas
Daniel Lapp: Keeping it Canadian over the holidays

Daniel Lapp: Keeping it Canadian over the holidays

Local, regional music stars on tap for Home for Christmas concerts, Dec. 20-21 at Alix Goolden Hall

  • Dec 2, 2019
Daniel Lapp: Keeping it Canadian over the holidays
The Holly Jolly Christmas show, with tributes to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, plays Dec. 22 at Elements Casino Victoria’s Platinum Room. elementscasino.com

Rockin’ the holidays at Elements Casino

Enjoy various musical shows and artistic endeavours in December at this View Royal fun spot

The Holly Jolly Christmas show, with tributes to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Brenda Lee, plays Dec. 22 at Elements Casino Victoria’s Platinum Room. elementscasino.com
The Open Door Choir warms up the crowd during a previous Carolling in the Village, Cadboro Bay Village’s annual outdoor holiday music and sing-along event. This year’s event is set for Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Carolling in Cadboro Bay Village helps fund music at Mount Doug Secondary

Singing set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, in Cadboro Bay Village.

The Open Door Choir warms up the crowd during a previous Carolling in the Village, Cadboro Bay Village’s annual outdoor holiday music and sing-along event. This year’s event is set for Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)