Concerts and Events


Music for the Pause

An online concert series of 11 concerts, co-presented by Victoria Baroque, Early Music Society of the Islands, Early Music Vancouver, Pacific Baroque Series, and Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria.

Enjoy these concerts are each Friday at 7:30 PM from July 3rd to September 11th from our Facebook page.

On Friday, July 3 at 7:30 pm use this link to hear the concert. You can go there now and click on SET A REMINDER to be sure you don’t miss this special event.

Each concert will be viewable for one week following its release.

July’s Music for the Pause programme includes:

Program No. 1 – July 3, 7:30PM – Violin Virtuosi

Chloe Kim, Christi Meyers, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, Kathryn Wiebe

  • Telemann Concertos No 1 & 3 for four violins
  • Guillemain Sonata for two violins in A minor
  • Leclair Sonata for two violins in C major
  • Guignon Les Sauvages

Program No. 2 – July 10, 7:30PM – Virtuoses de Paris

Soile Stratkauskas, Jeanne Lamon, Christina Mahler, Christina Hutten

  • Marin Marais Pieces en Trio Suite No.1
  • Telemann Paris Quartet Sonata No.2
  • Hotteterre Brunette ‘Vous qui faite votre modelle’ for solo flute
  • Leclair Deuxième Récréation de Musique

Program No. 3 – July 17, 7:30 PM – Mad Italians

Chloe Kim, Mark McDonald

  • Corelli Sonata in C Major 
  • Frescobaldi Toccata 1 for solo keyboard
  • Vivaldi Violin Sonata in G minor
  • Scarlatti Sonatas for Keyboard K23 & 24
  • Corelli “Follia”

Program No. 4 – July 24, 7:30 PM – Birds, Beasts, and Fantasies

Soile Stratkauskas, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, & guests

  • Telemann Fantasia for solo flute No.1
  • Telemann Gulliver’s Suite for two violins
  • Hotteterre Air de M. De Bousset & Echos for solo flute
  • Rebel ‘Bird Suite’ from Les Élémens
  • Biber Sonata Representativa

Program No. 5 – July 31, 7:30 PM – Stylus Fantasticus

Jeanne Lamon, Chloe Kim, Christina Mahler, Christina Hutten

  • Schmelzer Sonata in F Major for two violins and continuo
  • Buxtehude Sonata in Minor for violin and continuo
  • Schmelzer Sonata Quarta in D Major
  • Buxtehude Sonata a 3 in G Major

The concerts will remain viewable for one week following the release.

While access to the concerts is free, viewers are encouraged to donate to the project. All proceeds will go directly to paying the artists whose incomes have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

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