Youth Baroque Orchestra

For String Players

This small group plays without a conductor, and focus on collaborative opportunities including concertos featuring its members, projects with singers, and the opportunity to play alongside members of Victoria Baroque.


Victoria Baroque is excited to present the first oratorio youth project. On Dec 16th and 17th the Youth Baroque Orchestra will be performing Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah with professional singers including one community sing along performance. Students from grade 6 RCM up are invited to participate in the overture and choruses and more advanced students are invited to audition to perform arias, one or two on a part.

Weekly rehearsals on Sunday afternoons 2.45-5.30pm
at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 1806 SAN Juan Ave, Victoria

The first rehearsal will be on November 5th with the final concert on December 17th 2023.

Instructor: Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith

Tuition fee: $250 per term

Who should apply? 

This group is for students who are interested in:

  • Playing fantastic music by Baroque masters Vivaldi, Corelli, Handel, Biber, and more.
  • Being part of an ensemble in which every voice counts.
  • Working as a team towards high standards.
  • Developing leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Playing alongside professional musicians.

How to apply?

For inquiries and audition info contact Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith at

This programme is on modern instruments pitch 440.

“The Victoria Baroque Youth Orchestra has been an amazing experience for me, more than I ever could have imagined when I auditioned last summer.. Being part of the orchestra has helped me hugely in growing my confidence and ability.” – youth orchestra member