Society

Victoria Baroque concerts are presented by the Victoria Baroque Music Society,
a volunteer run, not-for-profit charitable organization.

Join or Renew Your VBMS Membership

Membership fees are waived for 2021/22.

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Donations Can Be Made:

  • Online through CanadaHelps. It is also possible to set up a monthly donation through the CanadaHelps website.
  • By mailing a cheque made out to the ‘Victoria Baroque Music Society’ to:

Victoria Baroque Music Society
1611 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2L5

Victoria Baroque Music Society Registered Charitable No. 84080 4041 RR0001. A tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $25.


A CALL FOR NEW VBMS BOARD DIRECTORS

The Victoria Baroque Music Society is looking for several new directors to join the Board starting in Fall 2021.

The VBMS Board includes 12 directors plus 3 ex-officio Victoria Baroque musicians, usually meets for about an hour once a month to receive reports from the Treasurer and the Artistic Director and to deal with any matters arising concerning concerts and other events, funding and fund-raising, policies and administration, etc.

VBMS does not at present have any paid staff, though it has a part-time volunteer administrator, so Board members are involved in all activities of Victoria Baroque, sometimes with the help of outside volunteers.

Board directors are appointed for two-year terms, which can be and often are renewed. Normally a slate of nominated directors is elected at the AGM. 

In particular, as our current Treasurer is retiring, we are looking for someone with accounting expertise who might be interested in taking over this role. We would also be very pleased to have more fund-raising expertise on the Board.

If you are interested in joining the Board, or know anyone who might be interested, please let us know at victoria-baroque@shaw.ca.


Victoria Baroque Music Society Board

Ralph Huenemann
President
Jerry McDonald
Treasurer
Vanessa Dingley
Secretary
Allyn ChardJennifer GerwingJames Harlick
Erin KellyJohn TuckerAndrea Kolot
David Robertson
Ex officio
Soile Stratkauskas
Artistic Director
David Stratkauskas
Christi Meyers


BEST WISHES FROM ALL YOUR VBMS BOARD MEMBERS! STAY WELL!

Victoria Baroque Music Society Board of Directors

NOTICE OF SOCIETY’S 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Victoria Baroque Music Society Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday, October 27, 2021, starting at 7:00 pm for the following purposes:

  • Presentation of report from the President of VBMS to the Society;
  • Report from the Treasurer to the Society;
  • Report from the Artistic Director to the Society;
  • The election of Directors of the Board for the coming year;
  • Transaction of any other business which may properly come before this meeting.

If you are interested in participating, please send us an email at victoria-baroque@shaw.ca before October 19. An email with the AGM package of information, including minutes and reports, will be sent to you, as well as a Zoom registration link in due course.

If you are new to Zoom, or want to know more about participation and voting in the AGM, see our Zoom information page.

Please note that those who wish to participate should be current members of VBMS, and we ask that you renew your membership online before the meeting at https://victoria-baroque.com/vbp-society/.

Those who wish to make nominations to the board are invited to contact Allyn Chard, Nominations Officer, at allyn_c@telus.net.