Baroque era masterpiece performed Saturday

Peter Butterfield conducts the choir, while authentic period accompaniment is provided by Montreal Baroque ensemble La Rose des Vents

A 17th-century work will echo through St. Andrew’s Cathedral, tomorrow (June 8) as the Victoria Philharmonic Choir performs Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610 .”

Peter Butterfield conducts the choir, while authentic period accompaniment is provided by  Montreal Baroque ensemble La Rose des Vents. Soloists include sopranos Anne Grimm and Nancy Washeim, counter-tenor Mark Donnelly, tenors Mark De Silva and Adam Dyjack and basses Andy Erasmum and Paul Grindlay.

St. Andrews is at View and Blanshard streets. A pre-concert talk happens at 7:15 p.m. followed by the concert at 8.

Tickets, $30 for adults, $15 for students, are available at


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