Festival Fringe Events

Come early to the Festival and Stay late! Fringe Events are being planned that you won’t want to miss!

Air and Hammers: Maxine Thévenot and Edmund Connolly

7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral

This multi-talented wife and husband duo from Albuquerque, New Mexico, explore various combinations of voice, organ, and piano in this headline concert.

Maxine Thévenot, organist and pianist
Edmund Connolly, organist and baritone

Included in all-concert pass, or individual tickets ($20) available here.


The Choir of St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque

4:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral

Presented in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral’s Summer Recital Series.

The Choir of St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque
Maxine Thévenot, director
Edmund Connolly, organist

Admission by donation.


Cinema screening of “Pipe Dreams”- A documentary by Stacey Tenenbaum, followed by Director’s Q&A

7:00 pm The Vic Theatre

Pipe Dreams follows 5 young organists as they compete in Canada’s prestigious International Organ Competition (CIOC). This competition for organists is one of the most exclusive competitions in the world. Tensions run high as our competitors vie for $100 000 worth of prize money. Who will master the ‘king of instruments’ and come out victorious in Montreal?

Individual tickets ($10) available here.

Sunday Services

Christ Church Cathedral (Anglican)
9:15 am Sung Eucharist with the Parish Choir
11:00 am Choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir, including Vierne’s Messe Solennelle
4:30 pm Choral Evensong with St. Christopher Singers

St. John the Divine (Anglican)
10:30 am Choral Eucharist with the Choristers of St. John the Divine
7:30 pm Pride Evensong with the Choristers of St. John the Divine (for Victoria Pride Week)

Holst’s “The Planets” played by Mark McDonald

9:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral

A late-night performance by Mark McDonald of Holst’s orchestral suite, transcribed for organ by Peter Sykes.

Individual tickets ($10) available here.


Visit to Butchart Gardens

8:45 am to 12:45 am

No visit to Victoria is complete without exploring the world-renowned The Butchart Gardens! Experience 55-acres of lush greens and floral splendor. Created in 1904 by Jennie Butchart to restore natural beauty to her husband’s mined-out quarry, the lush grounds are simply amazing. The visits includes transportation from downtown Victoria and rare access to the 1908 two-manual Aeolian player organ in the Organ Pavillion, converted from a cattle barn!

Individual tickets ($60) available here.

Ester-Ruth Teel in Recital

3:15-4:15 pm Christ Church Cathedral

Admission by donation.


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