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Join us for Winterlude – our annual fundraising event!
February 28, 2018 Wednesday 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Delicious Dinner ♪ Enchanting Entertainment ♪ Wonderful Silent Auction Items
Tickets: $85 (includes $25 charitable donation receipt)
RSVP (seating is limited) 250-360-1121 by February 20, 2018

Yariv Aloni



Season 34

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Watch Now! The documentary, GVYO: A Work in Progress, originally broadcast on Knowledge Network, is now available on YouTube! To watch the film click here.

Hear the Orchestra

The GVYO's new CD, In Performance, is now available. Click here. for details

'Click' to support the GVYO…

Thank you to:

Season Sponsor

Major Supporters:

Egon Baumann
Music Foundation

Foundation for the
Victoria Symphony


“outstanding ... Clearly the latest iteration of the GVYO is keeping up the very high standards established by their predecessors.”

Deryk Barker, Music in Victoria, November 12, 2017

Read the full review of our November 12, 2017 concert here.

Founded in 1986, the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra has been producing outstanding orchestral music for a quarter of a century. Season after season, the GVYO presents a truly impressive range of repertoire to Victoria's audiences, sharing their magnificent music with school children at home and as far afield as Haida Gwaii (2001) and the Yukon Territory (2006).

Guided by internationally acclaimed conductors and coaches, the orchestra is proud of the many opportunities it offers young, dedicated musicians. GVYO alumni can be found in prestigious schools, ensembles, and orchestras throughout the world. Join us this season, and be uplifted by the passion our youth bring to the world's best music!

GVYO's Mission

  • To affirm and nourish the love of music in young people
  • Challenge young orchestral musicians to achieve the highest standards of instrumental competence and musical discipline
  • Teach commitment, discipline, cooperation, and responsibility through rehearsals and performances
  • pass on a depth of musical understanding through inspired musical direction and leadership
  • foster the development of future audiences and supporters of the arts