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GVYO joins the Victoria Symphony to perform Holst’s masterpiece The Planets.

Two performances at the Royal Theatre:
Saturday, January 20 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 21 at 2:30 pm
Tickets are available from the Royal and McPherson Theatres or
from the Victoria Symphony box office: 250-385-6515

Yariv Aloni



32nd Season

Special Concert – The Planets!

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Watch Now…on Knowledge

Following the October 10 broadcast of GVYO: A Work in Progress on Knowledge Network, we're happy to announce that the film is now featured on "Watch Now", Knowledge Network's on-line viewing page. To watch the film click here.

Hear the Orchestra

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

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Thank you to:

Season Sponsor

Major Supporters:

The Egon Baumann
Music Foundation

Victoria Symphony Foundation


"[Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances] sparkled ... closing with a rousing, energetic but finely-controlled finale which, quite rightly, brought the audience to its feet."

Deryk Barker, Music in Victoria, May 1, 2016

Read the full review of our May 1, 2016 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