GVPAF Board is in need of some person/persons interested in contributing to our Festival community by actively updating our facebook page with Festival photos and news. This person/s would report to the Board on a monthly basis and follow the mandates of Festival policy. Ideas, creative input and new energies are what have kept Festival present for 86 years and we are up to the challenge of change for the better! Please contact the office with interest - and Thanks!
This Home page will be updated with news for Festival 2014 shortly. Thank you to all that participated and volunteered for Festival 2013. It was in the end, as always, a marvel.
GVPAF would strongly encourage our community to engage in some of the many diverse disciplines that are offered - try going to a concert you have never tried before for Festival 2014 - you will not be disappointed!
Please note that our Rack Card contains an omission. "Strings" should be included as one of the six disciplines participating in the Roberto & Mary Wood Scholarship Award Competition.
PLEASE NOTE: for the Festival Calendar please hit the Festival tab above and then click on Festival Calendar on the left side of that page.
Festival Programs have proven to be very popular this year - thank you for your support!
Festival's Program will be available for sale on March 21 at: Tom Lee Music; Long & McQuade; Larsen Music; Victoria Conservatory of Music; Toes 'N' Taps Dance Shoppe; Ellswear Dance & Activewear;
Ivy's Book Shop; Festival Office; and at the venues.
If you have questions about your performance time, please contact the Section Head for your discipline through the "Contact Us" link.
If you have registered for Festival 2013 and chose not to pay by credit card, please submit your payment immediately if you have not already done so. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Festival!
Mention that you are affiliated with Festival when booking a room at Accent Inns and receive $5 off the best available rate!
Receive a 10% discount at Petals Plus Florist during April and May when you mention Festival!
Visit Tom Lee Music in person or on line and receive a free gift and VIP card when you mention the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival!
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING VERY IMPORTANT CHANGES
- We are only accepting registration online this year. Convenient, fast and easy to use, it provides a greener way to register by saving paper and a drive downtown on Registration Day. Payment will be accepted by Visa or Mastercard through PayPal or you may choose to mail in a cheque. No paper registrations will be accepted.
- Your name, title of piece and composer's name will appear in the Program exactly as input by the registrant. Therefore, it is important that the spelling and punctuation be accurate. Festival staff and Section Heads will not make any corrections.
- The Syllabus is no longer being produced in a paper format. The Syllabus is available to view, print or download in PDF format on the "Syllabus" link on our website. It is organized by section along with the general rules and procedures so you can easily find what you need.
- The unauthorized use of cameras (flash and non-flash), cell phones, and recording equipment during adjudicated sessions and ALL performances is prohibited. If time allows, and with the permission of the Section Head, photographs may be taken at the end of the adjudicated class after the Adjudicator has ended that class, and at the section's final concert at designated times (not during performances) specified by the Section Head.
In 2012 the Festival office moved to 21-21 Dallas Road in James Bay. It is situated at the back of the Shoal Point complex, on the second floor, overlooking Fisherman's Wharf. The stairwell is a short distance to the right of the coffee shop as you look at the building. During office hours there is an elevator through the glass door to the left of the stairs. Free one hour
parking is available.