The Festival - entering its 87th year!
For six weeks from March to May, over five thousand Victoria-area
performers and students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages
throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the
arts. Performances in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition,
Dance (School and Studio), Ethnic Performance, Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano,
School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings,
Voice and Woodwinds by talented youngsters and adults take place daily
throughout Festival. Our Honours concerts showcase the amazing
talent. Dozens of significant awards and trophies are presented
including the Rose Bowl (Classical Voice), the City of Victoria Medallion Tray
(Piano), and the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship, the largest of its
type in Canada.
The public is warmly invited to all adjudicated sessions and Honours Concerts to enjoy the incredible talent and support our performers. Many volunteers help make the Festival a success.
Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship Concert
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Phillip T. Young Rectal Hall (UVIC)
The Finale of Festival is a juried concert featuring a handful of
musicians highly recommended during the sessions by the Adjudicators. On
the evening of the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship Concert, each
performer has twenty minutes to perform two selections. Candidates can
be singers or instrumentalists. The three-member jury then consults and
returns to announce the winner of the $5,000 scholarship.
The Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship is the largest of its kind awarded at a community performing arts festival in Canada.
The Festival Association
The GVPAFA is a non-profit society incorporated in 1927. It is a
registered charity under the Income Tax Act. Volunteer-based and managed
by an elected Board of Directors, the Festival has six weeks of
classes, concerts and special competitions during April and May each
year. The Festival is supported by approximately 300 volunteers.