Welcome to the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra (UViSO).

For the 2021/22 academic year and concert season, UViSO rehearsals and performances are planned to follow regular, in-person protocols. Concerts will be on October 15 (with the Wind Symphony), November 19, February 4 and March 19 (with the University Chorus), in the Farquhar Auditorium.

Audition materials and procedures for auditions in September will be available by July. UVic students who are not enrolled in the School of Music are welcome to audition; please register by email to orchestra@uvic.ca or music@uvic.ca, in addition to closely monitoring the School of Music’s website and this one.

Our gratitude goes out to all those who helped us through the pandemic. After an exclusively online Fall term, the orchestra returned to face-to-face rehearsals with February 2021  under carefully considered health protocols that involved a reduced number of rehearsals, distanced seating and an appropriately adjusted instrumentation. The streamed recordings made during the Spring Term are available among the concert streamings of the School of Music.

Streaming link

School of Music Concert Calendar

We are looking forward to making great music together and to an energized and colourful concert season!