Since incorporation in 1993, the Victoria Chamber Orchestra has had one goal - to be one of the best amateur chamber orchestras in North America.
When Yariv Aloni took up residence in Victoria in 1994, the Victoria Chamber Orchestra seized upon the opportunity to hire Mr. Aloni as their musical director. He remains musical director in this coming 2018-19 season. Not once has the Victoria Chamber Orchestra looked for another leader -- an astounding fact that indicates how the VCO values what it receives from its leader. Most orchestras are lucky to have a happy relationship with their conductors of five years! For the Victoria Chamber Orchestra it is year 24 with the “master” and they are looking forward to many more.
Audience members love the programming that Maestro Aloni comes up with and the orchestra members always grow into the program for each concert, even though they may experience the sharp intake of a breath, a gasp: “Can we really do this?” when first looking at the new program. But when the performance days come they are once more rewarded with the pleasure of meeting another successful challenge supported and led by their leader who has yielded such great rewards to the orchestra.
In 2018-19 experience a new level of string-orchestra performance of gorgeous programs with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra.