Capriccio Vocal Ensemble is an auditioned choir for adult voices based in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, under the direction of Marco Vitale. Concerts are held at Christ Church Cathedral, located on the corner of Quadra at Rockland Streets, Victoria, BC.
After more than 30 concert seasons, Capriccio continues to captivate audiences with outstanding performances of choral music ranging from the 15th century to the present, from Tallis and Gabrieli to Pärt, Whitacre and even younger contemporaries, from simple folk songs to Bach’s B Minor Mass and Handel’s Messiah, all performed in Capriccio's signature style: virtuosic clarity with a sensitive, compelling spirit.
Traditionally audiences look forward to Capriccio's annual Remembrance Day and Christmas concerts. Typically two other concerts round out the season in the Spring.
Capriccio was featured in the North American premiere of Christopher Butterfield’s Convoy PQ17 in 2001 and has performed with the Victoria Symphony, the Civic Orchestra of Victoria, the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra and Contrasto Armonico.
We welcome experienced singers who read music well and like to sing in choirs. If you are interested in auditioning for Capriccio, please send an expression of interest and we will arrange an audition for you at the next intake point.
Capriccio Vocal Ensemble Society is a non-profit organization. Each concert season is supported by a mix of grants, our donors, and ticket revenue.