Falstaff, 2013

The Pacific Opera Victoria Chorus, directed by Chorus Master Giuseppe Pietraroia has an important impact on the high quality of Pacific Opera Victoria's productions. Adults of all ages, the choristers include community singers, aspiring professionals, and vocal students at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the University of Victoria.

Thanks to a generous anonymous grant, POV provides enhanced training and opportunities to develop the enormous potential of the POV chorus. Our Artist Development Program offers a range of workshops, master classes by visiting artists, and other programs designed for our chorus members, as well as for other students of voice and practising artists working in the fields of music, theatre, stage design and direction.

With enhanced training and support for our choristers, POV is making great strides toward attracting this community's most promising and dedicated singers, nurturing their development, and presenting a solid, impeccably trained, highly motivated chorus for each production.


Pacific Opera Victoria Chorus
2017/18 Season

Women's Chorus

Men's Chorus

Margo Brody
Tasha Farivar
Rebecca Genge
Bahar Harandi
Rebekah Janzen
Chelsea Kutyn
Cathie Lylock
Olivia Minhee Kang
Heather MacLeod
Natasha Penfield
Carol Pudwell
Emlyn Sheeley
Jessica Wagner
Allison Ward
Taylor Winfrey

Brian Andiel
Stephen Cropper *
Louis Dillon
Dale Friesen
Christopher Hinz
Nolan Kehler
Kurt Krebs
Joé Lampron
Gerald Schieven
Adam Schmidt
Jaya Seeley
Cedric Spry
Kevin Thomson
Steve Wadhams

* appears courtesy
Canadian Actors' Equity Association


Auditions for the POV Chorus are held each year. We welcome inquiries from local singers at all times of the year. Please submit your photo and CV or biography to

Auditions & Postings