Our eleven concert video series, filmed in the beautiful Chapel of the New Jerusalem at Christ Church Cathedral, will be live-streamed each Friday at 7:30 PM, from July 3rd to September 11th! Watch the concerts live here  (a FaceBook account is not needed).

Each of the eleven concerts will be available for one week following the performance at the Music for the Pause YouTube site.

Music for the Pause is brought to you by EMSI, Victoria Baroque Players, Early Music Vancouver, Christ Church Cathedral and the Times Colonist. These videos are brought to you free of charge, but please consider donating the cost of a concert ticket. All donations will go directly to the artists, who have given their creativity, enthusiasm and talent to make these concerts possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch previews of each concert on EMSI’s Vimeo site!


Program No. 1 – July 3 7:30PM – Violin Virtuosi

Chloe KimChristi MeyersElyssa Lefurgey-SmithKathryn Wiebe

  • Telemann Concertos No 1 & 3 for four violins
  • Guillemain Sonata for two violins in A minor
  • Leclair Sonata for two violins in C major
  • Guignon Les Sauvages

Program No. 2 – July 10, 7:30PM – Virtuoses de Paris

Soile StratkauskasJeanne LamonChristina MahlerChristina Hutten

  • Marin Marais Pieces en Trio Suite No.1
  • Telemann Paris Quartet Sonata No.2
  • Hotteterre Brunette ‘Vous qui faite votre modelle’ for solo flute
  • Leclair Deuxième Récréation de Musique

Program No. 3 – July 17, 7:30 PM – Mad Italians

Chloe KimMark McDonald

  • Corelli Sonata in C Major
  • Frescobaldi Toccata 1 for solo keyboard
  • Vivaldi Violin Sonata in G minor
  • Scarlatti Sonatas for Keyboard K23 & 24
  • Corelli “Follia”

Program No. 4 – July 24, 7:30 PM – Birds, Beasts, and Fantasies

Soile StratkauskasElyssa Lefurgey-Smith, & guests

  • Telemann Fantasia for solo flute No.1
  • Telemann Gulliver’s Suite for two violins
  • Hotteterre Air de M. De Bousset & Echos for solo flute
  • Rebel ‘Bird Suite’ from Les Élémens
  • Biber Sonata Representativa

Program No. 5 – July 31, 7:30 PM – Stylus Fantasticus

Jeanne LamonChloe KimChristina MahlerChristina Hutten

  • Schmelzer Sonata in F Major for two violins and continuo
  • Buxtehude Sonata in Minor for violin and continuo
  • Schmelzer Sonata Quarta in D Major
  • Buxtehude Sonata a 3 in G Major

Programs No. 6 to 11

  • to be announced shortly