Re-Launch the Symphony!

As Board Members we understand the internal challenges and hurdles this organization navigates each day to bring you exciting, live, symphonic experiences. Our goal throughout the pandemic has been to bring music to you and provide employment to our musicians. Today, we ask you:

How important is the success of the Vancouver Island Symphony to you?

We are thrilled to be back in the theatres in Nanaimo, Courtenay and Campbell River. We are proud of how our organization has adapted and prevailed since March 2020. But, the challenges are not over yet. Here are some ways you can support the VIS beyond buying concert tickets when we need your support more than ever.

Fuel the Re-Launch

The pandemic’s limitations present challenges to producing live concerts. Fewer seats sold at a lower ticket price means we generate less revenue at the Box Office. Lowered capacity in the theatres is so important to keep everyone safe and ensures we can continue to have live events. Plus, Box Office revenue covers less than half of what we need to produce a concert. How can you help narrow the gap? Top up your ticket purchase with a Donation to Re-launch the Symphony. (tax-receipt issued)

Picture the Future

The Pictures Project is a brand-new community project. It includes live concerts of Pictures at an Exhibition; a new documentary film about the VIS; a digital series for schools (and anyone wanting to know more about our musicians and their instruments); performances for all Grade 4 students; and a community visual art component. Bringing new ears and eyes to the VIS through Education is key to building Symphonic audiences of the future. Support The Pictures Project with a Donation to the VIS Education Program. (tax-receipt issued)

Think Local

While we have been enjoying broadcasts from around the world and items shipped to our doorstep with the click of a mouse, we all want to see our local businesses thrive. There is no better time than now to think, shop, support and listen local. Give someone you love the chance of experiencing a Symphony concert you know they will enjoy. Purchase a Gift Voucher and give the gift of music by calling the VIS office at 250.754.0177
Think about how much you have enjoyed the Vancouver Island Symphony.
Whether you attended the Summer Pop-Up Concerts, watched the intimate live-streamed concerts from your sofa or stepped into the theatre with us, we are sure you agree that experiencing the VIS brings joy, amazement, discovery, peace and hope – just what Maestro Simard envisioned.
The success of the Vancouver Island Symphony is more than important to us. As Board members we support the VIS with our time, expertise, donations and advocacy. We represent you – our community – as we help steer the VIS through unchartered waters. As we regroup and reset our lives, we ask you to consider finding time and space for our beloved Symphony. Your financial support is needed to ensure the VIS’ longevity.
On behalf of everyone at VIS, Thank You for joining us in support of your Symphony.


Dr. David R. Witty, President

Board of Directors
Blake McGuffie, Treasurer
Joyce Clarke
Zinda FitzGerald
Andrea Rosato-Taylor
Larry Rumming