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Victoria Symphony Society

  • Corporate body
  • 1941-

The Victoria Symphony was founded in 1941 as a community orchestra comprised of 32 members taken from the Royal Canadian Navy. The ensemble had its first performance 18 May 1942 at the Empress Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom under the direction of Melvin Knudsen. In 1943 the group moved to the Royal Theatre and performed three or four concerts per season. On 12 May 1948 the Victoria Symphony Society was incorporated.

By the mid-1970s the orchestra was fully professional. Directors have included Melvin Knudsen (1941-1948), Hans Gruber (1948-1964), Otto Werner Mueller (1964-1967), Laszlo Gati (1967-1978), Paul Freeman (1979-1988), Peter McCoppin (1989-1999), Kees Bakels (1999-2001), Timothy Vernon (2001-2003), Tania Miller (2003-2017), and Christian Kluxen (2017-).

Dee, Henry Drummond

  • Person

Henry Drummond Dee was born in Victoria, very close to the site of Victoria High School, where he eventually became a renowned teacher and administrator. He graduated High School in 1919 and in 1922 received his teaching diploma from the Provincial Normal School in Vancouver. Following this he attended the University of British Columbia where in 1927 he received his B.A. degree in History. That same year he joined the staff at VHS and began his 32-year career as teacher and administrator. He served as Vice Principle for fifteen years (1940-1955) and while working completed an M.A. from U.B.C. in 1943 and a B.Ed. in 1949. After his administrative success as Vice Principal, he was appointed Principal. In 1959 he became the Director of Secondary Education for the Greater Victoria School Board .

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