If you love to sing in a choir that performs mostly classical music accompanied by an orchestra then come sing with us. No auditions required. Rehearsals will now start for 2020 fall session on Wed September 16th from 7pm until 9pm at Sylvan United Church in Mill Bay. Next door to Frances Kelsey High School. Concert will be Saturday November 7th 2020. Men especially welcome !! Prepping for Gounod’s beautiful St Cecilia’s Mass, followed by Handel’s Messiah Dec 5th Saturday. Sue Doughty Rehearsal Choir Director.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, our May 2nd concert will now be on Nov. 7th 2020. Looking forward to seeing you at our fall rehearsals.
First rehearsal for 2020 is Monday January 13th at Sylvan United Church in Mill Bay. It is next door to Frances Kelsey High School. We start at 7:30pm and end around 9:30 or 9:45pm. We welcome new string members. Jan 20th now is first rehearsal as due to the snow and icy conditions, we had cancel on Jan 13th.
Very lucky to have two of the four soloists from our very own Cowichan Valley- Ted Rhodes, tenor and Andrea Rodall,soprano. Our wonderful bass and mezzo- Gary and Anne Relyea will join us again, amazing voices !! And we welcome guest Conductor Erica Phare-Bergh. Start your Christmas Season off with this Yuletide favourite Concert.—members of Malaspina Choir from Nanaimo will join our 47 member Consort Choir as well.
Is Singing in a choir on your list? Accompanied by a live Orchestra? Do It !! Come join us every Wed. evening at Sylvan United Church in Mill Bay, Vanc. Island. Beethoven in Nov, Handel in Dec, and Duruflé next May!! …..and more…..
Cowichan Consort Orchestra announces New Concertmaster
The Cowichan Consort wishes to announce that Emily Vazquez will sit as Concertmaster this Season for the Orchestra.
Ms Vazquez has played first violin in the Consort since 2013 upon moving to the Valley. She studied violin for 5 years with Geoff Lee and was concertmaster of an orchestra in Timmins Ontario. Studying music at Trinity Western University she was taught by noted professors Wes Jansen and Chad Lowrese. Following graduation, Emily also sang the role of Maria in The Sound of Music with Take Two Theatre in Timmins.
More recently, Emily has been studying violin with Yullia Rabinovich. Husband cellist Ivan also plays in the Consort Orchestra as well, and both have performed in the Consort’s May Chamber Music at Sylvan concerts in Mill Bay. Raising their family in the Cowichan valley, Emily is excited to lead the strings in the local orchestra and looks forward to the Consort’s 28th upcoming Season of 5 concerts. Emily fills the chair vacated last spring, by Kate Rhodes of Victoria.
Any new musicians who play string instruments are welcome to come join the orchestra Sept 10th 7:30 pm at Sylvan United Church.