Joining in weekly to play with the Cowichan Consort Orchestra:

Cowichan Consort

Anyone, young people especially, who are studying violin, viola, cello & bass who wish to play with the orchestra, should have reached the Conservatory Grade 6/7 grade levels. Coaching on the repertoire from any private string lessons outside of orchestra practice time is also extremely helpful in keeping up with the section’s players. We encourage student
attendance at rehearsals and the Concertmaster or Conductor has final say as to whether they perform at the concert.

Wind chairs are only open when a seat becomes available.

Concerto Competition is on hold due to the pandemic. Below: Featuring Our Youth of 2019’s competition/concert!

Cowichan Consort Orchestra presented its annual Featuring Our Youth concert of the 2019 concerto winners.

This year Anna Betuzzi, oboe, won the Senior category, Evan Overman, trumpet, won the Intermediate, and Anjulie Djearam, voice, won the Junior category. All three winners performed March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Chrisitan Reformed Church at 930 Trunk Road in Duncan.

Anna played Mozart ’s famous oboe concerto K314, Evan played the ever popular Haydn  E Flat trumpet concerto, and Anjulie, soprano, sang the beautiful Laudate Dominum from Mozart’s Vesperae K339.  The Consort Orchestra rounded out the program with Haydn’s ‘London’  Symphony #104. Robert Mari conducted.

Consort Concerto Winners for 2020 had their concert just before the Pandemic was announced, performing on March 7th 2020. Winners were announced into 3 categories once again as the performances were most remarkable ! Senior winner was Ayari Kasukawa, alto saxophone, Intermediate: Mai Ikemura, viola, and Junior: Keisha McKay, piano. Guest Conductor was Nathan Jacklin for the evening.