The CRS is delighted to present the winners of the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition and 2023 recipients of an Avery Fisher Career Grant for the finale concert of the 2023-2024 season. The Isidore String Quartet comes to Sechelt as part of an international tour resulting from their BISQC triumph. The Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Dutilleux & Mendelssohn. There will be a pre-concert chat from 1;30 – 2:00; concert will begin at 2:30 pm.
Friday March 8, 7pm and Saturday March 9, 2pm. The Coast Messiah Choir and Orchestra are back to Bach this March with a special all-Bach concert! This concert features Brandenburg Concerto No 3, three movements from the formidable Mass in B minor, and Cello Suite No. 3. Both performances are at St Hilda’s Church in Sechelt. Tickets ($30) at Strait Music and online at www.coastmessiahchoir.ca
The CRS is delighted to welcome back the Garibaldi Trio after their stunning performance for us last season. The trio consists of clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester; violist Marina Thibault; and pianist David Fung. The concert will feature the premiere of the Garibaldi Suite by BC composer Stephen Chatman , who will be present at the premiere and will take part in the pre-concert chat at 1:30 pm. The Trio will also perform works by Dobrinka Tabakova, Lowell Lieberman, Robert Schumann and Max Bruch.
Reflections Of Spain. An evening of Classical Guitar. Enjoy music from Spain including Albeniz and Sanz De La Maza, Villa Lobos and Machado from Brazil and more.
The CRS is delighted to welcome back Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin to the Raven’s Cry Theatre. Charles Richard-Hamelin first performed for the CRS in March 2018 following his silver medal performance at the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and his receipt of the Krystian Zimerman Prize for best performace of a sonata. In November 2022, he was awarded the Prix Denise-Pelletier becoming the youngest recipient in the history of the Prix du Québec. Richard-Hamelin will perform works by Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz and Frédéric Chopin.
Suncoast Phoenix Choir is pleased to mark Remembrance Day 2023 with two performances of the glorious Mozart’s Requiem. Performances are 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church in Sechelt. Tickets are $20 and available at Strait Music in Sechelt and from choir members.
Grab your partner for a sensual evening of salsa, bachata, merengue and more at Gibson’s best view taproom, Tapworks, this Tuesday, August 29th. Your intro to salsa lesson begins at 7 PM and Latin beats by DJ ITAL’NA will be pumping from 7:45 until closing. Our friends will be showing up at 6 PM to enjoy Tapworks’ signature brew and delicious food fare! Please come join us! Tickets are by donation online or cash at the door. Online Registration required.
Grab your partner for a sensual evening of salsa, bachata, merengue and more at Gibson’s quintessential beer farm, Persephone Brewing, this Tuesday, September 5th. Dance lesson begins at 6PM and music will be played from 6:45. Doors open at 5 pm and close at 8 pm. Come early to enjoy Persephone’s signature brew and delicious food fare! Tickets by donation, online registration required.
Join us for Sun Coast Swing’s Funky Swing Foodbank Fundraiser every Thursday this August at Sechelt’s Seaside Centre! Get acquainted with the smooth and silky dance patterns of west coast swing blues at your beginner dance lessons on August 10th, 17th, and 24th from 6:00-7:30 pm so you can enjoy your dance party on Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-9:00 pm. Registration is required in advance and 100% of your proceeds will go to Sunshine Coast Community Services Society food bank. CASH ONLY at the door.
Bjorn Kydland is a graduate student in music at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsbugh, PA.
In Spring 2023, he won first place in the trumpet category of the National Federation of Music Club Student/Collegiate Auditions Award.
He will perform works for trumpet by Arutunian, Haydn & Ketting.
Bjorn grew up in Taunton, MA and has family ties to the Sunshine Coast. He is looking forward to returning and sharing his music at St. Hilda’s.
Katherine Hume is Music Director at St. Hilda’s Anglican Church in Sechelt and founded the Music Arising! St. Hilda’s Recital Series in 2016.
Coast Symphony Orchestra presents its annual spring concert on Sunday May 28th – 2:30 pm at the Chatelech Secondary School in Sechelt. Conductor José Ceron-Ortega has chosen arrangements of music by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Strauss and more. Tickets are $20 for adults. Children up to 12 years of age receive free tickets. Tickets are available at Strait Music in Sechelt, Gibsons Florist in Sunnycrest Mall and at the door. Cash only.