Upcoming Events

Nov. 29, 2019 CCSO Concert:  Midwinter String Medley

Come in from the cold and listen to a medley of warm and melodious classical string orchestra pieces to usher in the advent season.  Cowichan's community string orchestra under the direction of Chris Redsell will be playing Gustav Holst's masterfully crafted and tuneful St. Paul Suite which includes the familiar Greensleeves melody in the final movement. Breathe in beautiful classics of Handel, Vivaldi and Sibelius.  Anticipate hearing the charming Arietta by Pergolesi in which our guest soprano will make a surprise appearance.  There will be an instrumental arrangement of Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming for the strings and soprano recorder.   The audience will be invited to sing along with other traditional carols accompanied by the strings.  Professional violist Chris Redsell together with guest accordion player and arranger Elisabeth Jahren will present a musical gift for all to enjoy.  Stay a little after the performance to enjoy refreshments provided by the orchestra and talk about a favourite take away melody that will lead you into that most wonderful time of the year.

(Photo taken c. Nov. 2018)