Sooke Phil Notes: Concerts celebrate spring

Well ladies and gentlemen, it hardly seems possible that January is almost at a close. Our first month has given us rain, rain and more rain. My wonder dog Wylie just loved the gift of snow. She thought it had snowed just for her. Romping, snuffling and playing were the order of the day.

Well ladies and gentlemen, it hardly seems possible that January is almost at a close. Our first month has given us rain, rain and more rain. My wonder dog Wylie just loved the gift of snow. She thought it had snowed just for her. Romping, snuffling and playing were the order of the day.

The orchestra is happy to announce they have been practicing in the Mews at Royal Roads University. The Sooke Phil would like to thank all those at Royal Roads who have made this possible, especially visionary Geoff Archer and his administrator Sylvia Chiu.

Local realtor Allan Poole is sponsoring both upcoming Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players concerts entitled “Salutations to Spring.” Get ready for two memorable performances with soloist Jim Stubbs on trumpet in a F.J. Hayden Trumpet Concerto. Our first concert date is Saturday, Feb. 19, at the EMCS Community Theatre. The next day Sunday, Feb. 20, we will perform at 2:30 p.m. in the New Saint Mary’s Church, 4125 Metchosin Road in the heart of Metchosin.

Speaking about January the Sooke Phil is excited about this Thursday. A local business networking group is hosting a business mixer in our honour. This is an opportunity for the businesses of Sooke to come out and meet members of the orchestra and learn how they can support the Phil. Date: Thursday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Sooke Harbour House.

Music Trivia is here again. Question: Where did the trumpet originate? A. England B. Mongolia C. Egypt D. China.

The first correct answer will receive a Sooke Phil key ring. email Wylie and I at: paul@sookephil.ca

Contributed by Paul Thompson