The McKenna Quintet in rehearsal with Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Norman Nelson last week at Sooke Harbour House. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

McKenna Quintet joins forces with Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

Special performance set for Sooke Harbour House

The McKenna Quintet and the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra come together this week for a special concert at the Sooke Harbour House.

The award- winning quintet of talented young musicians is from Alberta. This family ensemble has been performing together for the last seven years

Norman Nelson, founder of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, described the new relationship with Sooke Harbour House as further fulfillment of his original vision to bring cultural richness and music to the community.

“Twenty years ago, we started a small orchestra offering one concert a year, later added the Sooke Philharmonic Chorus and expanded the season to nine concerts annually.” Norman said.

“I am delighted to join with the internationally- recognized Sooke Harbour House to create yet another venue for area residents and visitors to enjoy classic music in all its forms”.

The 2017-18 Season marks the 20th anniversary of the “Sooke Phil.

“We are very excited at this new venture, and honoured that the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra have agreed to forming this symbiotic union. We will be hosting a continuing series of musical events under the direction of the Sooke Philharmonic,” said Kate Saunders, spokesperson for Sooke Harbour House.

Tickets for McKennas Quintet are $25 and available at Sooke Harbour House reception or www.sookeharbourhouse.com. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Just Posted

Omnibus zoning bylaw sent for revisions to prevent blanket upzoning in downtown Victoria

More than 10 downtown properties identified by Downtown Residents Association

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Sooke Christmas hampers to be handed out Sunday

Over 400 hampers have already been prepared

Mount Douglas Park is not a garbage dump, its firs are not your Christmas tree

Furniture and appliances routinely dumped, rare and native plants routinely stolen from park

Extended Tsawout bus route on its way

Residents of Tsawout First Nation got a preview of a route extension,… Continue reading

Kind Kids Club hands crafts cards for Oak Bay Lodge residents

Additional funds raised go toward gifts for the pediatric wing at Victoria General Hospital

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

Shelbourne Community Kitchen vies for $20,000 prize

Epicure Foundation, based in North Saanich, will give five groups $20,000 each

Woman in Nanaimo accidentally hands over diamond ring with spare change

Incident happened Wednesday at about 7 p.m. at parking lot near Nanaimo’s boardwalk

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Victoria cycling advocate makes pitch lor lower speeds on local roads

Group points to evidence suggesting 30 km/h speed limit would save money, lives

Optimistic Victoria whale watching company invests in new vessel

Banner 2017 tourist season helps Prince of Whales decide to boost service

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

Most Read