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Sooke’s symphony needs your expertise

Sooke Philharmonic Society in need of skilled volunteers

The Sooke Philharmonic Society wants you!

For the past 15 years, the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers on Southern Vancouver Island. Most of the background work has been done by a dedicated group of volunteers and board members of the society. Now they need your help. The work load is becoming too much for some board members.

“We are looking for some way to solicit members of the general public to be involved on the board,” said Pat Phillips, president of the Sooke Philharmonic Society. “We’re looking at volunteers in a different way now, with time commitments and busy lives, we need people who can give us two or three hours of their specific skills to help the board.”

So, if you happen to have a great skill set, say in concert stage set up or publicity, the board needs you.

Meetings are not onerous and the board meets once a month.

“We need working board members because of private or working lives people can’t be there when we need people,” said Phillips.

The society needs help with the annual Philly Fling at Ed Mcgregor Park, an assistant concert and venue coordinator and a publicist. Phillips said she would like to fill the mentor roll and have a vice-president who could shadow her.

The first concert in the 2013-2014 season will be the Celebration of Young Artists on October 26 and 27. The Les Miserables Symphonic Suite will be featuring students from School District 61. Also on the program will be Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 with soloist Keaton Ollech, the winner of the 2013 Don Chrysler Concerto Competition. The concerto competition is the society’s commitment to encourage youth from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands in their musical development.Also on the program will be Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, Op.93.

Season tickets are now available. Purchase a set of season tickers and you many have a chance to win lunch for two at the Sooke Harbour House. (Draw on October 27.)

For more information on the society, the orchestra and the upcoming season go to the updated website at: www.sookephil.ca

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