Cari Burdett, Sara Marreiros & friends perform the Winter Solstice Concert, a non-denominational, multicultural performance Dec. 21 (Mill Bay) , 22 (Sooke) and 23 (Oak Bay). (Submitted photo)

Winter Solstice evening of song returns to Oak Bay

Often a sell out, concert set for Dec. 23 at Oak Bay United Church

The Winter Solstice Concert will be well-versed when it descends on Oak Bay.

The concert is presented by Cari Burdett of Lila Music Centre, and long-time collaborator and Fado singer Sara Marreiros and features Adrian Dolan on piano, accordion, and mandolin, and dancer Marisa Jackson.

The multi-genre concert fuses a 12th Century secular canon, a popular French Canadian fiddle tune, Winter themed folk songs, a fierce gospel with the choir, and pop classics by Sting, Gordon Lightfoot, Rose Cousins and more.

This year’s ensemble includes award-winning violinist Quin Etheridge-Pedden. The teen musician is a member of Fiddelium and Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee for 2017.

“I love the idea of having a new, young musician in the show. Quin loves to improvise and his commitment and creative approach to playing the violin is alive and full of youthful joy,” says Burdett. Also new this year is Victoria bassist Nick Mintenko, who is also an incredible songwriter and Adam Dobres, bringing his virtuostic creative approach with his guitar playing.

Each musician will also feature original compositions. Burdett has also invited the Lila Community Choir to perform some of these beautiful folk arrangements and bring in a wealth of vocal harmony to the performances. Created for the delight of all ages, Solstice delights regulars and newcomers alike and sells out each year to much acclaim.

Oak Bay is the third of three locations, three dates to choose from.

Tickets range from $15 in advance to $30 at the door. Donations will be accepted this year for the Witness Project, the creation of Sooke artist Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme).

Tour Dates: Dec 21 at Sylvan United Church, Mill Bay at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec 22 at Sooke Harbour House, 7 p.m.; and Dec. 23 at Oak Bay United Church, 2 p.m.

Get tickets at cariburdett.com/solstice.


 

@OakBayNews
cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Cari Burdett, Sara Marreiros & friends perform the Winter Solstice Concert, a non-denominational, multicultural performance Dec. 21 (Mill Bay) , 22 (Sooke) and 23 (Oak Bay). (Submitted photo)

Just Posted

Sooke council renews animal control contract with CRD

If your dog vanishes into thin air on a stormy night in… Continue reading

Saanich wants bunkers to be off limits for cannabis growing

Saanich looks to block cement bunkers on ALR farmland

Heat and smoke raises health risks

Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror Health risks arising from heat and… Continue reading

Victoria police seize over one kilo of fentanyl, guns and cars

Andrew Ritch is facing charges of drug trafficking and firearm offences

UPDATE: Missing Langford teen found safe

The 13-year-old Langford boy reported missing Wednesday has been found

B.C. wildfires 2018: Hazy skies impacting crews in spotting new fires

18,000 people are on an evacuation alert, with 3,000 homes under an evacuation order

Minister optimistic after 2 days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Canadian and U.S. officials met in Nelson Wednesday and Thursday to discuss future of the treaty

Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

The Durango crashed into the ditch after the shooting near the Goodstoney Rodeo Centre

2 nurses attacked at B.C. psych hospital, union calls for in-unit security

PHSA says that in-unit guards would do more harm than good

Former B.C. optician won’t be jailed for sexually assaulting minor

Kenneth Pilkington sentenced to 24 months’ probation for offence three decades ago

Red Cross now accepting donations for those impacted by B.C. wildfires

The Canadian Red Cross is asking for help now and in the weeks and months ahead.

B.C. program to educate parents reduces ‘shaken baby syndrome’ by 35%

Period of PURPLE Crying was launched nearly a decade ago

UPDATED: Vancouver Island community under evacuation alert due to wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says steep terrain near Zeballos poses challenge as “out of control” wildfire approaches homes

Most Read