Harmony project issues invitation

Maria Wang conducts students as part of the Sooke Harmony Project. (Contributed photo)

Harmony Project Sooke invites the community to its first ever “Strings Faculty Concert” on Tues. January 14th, 2020.

Organized by Maria Wang, HPS Lead Strings Teacher, the concert will showcase the talents of the Strings Faculty, which includes Wang on cello, along with several of her fellow teachers.

“We want to show the students what their teachers can do, and also to share an evening of lovely music with the community,” said Wang, who holds a Masters degree in cello performance from the University of Victoria.

The concert will take place at 6pm on Jan 14th at Knox Presbyterian Church (2110 Church Rd.). By donation in support of HPS.

The Harmony Project is a registered non-profit society created to provide musical instruments and instruction to children and youth in the Sooke region.

It was launched in 2016 and modelled on the well known Los Angeles project of the same name.

The Project was first brought to Sooke by Maestro Norman Nelson of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, after he was inspired by a visit to the Los Angeles Project.

“I found it so moving to walk into a rather downtrodden school and see the kids just gobbling up the music!

wwThey held a concert where for 90 minutes, child after child performed to a rapt audience of their families and the public,” said Nelson.

The project offers strings classes for students in Grades 2 to 6 and drum-line for students in Grades 6 and up.

For more information contact sookeharmonyproject@shaw.ca.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Woman comes home to ‘entirely different’ Victoria after cruise ship, military base quarantine

Melanie Sibbitt booked herself a last-minute vacation on a cruise ship hit by COVID-19

Victoria street nurse thanks public for outpouring of donations

Businesses and individuals donated gloves, masks, sanitizers and more to frontline workers

COVID-19: Victoria moves homeless into 35 hotel rooms across the city

Mayor pleads with residents to stay inside during pandemic

Wheelchair user asks people to leave space on sidewalks to socially distance

Wendy Cox says many people are not stepping off the sidewalk to allow her space

Victoria brewery uses 3D-printer to make face shields for health care workers

Phillips Brewing is teaming up with engineers to create single-use medical equipment

B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered

Total of 970 novel coronavirus cases in B.C., with the majority in the Lower Mainland area

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

LifeLabs reducing public hours as it assists with COVID-19 testing

Coronavirus tests not done at B.C. patient centres, referrals only

COVID-19: A message from the publisher

We will be making some changes to our print editions during these unprecedented times

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19

Temporary free parking reduces need for keypads, contact

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic

Province adds online resources to help parents at home

Most Read