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Event Archive - Winter Solstice Concert- Weaving the Light: Adrian Dolan, adam dobres, Marisa Jackson, Quin Etheridge-Pedden, Cari Burdett, Sara Marreiros

Sat. December 23rd 2017 - Sat. December 23rd 2017 Sylvan United Church Mill Bay BC (All Ages)
2:00pm
$20 advance - $25 at the door
For all ages and audiences, Winter Solstice delights regulars and newcomers alike and sells out each year to much acclaim.

This year, the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sooke Harbour house will be sponsoring an intimate concert with 75 seats, an optional prix fixe dinner, and appetizers at intermission. The concert is presented by Burdett of Lila Music Centre, and long-time collaborator and very talented Fado singer Sara Marreiros.

This year the concert will include a host of very talented musicians: Adrian Dolan on piano; Adam Dobres on guitar and dancer Marisa Jackson. New this year will be young violinist Quin Etheridge-Pedden. Etheridge-Pedden is a member of Fiddelium and worked with Burdett at the Hornby Island Music Festival Emerging Artist workshop last summer. Multilingual and trained in opera, theatre, and dance, Cowichan-based Cari Burdett has travelled around the world as a performer. She released her first album, Magnolia, in autumn 2015 and was awarded Vocalist of the year at the 2016 Vancouver Island Music Awards. Burdett is an instructor of contemporary and classical music studies at the Victoria Conservatory of Music as well as owner and primary instructor at the Lila Music Centre.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Please note that tickets for the Sooke show are $30 and include a glass of wine and appetizers at intermission. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Witness project - http://witnessblanket.ca

The Witness Project was created to help people understand the severity and reality of the genocide in Canada. It physically weaves together many residential school stories, as contributors have given pieces of themselves—books, articles of clothing, any treasured object— to help build a physical representation of the pain of the past and hopeful reconciliation for the future Tour

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adam dobres (Folk, roots, celtic, bluegrass, old time, country)

Canadian born Adam Dobres is a natural born guitarist with a sensitive ability to embody any style of music. His love of the guitar began at 12 years of age, when his father brought home a guitar from the local thrift shop. Adam took to the guitar like a duck to water. Although he is classically trained, Adam thrives in exploring any style of music... more info

Cari Burdett

Cari Burdett lives through music. She mixes dashing personal energy, passion for community, and love of collaboration into her diverse musical outpourings as a vocalist, producer, teacher and collaborator. Cari has a significant background in operatic and vocal training. She graduated from McGill University and earned her Master’s of Music Per... more info

Sara Marreiros

Sara Marreiros embodies the Canadian mosaic. Her evocative, soulful voice, echoes folkloric forms from her father’s Portuguese village roots, and haunting songs of loss and longing are equally steeped in her mother’s passion for jazz improvisation. Galen Hartley guitar, Kelby MacNayr drums, Travis Short bass, Dan Weizenburger Portuguese guita... more info
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The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division