St. John the Divine Anglican Church (579 ‐ 5th St., Courtenay) is pleased to present Music for a Sunday Afternoon on Nov. 30 at 2 p.m., featuring Dagmar Kilian and Peter Walker (piano); and Ron Edinger (cello), who have a special affinity for a musical collaboration with works of Ravel, Beethoven, Marais, von Paradis, Liszt and Faure.
Kilian initially received her musical training at the University of Victoria obtaining a Bachelor of Music followed by a Masters in Performance from the Netherlands.
There she was happily ensconced in the vibrant music scene and shared her talents with various groups such as Circle Ensemble, Netherlands Dance and Holland Symphonia. Kilian is well known in the Valley as a piano teacher and accompanist regularly for Rainbow Theatre and on occasion for Co-Val and CYMC. She is currently the organist and choir director at St. John’s Church.
Walker hails from Calgary (2010) and has been doing serious piano performances most of his life. He describes himself as an amateur who strives to perform at the professional concert level.
Walker holds two Associate Diplomas in Piano, as well as a BA degree from UBC and an M.Educ. Degree from the University of Calgary, with specialization in music education. While in Alberta he was awarded several silver medals in music from the Toronto Conservatory of Music. Walker has been a regular CBC performer and was the winner in 1970 of the CBC Talent Festival and subsequently performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He enjoys playing a variety of composers and aims to bring a sense of joy and wonder to the pieces he will play.
Edinger has BFA and MFA degrees in cello and conducting from Penn State University. He began playing professionally at the age of 16 with the Erie, PA Philharmonic. He has played in the Calgary Phil, and was Principal Cellist with Canadian Opera (tours) and the Rockford (Ill.) Chamber Orchestra. From 1978 to 1998 he developed the Symphony of the Kootenays as music director and cellist. Other pursuits include co-owning a retail flower shop in Cranbrook, B.C. with his wife and post-retirement realtor in Campbell River. He also played with the Island Symphony in recent years and in numerous chamber ensembles and local productions. Rather than “well-rounded” Edinger is a more the square person but with the corners knocked off.
We invite you one and all to hear and enjoy this exciting concert with exceptional pianists, cellist and excellent acoustics.
Admission by donation. Proceeds to various church ministries.