Island Baroque Ensemble plays in Cumberland

Cumberland United Church, with its much appreciated acoustics and its historic pipe organ, will be the setting for a concert of Baroque music featuring the Island Baroque Ensemble on Saturday Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

“Our musicians are coming from Kelowna, Comox, and Parksville to perform a short tour of the mid-island. We look forward to again performing this wonderful music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods of musical history,” says leader Marjorie Cullerne.

Each performer brings something special to the group.  Cuyler Page, on recorder, is currently an exhibition designer at the Kelowna museum. Helena Jung, from Comox, is a well-known cellist who has performed internationally, and has directed and played with her ensemble of five cellos. John Nelson is an organist and teacher. He has directed and accompanied secular and religious choirs in the mid-island area. Marjorie Cullerne, leader and violinist, has performed with the Vancouver Island Symphony since 1995.

“For this tour we are looking forward to seeing our friends in the audience, and making new ones. I am personally very pleased to be working with these wonderful musicians,” said Marjorie.

Tickets are $15, students $5. To reserve tickets, phone 250-400-7800. Leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and the number of tickets you require.


Just Posted

Courtenay petition to decriminalize all drugs continues to collect signatures

A Courtenay couple is collecting signatures for their petition to decriminalize drugs in Canada

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

No cases here yet, but Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

Comox residents question redevelopment at emotionally-charged meeting

About 40 people filled the d’Esterre House in response to a community consultation meeting.

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could save the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

Courtenay receives second application for cannabis shop

Just one resident spoke at a Tuesday public hearing in Courtenay council… Continue reading

Most Read