Seventh Annual Winter Solstice Concert

“Weaving the light” – a celebration of music and joy

Sooke Harbour House Resort Hotel is proud to present a concert by Cari Burdett of Lila Music Centre, and long-time collaborator and Fado singer Sara Marreiros.

Friday, Dec 22nd 2017, 7:00 PM

The concert performed in the intimacy of the Potlatch Room will feature a tremendously talented entourage, with vocalists Cari Burdett and Sara Marreiros, Adrian Dolan on piano, accordion, and mandolin, Adam Dobres on piano, and new this year, award winning teen violinist Quin Etheridge-Pedden, and Victoria’s own, bassist Nick Mintenko. The multi-genre concert will fuse a 12th Century secular canon, a popular French Canadian fiddle tune, a Portuguese duet, folk songs, gospel, and pop classics by ‘Sting.’ Created for the delight of all ages, Solstice delights regulars and newcomers alike and sells out each year to much acclaim. — *Please note that there will be no choir performance at this venue.

Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Witness Project, the creation of Sooke artist Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme) Master Carver and owner of the Blue Raven Gallery. The Witness Project was created to help people understand the severity and reality of the genocide in Canada. It physically weaves pieces of history to help build a physical representation of the pain of the past and hopeful reconciliation for the future. http://witnessblanket.ca/#!/project/

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.

A pre and post performance special festive Copper Room menu is available, tables by reservation only with Front Desk on 250 642 3421. Ticketholders may take advantage of our very special Soltice package: purchase 2 tickets for the concert, pre-book our 3 course $35 pp festive Copper Room festive menu and receive a 35% discount off your room rate on the night of the concert. Prefer a longer stay? Book an additional night (Thursday, not Saturday) and receive 50% off your room rate! Please call Front Desk to reserve the special Solstice package.

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