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Chamber orchestra presenting ‘Echoes of the North’ concerts in Nanaimo and Ladysmith

Performances scheduled for Nov. 18-19
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra during a rehearsal for its upcoming fall performance ‘Echoes of the North’ at Nanaimo’s St. Andrew’s Church Nov. 18 and Ladysmith’s St. Mary’s Church on Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)

For their upcoming season, the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra has included several promising young string players who bring a “youthful vitality” to the ensemble.

According to a release, the chamber orchestra will perform its fall program ‘Echoes of the North,’ featuring cellist Amy Laing, who will play Matthias Monn’s Concerto in G minor – a work in three movements composed shortly before 1750.

The cellist graduated secondary school in Nanaimo and, after obtaining a master’s degree in music and playing in the Windsor and Toronto symphony orchestras, returned to the Island to play in Victoria and the Vancouver Island Symphony, noted the release.

For the fall program, music director Karl Rainer has included Georg Telemann’s overture-suite ‘La Lyra,’ Edvard Grieg’s ‘Holberg Suite’ and ‘Zwei Melodien’ (two melodies), and Johann Strauss’ ‘Radetzky March.’

Two concerts are planned for the central Island; at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Nanaimo on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 p.m., and at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ladysmith on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Regular adult admission tickets are $25, students are $5, and children 12 years and under get free admission.

Tickets for both concerts can be purchased at the door, online at, or via e-mail to

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