Journey through ‘Aspects of Love’ in Chemainus

Alison Nystrom and Betty Suderman explore this timeless Valentine theme Feb. 26 at St. Michael's Church.

At 2 p.m. on Feb. 26, in the intimate setting of 1891 heritage St. Michael’s Church, join Chemainus Classical Concerts on a musical journey through various “Aspects of Love” — the look that ignites the flame, the first kiss, the inevitable conflict and the joys of abiding love.

Spend an afternoon in the company of Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Bellini and others, as Alison Nystrom and Betty Suderman explore this timeless Valentine theme.

Soprano Alison Nystrom is a popular performer of oratorio, opera and art song. She has performed as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Nystrom received her Master of Music in Opera at the University of British Columbia and has studied at many great institutions, including the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and Trinity Western University.

Noted for her sensitive musicianship, pianist Betty Suderman’s career has taken her to many cities throughout Canada, the United States and some exotic concert locations such as Kenya, Botswana, Ukraine and Laos.

She has participated as accompanist in numerous European vocal competitions, including several with acclaimed Canadian soprano Edith Wiens.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are available at Valley Vines to Wines, Ten Old Books, Ocean Soul Book Caffé, Salamander Books, the Chemainus Festival Inn or by calling 250-748-8383. You may also buy tickets at Toad Hall Emporium in Chemainus for $15 until one hour before concert time.

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