Bruce Vogt will perform at St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus Jan. 24

Bruce Vogt will perform at St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus Jan. 24

Vogt steps in for Joubert Jan. 24

Chemainus Classical concert rescheduled from Jan. 17 after accident

Producers of the Chemainus Classical Concerts series had some bad news, quickly followed up by some good, to announce for their upcoming January performance.

Antoine Joubert, who was scheduled for the spot, “has suffered a concussion and has had to postpone to another season his concert featuring the Chopin Etudes planned for Jan. 17.”

But classical music lovers will not be denied their January hit. The good news is that pianist Bruce Vogt has agreed to step in to replace Joubert with a concert rescheduled to Jan. 24, 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus.

“Mr. Vogt delights audiences wherever he plays, and his performance experience has taken him all over the world,” says a release from the concert series organizers.

“Reviewers cite his ‘technical perfection paired with emotional expressiveness …  What is apparent in his playing is the joy he takes in giving to others what he has so dazzlingly mastered.’”

The concert will feature music by Beethoven and Haydn. Tickets are $20 at the door; $5 for concert goers under 18 years-old; advance tickets $17.

Tickets are available at: Owl’s Nest Bistro, Chemainus; Valley Vines to Wines, Mill Bay; Ten Old Books, Duncan; Salamander Books, Ladysmith; and Chemainus Festival Inn. Or by phoning 250-748-8383

More information at chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca.