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6th Annual Winter Solstice Concert

There will be opportunities for holiday sharing with donations baskets for
The Refugee Support Fund
the Warmland House
Please give what you can!

December 18, 2016
Sylvan United Church
985 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay
Tickets: $20 Advance | $25 at the door
Available at Ten Old Books, Bucknucks Books and

December 21, 2016
Oak Bay United Church
1355 Mitchell St, Oak Bay
7:30PM, Doors open at 7PM
Tickets: $20 Advance | $25 at the door
Available at Ivy's Bookstore and Eventbrite

Chanteuse Canadienne, Cari Burdett, winner of the Vancouver Island Vocalist of the Year 2016, presents her sell-out Winter Solstice Music Concert for the 6th year running…

Burdett, along with acclaimed Fado singer Sara Marreiros, and uber-talented musician friends return this year to present the 6th Annual Winter Solstice Concert. This beautiful Cowichan Valley tradition weaves acoustic music together with movement and voice, providing warmth and peace on the longest night of the year. This years event will be visiting Mill Bay and Victoria;  the Victoria show takes place on the evening of the Winter Solstice itself.

“Every year we offer an array of different songs and 2016 will not disappoint!” explains Burdett, “… We’re bringing some original interpretations of some old classics by Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, and music from 1954’s White Christmas with Bing Crosby." The show will also offer some gorgeous songs performed a cappella with close knit, mesmerizing harmonies,  Riu Riu, a Spanish Villancico,  Siberian Snows, a Russian folk song, Jane Siberry’s Calling All Angels, a classic Fado performed by Marreiros, a French 1940s’classic, Mon Coeur est un Violin,  thatfeatures Richard’s violin and Cari’s voice,  interwoven with Christmas favourites, Es ist Ein Ros, Sleigh Ride and Carol of the Bells, bringing you a joyful performance of exceptional winter acoustic music. 

The line-up for 2016includes internationally acclaimed musicians Richard Moody (violin), Adrian Dolan (piano, accordion, guitar), Anne Schaefer (piano, guitar, vocals), Alex Remple (bass, vocals) and vocalists Sara Marreiros and Cari Burdett. Dancer, Marisa Jackson adds movement to complete an extraordinarily rich sensory experience. To celebrate the turning wheel of the year and the return of the light, the band will invite the audience to join them increating a one-of-a-kind, improvised soundscape, as well as an exuberant close to the evening with a hand-clapping-sing-along of This little Light of Mine

Wonderful Music. Moving
— Raffi
It’s become a family tradition that we look forward to every year.
— Audience Member

This Cowichan Valley tradition brings together all-star musicians and a variety of winter songs to present a family friendly evening of joy and peace.

Sold out every year! 

Winter Solstice is presented in cabaret style and features original music, popular seasonal songs, traditional carols and dance. Music is gleaned from around the world and mixed with touch of theatre, a dash of dance and a pinch of improvisation.  To celebrate the returning light, the band invites the audience to share their holiday wishes. With this information, vocalists Cari Burdett and Sara Marreiros create a one-of-a-kind, improvised song to share with the audience. Everyone sings along creating a magical experience.  

During 2015, some big names in the Canadian music scene joined Cari Burdett to present the 5th Annual Winter Solstice Concert. Cari teamed up with acclaimed Canadian artists Richard Moody (violin), Miles Black (piano, sax, guitar), Anne Schaefer (piano, guitar, vocals)  Sara Marreiros (vocals) and Marisa Jackson (dancer).

And they took the show on the road! 2015 marked the concert's first West Coast Tour, with stops in Duncan, Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo and Victoria, BC.  

“Singer Burdett Wows Packed House” - Cowichan Valley Citizen

Times Colonist

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