Welcome to the 7th Annual Winter Solstice Music Concert.

I never miss Cari Burdett’s Solstice Concert! It always features an incredible line up of dynamic local talent, & is a warm, heartfelt community event that absolutely completes the season! xo
— Jennie Stevens, Woodruff Music School
Exquisite, heart-full music. It’s food for the soul. A celebratory night to warm you through the season.
— Teddy Kellam, Audience
Cari, I went to your first solstice concert in the small St. Peter’s Anglican church. After the concert ended, I left walking into the dark night filled with the warmth of the song and dance of my community
— Sandy
I never miss Cari’s Annual Solstice Concert. She brings together fabulous musicians evoking light with songs of luminescent joy blended with gorgeous harmonies and precise instrumentation on the darkest day of the year, a chance to Celebrate the interplay of dark and light.
— Kirk Smith
Wonderful Music. Moving
— Raffi
It’s become a family tradition that we look forward to every year.
— Audience Member
This annual Winter Solstice event is one of the season’s highlights for families in the Cowichan Valley; a celebration of dance, song & instrumentation, including a very touching & entertaining improvisation based on the audience’s Christmas Wishes… I go every year !
— JPS
For me it is a gift. It helps me to quiet down and see what is important in life. It allows me to celebrate in gratitude. Light is stronger than darkness !
— Elli Boray
Being an audience at your show is so moving, on a soul level, it has been a part of our family routine that we look forward to year after year and that adds tremendous joy to our holiday season!
— Diana Sharpe

SOLD OUT EVERY YEAR!  GET YOUR TICKETS SOON

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Cari Burdett, Artistic Director, vocals

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Sara Marreiros, Vocals

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Adrian Dolan, Musical Director, piano, accordion, mandola, violin

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Adam Dobres, Guitar

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Nick Mintenko, Bass and Vocals

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Marisa Jackson, Dancer

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QuiN Etheridge, Violin

 

December 21, 2017 2 Shows
MILL BAY

Sylvan United Church
985 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Rd, Mill Bay

3:00PM Tickets: $15 Advance | $20 at the door (shorter show for young families) 
7:00PM Tickets: $20 Advance | $25 at the door
Available at Ten Old Books and Eventbrite

December 22nd, 2017
SOOKE

Sooke Harbour House
1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke
Co - Sponsorship with Sooke Philharmonic and Sooke Harbour House Music Series
Contact Sooke Harbour House for the Ultimate Dinning, Show and Stay package.
Tickets on Eventbrite and at Sooke Harbour House $25

December 23, 2017
VICTORIA

Oak Bay United Church
1355 Mitchell St, Oak Bay
2:00PM, Doors open at 1:30PM
Tickets: $20 Advance | $25 at the door
Available at Ivy's Bookstore and Eventbrite

Witness Blanket  - Our Fundraising FOcus for 2017 -The Witness Blanket Project is a travelling art installation, of “woven” residential school stories, artifacts, articles of clothing, treasured object, is a showcase and physical representation of the pain of the past and hopeful reconciliation for the future. Please go to http://witnessblanket.ca

Witness Blanket  - Our Fundraising FOcus for 2017 -The Witness Blanket Project is a travelling art installation, of “woven” residential school stories, artifacts, articles of clothing, treasured object, is a showcase and physical representation of the pain of the past and hopeful reconciliation for the future. Please go to http://witnessblanket.ca

We hope you, your family and friends will be able join us 

Chanteuse Canadienne, Cari Burdett, winner of the Vancouver Island Vocalist of the Year 2016, presents her sell-out Winter Solstice Music Concert for the 7th year running…

Would you believe it’s just about that time of year again for our Winter Solstice Concert!  Burdett, along with acclaimed Fado singer Sara Marreiros and musical friends return this year to present the 7th Annual Winter Solstice Concert.

This wonderful Cowichan Valley tradition weaves acoustic music together with song and dance!  And, this year we have chosen the theme ‘Weaving the Light’ bringing in light and joy to these dark days.  Our 7th annual concert will take place at Sylvan United Church (Mill Bay), Sooke Harbour House (Sooke) and Oak Bay (Victoria) December 21 thru 23rd.

 “Every year we offer an array of different songs and 2017 will not disappoint! ” explains Burdett .  Music is gleaned from around the world and mixed with touch of theater, a dash of dance and a pinch of improvisation. Weaving in something new for ALL to enjoy is winter pop classics from award winning performer ‘Sting’.   Enjoy `Hounds of Winter` and `Snow it Melts`` - Sting; `Song for a Winter Night` - Gordon Lightfoot; `River` - Joni Mitchell; a popular French Canadian fiddle  tune, Folk Songs, just to mention a taste of this concerts winter music.

We are very excited at the talent we have to share this year.  Come and meet award winning youth QuiN Etherridge-Pedden (violin), international awarded Adrian Dolan (piano, accordion, and guitar), Nick Mintenko (bass, vocals), Adam Dobres (guitarist) joining vocalists Sara Marreiros and Cari Burdett.  For true visual pleasure Marisa Jackson, dancer adds movement to complete an extraordinarily sensory experience.

In addition, Lila Community Choir will also perform at Mill Bay and Oak Bay (Victoria) concerts.

To celebrate the turning wheel of the year and the return of the light, the band will invite the audience to join them in creating 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`.  This concert will be amazing!

 

A big thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Check out these outstanding local businesses in the Cowichan Valley that support the arts and community. 

CARDINO SHOES                  WARMLAND DENTAL
TRUE GRAIN BREADS          RESTHOUSE
WESTHOLM Tea Farm          VALLEY VOICE

Alinea Legal Coaching          Volume One Books               
Dinter’s Nursery                    Ten Old Books
Ivy’s Book Store                     Duncan Garage& Bakery
Portals - CVAC Support         CBC Radio
JUICE FM                                SHAW TV
Community Farm Store        Lila Music Centre

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