Archive For: Concert Series

Watch for Jazz in September

In keeping with a long tradition of September jazz in the Harbour, the opening concert in the 2017/2018 series will feature the fabulous Jen Hodge All-Stars on Saturday September 16 at 7 PM.

Don’t miss it!




Singing it True

On Saturday evening, May 27th, Victoria’s Clover Point Drifters returned to the School of Music to deliver their special brand of bluegrass music. Despite the fact that many songs were about heartache and hardship – always the warp and woof of bluegrass – the mood in the room was not sombre, it was joyous. The band clearly had a good time and their audience was with them every step of the way – toe tapping and chair dancing! What a great finale to the 2016/2017 concert series!




Get a JUMP on Classical Music

Three classically trained musicians who bill themselves as a BeatBoxing string trio – say what?

John Littlejohn, violin; Anthony Cheung, viola and Alex Cheung, cello take chamber music to unexpected places with glorious results. Their exciting mix of classical repertoire melded with hip hop and jazz puts them in an entirely new and welcome musical category that rings true for audiences of all ages.

Infinitus is on a mission to make connections among many genres of music and with audiences of all ages. Their innovative style, which intertwines chamber music with hip hop and jazz, recently earned them an invitation to participate in Lincoln Centre Education’s “Meet the Artist” school series in NYC. Three classically trained artists who bill themselves as a Beat Boxing string trio, Infinitus will welcome you to a delightful new musical experience.

“It’s amazing the musical connections these three award-winning musicians can cook up….” – Vancouver Sun


Sunday May 7 at 2:00pm

Pender Harbour School of Music
Tickets: $25 – Click here to buy online. Tickets also available at Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park or the Sechelt Visitor Centre.



Easter Sunday Concert

Easter Sunday at the School of Music was delightfully festive thanks to the warm smiles and impressive talents of Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann. It takes both trust and bravery to approach the challenging repertoire for piano four hands. For most aspiring pianists, having just one pair on hands on the keyboard is intimidating enough, but placing the physical presence and artistic expression of another musician in that small space significantly raises the level of difficulty. Their program was well chosen for spring – powerful Rachmaninoff combined with a more pensive Schubert, rollicking Spanish dances and Argentine tango and, finally, Bach to bring our thoughts back to Easter.




Bergmann Duo – Easter Sunday April 16

April 16, 2017- 2:00 pm
Pender Harbour School of Music


Here is the perfect sweet for your Easter basket. Four hands, one keyboard – played with exquisite musicality and style by Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann. Partners in music and in life, the Bergmanns have been a duo for more than 20 years. There is a strong audience following for their artistry which “… combines virtuosic dedication with the instincts of professional entertainers who love their music.” Showtime Magazine.

Tickets $25 ~ Available on this website (click here) or at Harbour Insurance in Madeira Park or at the Sechelt Visitor Centre.


Some Enchanted Afternoon

When a talented pianist and a gifted singer meet in the perfect venueto quote Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, “It’s Magic”.

On Sunday, Robert Kortgaard and Brett Polegato pulled out all the stops to deliver a memorable concert for an audience who clearly had Broadway on their minds. Moving from 20th. century masters such as Sigmund Romberg, Cole Porter and Rogers and Hammerstein through to contemporary hit makers Billy Joel and Stephen Sondheim, Kortgaard and Polegato presented a polished and engaging concert that hit all the right notes.



Beyond Description

When violinist Corey Cerovsek, cellist Adrian Brendel and pianist Michelle Mares walked onto the stage at the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival Mid Winter Weekend, February 25 and 26, it was a reunion of dear friends who share spectacular talents and passionate souls. Their two concerts, presented on concurrent afternoons, brought many in the audience alternately to tears and to their feet for ovations the like of which few can remember.




More wonderful chamber music coming August 18 – 20. Please check this website in April for details about musicians, programs and tickets.


Dawn Pemberton “Did it”!

A welcome ray of sunshine arrived in Pender Harbour when Miss Dawn Pemberton swept in to provide a little blues/soul/funk to brighten our winter. She has a voice that starts somewhere around her ankles and rises in a throaty rumble through the top of her being. At times you could feel the room vibrate! Dawn delighted her audience with a selection of her own compositions as well those of legends such as Stevie Wonder. She sings of love – the “maybe” kind of love, the “truly” kind of love and saddest of all – love gone. Probably the most powerful song of the afternoon was one she wrote for her brother who has been “lost” to her family for many years. This lady is a musical powerhouse and an all-round lovely person whom we would be pleased to have grace our stage anytime.






Dawn Pemberton – Sunday, January 15, 2017 2PM

When Dawn Pemberton’s CD, Say Somethin, was released in 2014, critics lined up to call her Canada’s new queen of soul. In 2015, she was part of a talented band with the unique name The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer that won Western Canadian Music Awards in three categories for their release A Real Fine Mess. Thanks to her strong vocal technique and true emotional connection, Dawn’s voice is a perfect fit for the complementary music worlds of R & B, gospel, funk and jazz fusion.



Cloverpoint Drifters Re-scheduled to Saturday, May 27, 2017!

This concert, originally scheduled for October 15, 2016 was cancelled due to bad weather. If you bought tickets, you may use them for the re-scheduled concert.

Saturday May 27, 2017 – 7 PM (NEW SCHEDULE!)

cs7Born in rural Appalachia, traditional bluegrass weaves together musical traditions from Celtic folk songs to American blues, folk and country. After almost 20 years together, the Cloverpoint Drifters have established themselves as masters of this musical genre, both in their fine harmonies and in their instrumentals on double bass, guitar, banjo, dobro and mandolin. This is music of the heart.

Sponsored in part by: Lori and Don Rymes & Wayne Jobb in memory of Pat Jobb