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July 7, 2017 Coffee House

Lineup for Friday, July 7, 2017*:


Shelley & Allan Neinhuis – Vocal Duo

Mikayla Kozlof – Youth Singer and Ukulele

Joan & Ted – Vocals & Guitar

Mark Brezer – Vocals & Guitar


* For this month, the Coffee House is held on the first Sunday of the month, to be part of Pender Harbour Days.

Doors open 7:30pm
Music at 8:00pm

Coffee and sweets on sale
$10 suggested Donation at door
For Info Call: 883-9749

If you would like to perform (or volunteer), please call 883-9749.


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!




Shades of Summer Light

This spring, the Pender Harbour Choir celebrates the 150th birthday of our country with their concert “Shades of Summer Light – A Canadian Tribute.” The program, conducted by Kenneth Norman Johnson and accompanied by David Poon, features a variety of Canadian music, including well-known folk songs, songs written and made popular by Canadian artists, and a selection of beautiful new works by Canadian composers. An evening not to be missed, featuring a welcome reception followed by the concert program.

Please join us for Shades of Summer Light in the beautiful setting of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden in Sechelt, Saturday May 27th and the historic School of Music in Pender Harbour Sunday May 28th. The receptions for both begin at 7:00pm

Tickets are $20, and available at Earth Fair in Madeira Park, Sechelt Visitor Centre and from choir members.



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.




Annual General Meeting – May 8, 2017

In addition to the normal agenda for the AGM, two special resolutions will be presented. These resolutions relate to the requirement to transition to the new Society Act, passed November 28, 2016.

The first resolution recognizes the use of the Bylaws revised and passed at our AGM June 12, 2013, which have been adjusted for any required changes under the new act, for transition purposes.

The second resolution relates to a change in our Constitution which was also passed at the AGM June 12, 2013, but cannot be filed at transition and requires a separate resolution.

Please mark your calendars:

Pender Harbour Music Society AGM
May 8, 2017 – 6:00 pm
School of Music, Madeira Park


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.



April 14, 2017 Coffee House

Lineup for Friday, April 14, 2017:

All Back By Popular Demand!


TED AND JOAN – Local Duo, original songs with guitar

DAVID J TAYLOR – Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist

BAILI CLARKE + ANGE – Beautiful Vocal Harmonies with guitar


Doors open 7:00pm
Music at 7:30pm

Coffee and sweets on sale
$10 suggested Donation at door
For Info Call: 883-9749

If you would like to perform (or volunteer), please call 883-9749.


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.