Photo contributed Canadian soldiers pose for a photo at Witley Camp in Surrey

Concert pays tribute to war veterans

V.I. Symphony and the Victoria Symphony pay tribute to the Great War with concert in Nanaimo.

The outbreak of the Great War may have been a century ago, but that doesn’t mean it has been forgotten.

To honour the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Victoria Symphony have joined forces.

On Wednesday (Nov. 12) the two symphonies will be performing Lest We Forget, a concert that pays tribute to the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers during the war. The Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipe and Drum Band will accompany the two symphonies for the concert, which takes place at the Port Theatre.

The concert will be conducted by Tania Miller and also features Geoffrey Sirett on the baritone and violinist Terence Tam.

In addition to the music, the concert will feature an exhibit by Canadian Letters and Images Project, also known as CLIP.

“[CLIP] was created as an educational resource to make a web presence of both home-front and battle-front letters and images related to any conflict in which Canadians have been involved,” project director Stephen Davies said.

Lest We Forget takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre. Tickets range from $33 to $59 for adults and are $20 for students. For those with an EyeGo membership, tickets are $5.

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