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.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.porttheatre.com.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Best of the City: Cannabis store’s customer service impresses

Mood Cannabis Co. finishes second for Best Customer Service in reader survey

Best of the City: Live-streaming in quarantine

Arts and entertainment community resilient in the face of a pandemic

Tour de Rock arrives in Nanaimo, now it’s off to the next station

Cops for Cancer team completes Nanaimo section of Vancouver Island cycle relay

Best of the City: Burger joint is tops in Nanaimo

Newly opened Top Notch Burgers Grill and Lounge voted Best Hamburgers

Best of the City: Breathe easy

Modo Yoga wins Best Yoga Studio category during challenging time for health and wellness businesses

Tour de Rock arrives in Nanaimo, now it’s off to the next station

Cops for Cancer team completes Nanaimo section of Vancouver Island cycle relay

Best of the City: This year’s winners

Nanaimo News Bulletin presents full results of our 2020 Best of the City readers’ survey

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mask rules inconsistent

Letter writer says he won’t pay fine for violating COVID-19 Related Measures Act

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

Victoria-area RCMP locate high-risk sex offender thanks to help of taxi cab driver

Scott Jones wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, ‘a risk to women and girls,’ police say

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Most Read