-Photos and writeup from Sheila Whincup
On Saturday afternoon they were invited to attend an open rehearsal of the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra. A number of students and parents enjoyed watching and hearing the orchestra and conductor Yariv Aloni run through the program for their upcoming concert.
One keen young observer commented: “I like hearing so many violins playing together…they sounded sort of like one giant violin!”
On Saturday night a very successful Drive-in Movie event took place at Seaparc, thanks to sponsorship by the District of Sooke and attendance by an enthusiastic sold-out crowd.
Junior Drumline played as the cars arrived.
Nolan Branch on cello.
Wolfgang Quartet incognito.
Welcome by Sooke Councillor, Ebony Logins and HPS Executive Director, Lorna Bjorklund.
Senior Drumline’s performance was rewarded by the cars’ honking horns and flashing headlights.
On Sunday afternoon, the Junior String Orchestra conducted by Lead Teacher, Maria Wang, performed before the Sooke Phil’s first in-person concert in almost two years, appropriately titled: “Together Again”.
A new Beginning Strings class for grades three and up and Junior Drumline class for grades six and up are still taking registrations. For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For info about HPS: www.harmonyprojectsooke.ca