Brentwood concert set to light Summer’s Eve

On Friday Brentwood College students present Concert for a Summer’s Eve, featuring the school’s award-winning ensembles and soloists.

On Friday, June 10, Brentwood College students present Concert for a Summer’s Eve, featuring the school’s award-winning ensembles and soloists.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the T. Gil Bunch theatre at Brentwood College.

But this is more than just a chance for the students to show off their best work, it is also a fundraiser for special needs people in the Cowichan Valley.

Through the Choirs in Concert Society, started in 1994 by Phil Newns, head of music at Brentwood College, and the late Bev Medford and Lori Carroll, over the past 20 years they have raised more than $85,000 for special needs people.

The society helps to fund a music therapy program for special needs children and adults, held every Monday morning throughout the year in the Duncan Community Lodge, and funds educational bursaries for special needs graduates from four Cowichan Valley high schools (now the Lori Carroll bursary for Special Needs Graduates).

The Concert for a Summer’s Eve is the society’s primary fundraiser.

This year, attendees can enjoy selections from the school’s concert choir, women’s choir, men’s choir, jazz band, group Almost A Cappella, wind ensemble, string ensemble, guitar ensemble, composition band, and a host of solo and duo instrumentalists and vocalists.

You’ll hear everything from ‘Come Fly with Me’ to ‘Rich Girl’, Beethoven to KT Tunstall.

To get tickets to this fundraising show, go to theatre.brentwood.bc.ca