Corbin Keep is called the Wild Cellist with reason; come and join the fun. [Submitted]

Corbin Keep is called the Wild Cellist with reason; come and join the fun. [Submitted]

VIDEO: Singing for Cedar and Salmon: it’s a Cowichan Valley thing

It’s an exciting musical feast to raise money for the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre.

It’s a musical feast called Sing for Cedar and Salmon. How Cowichan can you get?

Tireless Cari Burdett, some of her musical friends, and her choir are getting together for a special day on Saturday, June 10 to raise money for the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre.

It all takes place at the Duncan United Church, at 246 Ingram St., a location that always offers a warm welcome to everyone.

Doors open at 11:45 a.m., with food, barbecued items and treats available for purchase so fuel up and then get ready for the big concert, which starts at 12:30 p.m.

So, who’s on stage?

How about the Coastline Fiddlers, an award winning string ensemble of young musicians, ranging from ages 14-21, coached and mentored by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Ivonne Hernandez.

Then there’s the Paul Ruszel Trio; Rayne and Andy Cooper; Corbin Keep, the Wild Cellist; Genevieve Charbonneau, recent B.C. song competition winner, and the Lila Music Centre Community Choir.

Burdett herself is really enthusiastic about the event and its beneficiary.

“When we join diverse voices in song, we build a strong community and a better world,” she said last week, talking about this afternoon of song.

“The Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre is a project of the Cowichan Land Trust, a non-profit society that helps people understand and protect nature. Proceeds from the concert will go towards providing experiential learning opportunities for children on the shores of the estuary.

Tickets for the show are only $15, and kids under 12 are admitted free.

Get your tickets at the door, online at bit.ly/2rYkorZ or from Ten Old Books.

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