Consort show gets youthful boost

The Cowichan Consort’s Featuring Our Youth Concert May 10 at the Christian Reformed Church on Trunk Road in Duncan will highlight Carter Johnson performing Schumann’s A minor Piano Concerto.

Johnson, 17, who won the Consort’s annual youth contest, is a considerable talent who has been recognized internationally as a pianist of great artistic integrity, winning many prizes.

Also featured on the program is local singer-cellist Judit Kabath who will sing four beautiful songs from the selections that Gustav Mahler set to Friedrich Rückert’s poetry.

These exquisite pieces for soprano are "delicate delights true to Mahler’s incredible talent in composition," says Consort publicist and orchestra member Joy Ann Bannerman.

Conductor Robert Mari will lead the Consort Choir and orchestra in opera choruses from Bizet, Verdi and Rossini.

Soprano Alexandra Hill and tenor Ted Rhodes will solo in the ever popular Brindisi by Verdi and, on top of that, music lovers will hear the iconic Wedding March by Richard Wagner. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Get them at Volume One Bookstore, from orchestra and choir members, and at the door.