View the 2019-2020 Season Brochure
Season Tickets: $144 for nine concerts (call 250-748-8383)
Special: 5 tickets for $85
Oboist Anna Betuzzi is currently in the final year of her Bachelor of Music degree in performance at UVic, studying with Russell Bajer. She is a passionate orchestral, chamber, and solo performer who finds joy in sharing music with her audiences. When she isn’t practicing or in rehearsal, Anna can often be found making reeds, or curled up with a cup of tea and a good book.
This past December, Anna had the pleasure of performing the monumental Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto, with the University of Victoria Orchestra. Her professional experience includes performances with the Victoria Symphony, the Vancouver Island Symphony, and the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. This past summer found Anna performing in various festivals, including Scotia Festival of Music, Pacific Region International Music Academy, and Music Academy International Italy.
Previous solo appearances include the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Cowichan Consort, and Albinoni’s D Minor Concerto with the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra.
Kelly Charlton is much in demand as an accompanist and chamber musician, having collaborated with an extensive variety of singers, instrumentalists and chamber ensembles in a career spanning more than thirty years. He has performed in Canada, England, France and Germany and is known for his sensitive and supportive playing, especially in vocal repertoire.
For many years Kelly lived and worked in London, UK as conductor and harpsichordist for the Renaissance chamber choir, ‘The New Friends’ Musick’ which he founded in 1990, and as Musical Director for ‘Shakespeare Celebrations’. During this time there were many performances at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (in addition to the usual London classical venues).
Since his return to Canada in 2006 Kelly has played with the Victoria Symphony, the Aventa Ensemble and a variety of chamber ensembles with local professional musicians. He is a senior member of the Piano Faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Director of Music at First Metropolitan United Church, and is active as an adjudicator and clinician.
Oboe Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1030b – Johann Sebastian Bach
Parable for Solo English Horn, Op. 128 – Vincent Persichetti
Cinq Pieces pour le Hautbois – Antal Doráti
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, FP 185 – Francis Poulenc
Concerts normally take place in
St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
2858 Mill St., Chemainus, BC
and are subject to change without notice.