Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Saint Michael and All Angels Anglican Church is the venue for Chemainus Classical Concerts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sunday’s Chemainus Classical Concerts performance cancelled

An attempt will be made to book the KeyWinds Trio again later

The risks presented by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have resulted in the cancellation of the first Chemainus Classical Concerts performance of 2022.

The KeyWinds Trio and the Chemainus Classical Concerts board decided it was best to cancel the scheduled Sunday, Jan. 9 concert, Instruments of Change.

“The safety and comfort of our patrons is very important to us, and we are concerned about the risk created by the current Omicron wave,” noted Rykie Avenant, artistic co-director for Chemainus Classical Concerts.

This concert will be rescheduled as soon as possible, she added, because it promises to be outstanding.

The next performance by The MacPherson Trio on Feb. 20 remains on the calendar, at least for now. Pablo Diemecke (violin), a firm favourite with the local audience, will be joined by Mae Ling Kwok (piano) and Lawrence Skaggs (cello).

“We look forward to seeing you at a concert in the not-too-distant future,” Avenant enthused.

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The KeyWinds Trio consists of Margaret St. Cyr (French horn), Yvonne Gillespie (piano) and Annick Richardson (clarinet). (Photo submitted)

The KeyWinds Trio consists of Margaret St. Cyr (French horn), Yvonne Gillespie (piano) and Annick Richardson (clarinet). (Photo submitted)