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On Sunday April 3, the Coast Recital Society will conclude its 2021-2022 concert season with an afternoon of chamber music featuring the Kayaleh-Dolin-Blaha Piano Trio.

Violinist Laurence Kayaleh, who made her first appearance with the Coast Recital Society two years ago, will be joined by Montreal cellist Elizabeth Dolin and pianist Bernadene Blaha, a faculty member at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. Angeles.

During Kayaleh’s Parisian debut several years ago, the music critic for Le Figaro described his playing as “royal” and praised his “wonderful sound and innate sense of phrasing”.

Elizabeth Dolin is recognized as one of Canada’s finest cellists, in demand as a recitalist and chamber musician across Canada and the United States, and as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras.

Piano and Keyboard magazine rated Bernardene Blaha as “a pianist of integrity, with beautiful tones and total clarity of line”.

The matinee performance will take place at Raven’s Cry Theater at 2:30 p.m.

A cappella mastery of ancient mysteries

To mark the beginning of the thousand-year-old Passion Festival, the MOTET Chamber Choir presents The Rosary Project: Sorrowful Mysteries, a musical program to guide listeners through the painful mysteries of the Rosary.

MOTET is a Vancouver-based chamber ensemble of young musicians passionate about bringing sacred choral music to audiences across the region. He last appeared in January with a program of traditional Christmas carols and choral music.

The upcoming program invites meditation as MOTET sings the prayers of the Christian Church as performed by composers such as Byrd, Duruflé, Morales and Tchaikovsky.

A donation of $15-25 is suggested for admission. Belief in a deity (Christian or otherwise) is not necessary to enjoy the concert, which promotes reflection and tranquility.

The Rosary Project: Sorrowful Mysteries offers two performances: April 2 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Port Coquitlam and April 3 at 7 p.m. at St. St. Mary’s Catholic Church (956 Gibsons Way ).

The film company continues to flourish

The Sunshine Coast Film Society’s next screening of Wild Rose is April 2 at 2 p.m. at Raven’s Cry Theater in Sechelt and April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.

This 2018 British musical drama blends contemporary Scottish culture with the allure of American country music.

Tickets are available at the door for moviegoers 18 and older. Proof of vaccination is required and masks are recommended. Details are at

Local artists have their sights set on High Beam Dreams

The High Beam Dreams event center in Gibsons has announced an upcoming concert by three renowned performing artists from the Sunshine Coast.

In the Round will feature Jim Foster, Deborah Holland and Michael Friedman in a performance starting at 6:30 p.m. on April 9.

Jim Foster’s career spanned five decades punctuated by numerous hit singles. Originally known in Canada as the frontman of the band Fosterchild, he has since played in bands, toured solo and collaborated with some of the country’s biggest songwriters.

Singer-songwriter Deborah Holland isn’t content to rest on her laurels of six solo albums, or her two albums while singing with the band Animal Logic. Born and raised in the United States, Holland is now a resident of the coast and a frequent local artist.

Michael Friedman recently appeared on High Beam Dreams as part of the humanitarian fundraiser for Ukraine. A lifelong touring performer, recording artist and television composer, Friedman has released numerous solo albums as well as recordings by his black folk trio FFM (Friedman, Fortin & Masich).

Ticket information is available at

The author’s reading will be literally captivating

On April 9, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council’s Literary Reading Series will feature its final author of the season: Michael Christie.

Christie is the multiple award-winning author of two novels (If I Fall, If I Die and Greenwood) and a collection of short stories (The Beggar’s Garden).

Christie will read from Greenwood, a novel that seamlessly fuses literary genres through a family saga that spans four generations in a dystopian future.

The event takes place via Zoom and is free. To register, go to:

Foolish Man will be a crowning glory

An afternoon rendition of David King’s original songs has just been announced and lovingly performed by a full line-up of top musicians and singers on May 1 at 2 p.m.

The Foolish Man show was assembled to honor the unique writing of David King, a legendary playwright, actor and musician from the Sunshine Coast. The program will feature music ranging from catchy, catchy numbers to heartbreaking ballads and King’s remarkably clever lyrics.

Foolish Man takes place at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse on May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets ($25) are available at One Flower One Leaf Gallery and Gibsons Florist or online at