Having received so many accolades on the quality of the concerts and the wonderful experience of the afternoon cream teas that followed, organizers proudly present a second season of the DoReTEA concert series at Living Faith Lutheran Church. The little white church in Davis Bay has excellent accoustics and, being small, provides an intimate space to allow the audiences to feel totally involved with the musicians and their music. The concerts and the teas featuring Phillip & I B&B’s scones and strawberry jam will be held on the last Friday of April, May and June, starting with ‘Gemini’ in concert April 25 at 3 p.m.
This very gifted multi-talented sister duo, Valerie-Anne Rutter and Julie Rutter, create an eclectic musical experience that travels from Renaissance to Ragtime. Their ability to synchronize so naturally with the combination of the various instruments possibly stems from being identical twins. They will be playing four-hand piano, and collaborating to combine Julie’s finesse on the flute and Val’s mastery of recorders with the keyboard. Gemini has a reputation for passionate playing and sensitive musical artistry. They share their obvious genuine love and joy of making music with their audiences with informative descriptions of the music and entertaining anecdotes.
Born and educated in Britain, the twins received diplomas with first class honours and distinction. They have performed in many recitals in concert series and music festivals in Europe and in Canada as a duo performing on CBC Radio. Gemini’s first CD was nominated for best classical album in the West Coast Music Awards. They live in Sechelt as next-door neighbours and both enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. We are fortunate they are available to share their talents with us.
Tickets that include the tea are $25 and are available at Swish, 287 Gower Point Road in Gibsons, the Visitor Information Centre in Sechelt and EarthFair in Madeira Park, at the door or reserve by calling Lisa at 604-741-9943. A limited number of concert only tickets are available for $15 by calling Lisa.