Rosemary Laing fell in love with the resonating sounds of the pipe organ in church when she was seven. Later, she acquired an associateship diploma from the RCCO and during a local Victoria meeting she (by chance) sat beside the father of the Netherlands Centennial Carillon Tower, Herman Bergink. Herman convinced her to become his student. The incredible 62 bells captured her heart and a year after Herman’s retirement, she became his successor. The carillon, in front of the Royal BC Museum, is one of only eleven in Canada and Rosemary is one of about seventeen Canadian carillonneurs. Performing on three different instruments professionally, she keeps busy with the Viva Choir and a local big band. Her dream is to record the carillon again, last recorded in the late 60’s. Join her at the upcoming carillon recital December 2nd Carol Along with the Carillon. Also, on piano, at Ocean Point Resort December 21st, 22nd and Christmas Day.
Artist’s emerging passion and bold style catapults career
Josh Miller, like many people, studied at University, found a career (in carpentry), and is a self-proclaimed “simple kind of guy”. Until last year; fate dealt a serious accident, preventing him from working. During his recovery, his teenage impulse (un-pursued interest to attend Emily Carr) revealed painting as more than a hobby. It was totally…
Digital precision meets analogue complexity in the production of sound
Born into a family of film producers, David Parfit’s passion combines visual imagery, sound and music to create a deep emotional connection with viewers and listeners.
A life worth living and the miles in between
The first rehearsal space for Johnny Galactic was a friend’s small farm shed; it did the job as they evolved to regular gigs at 17Mile House,
The secret ingredient… cooking with love and passion
Really good cooking or baking is an art like fine music. You can find both in Hanna Kofman’s savory kitchen at Santé Cafe. Refining fabulous food combinations
A chance to give comes full circle
A little over a year ago a friend approached Ray Hodgkinson, a Crossfit Coach, to ask if he would help train some young people with Down syndrome for
Dave Harris – An Ardent Devotion to Music
Links Head Hands & Feet Dave Harris – An ardent devotion to music. If you have ever walked around downtown Victoria, this man’s music has likely made you smile. You probably know him as the one-man band on the lower causeway, but did you know that for the past 45 years, Dave Harris has made…