Christ Church Cathedral and the Emily Carr String Quartet are thrilled to announce Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, their third concert partnership since 2020. This six-concert series will feature one of Canada’s top quartets and the cathedral’s Wolff organ played by a lineup of international artists. The February through June 2022 concerts will draw attention to the need for personal action to reverse the climate crisis and will include talks from local advocates, experts, and workers in matters of climate justice. Each concert will focus on a different facet of our relationship with the natural world, aiming to educate, entertain, and inspire change.
The second half of the series will foreground Christ Church Cathedral’s magnificent pipe organ in three concerts featuring the cathedral’s Assistant Director of Music, Mark McDonald, playing Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” Simon Johnson (Westminster Cathedral, UK) playing Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolff,” and a collaboration between organist Jenny Vincent and CBC science journalist Bob McDonald entitled “Earth, Wind, Fire, and Life.” Built in 2005 by Helmuth Wolff, and consisting of 4 keyboards, a pedalboard and 4,000 individual pipes, the Cathedra’s Wolff organ is the west coast’s finest.
Performers: Jenny Vincent and Bob McDonald International recitalist Jenny Vincent and host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks Bob McDonald have educated and entertained Vancouver Island residents over the past several years by bringing coupling visuals, narration and music to shed light on the invisible things all around us and the farthest reaches of the universe.
Tickets available HERE
This series is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Gail O’Riordan Climate and Arts Legacy Fund at the Victoria Foundation www.climateandthearts.org