Consort lets the voice of youth be heard

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Carter Johnson
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It is a night for youth to take centre stage.

The Cowichan Consort 's annual Featuring Our Youth Concert will be staged Saturday.

Taking the lead will be Carter Johnson, the 17-year-old Campbell River native who was the Consort's 2014 Concerto winner.

"Carter has been recognized internationally as a pianist of great artistic integrity," show promoters said in a media release. detailing achievements like second prize in the Julia Crane International Piano Competition in New York, second  in the CFMTA Young Artists' Piano Competition in Regina, a gold medal from the Royal Conservatory in Elementary Piano Pedagogy, and more.

He will play Schumann's A minor piano concerto.

Cowichan singer-cellist Judit Kabath, meanwhile, will sing four bMahler songs set to Ruckert's poetry.

"These exquisite pieces for soprano are "delicate delights" true to Mahler's incredible talent in composition."

The Consort Choir will sing opera choruses from Bizet, Verdi, Rossini, and  the popular Wedding March by Wagner will be performed. Soprano Alexandra Hill and tenor Ted Rhodes will solo in the ever popular Verdi's Brindisi.

The show is set for the Duncan Christian Reformed Church on Trunk Road. Tickets are $15, $10 for children $10 at available at Volume One bookstore , from orchestra and choir members, and at the door.

For more, call  748-8982 or 743-7445.

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