The cellos are coming, the cellos are coming!

Joel Stobbe -
Joel Stobbe
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Classical music fans would be hard-pressed to find a better place to get their cello fix than St. Michael's church in Chemainus this Sunday.

Vancouver cellist Joel Strobbe leads a group of up to eight friends in mural town May 25 for the latest instalment of the St. Michael's Presents Classical Concert series, a show called Stolen Moments.

"Stobbe and his most talented protégés will perform a wide diversity of repertoire from the 1600's to the present, 'borrowing' music originally intended for other instruments and cleverly rewriting it for cello ensemble," publicist Lynne Landygo states in a media release.

"If opportunities to hear solo cello are rare, imagine five cellos!"

The music begins at 2 p.m. in the heritage St. Michael's Church in the heart of downtown Chemainus, followed by a meet the artists reception.

Tickets ($15 in advance or $20 at the door) are available at Valley Vines to Wines (Mill Bay), Ten Old Books (Duncan), Mike's Books (Crofton), Salamander Books (Ladysmith) and the Chemainus Festival Inn or by calling 250-748-8383.

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