Vespers celebrate St. Patrick’s

Celtic Vespers are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend with a service

Celtic Vespers are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend with a service.

The Vespers show on Sunday, March 17 will feature Denis Donnelly on harp and Lanny Pollet on flutes and recorders.

Pollet taught flute, theory and orchestration at the University of Victoria school of music and was active in chamber music, orchestra and as a soloist. His present interests include early music and world music with Donnelly.

Donnelly has a bachelor of music degree, and served for 15 years as Director of the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Currently, he works as a performing musician and clinician.

He is the director of Soundings choir and the co-director of the Gettin’ Higher Choir and also arranges choral music, plays Irish harp, guitar and piano.

Their two recordings, Riverstone Hearth and By the Hearth feature Donnelly on Irish harp and guitar and Pollet on flutes and recorders.

The Celtic Vespers service begins at 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church (10990 West Saanich Rd.)

There is no admission charge but an offering will be taken to cover the cost of the musicians and the Vespers program.

For further information, please call 250 656-5273 or email eve.kerr@telus.net to be included on an email list of upcoming concerts.

The Celtic Vespers series will continue on June 16 with a show featuring Brad Prevedoros and Greg Joy.

— With files from Celtic Vespers