The Vancouver Island Cello Ensemble will appear at Trinity Presbyterian Church as part of the Cellobration Series June 28.

Cellobration of classical music is no VICE

Vancouver Island cellist Helena Jung leads ensemble in June 28 concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church

The Friends of Music and the Vancouver Island cellist Helena Jung, will present a stunning cello concert June 28 that will feature four more remarkable cellists from Vancouver.

Cellobration Series VII brings together a singularly unique ensemble, the Vancouver Island Cello Ensemble (VICE), at Trinity Presbyterian Church. The group will perform a number of well-known classical pieces such as Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Bizet’s Carmen, Bach`s Brandenburg Concerto No.6 and Albinoni’s Adagio.

These days, the cello ensemble is among the most popular of chamber ensembles in the world. VICE, composed of energetic and keen B.C. cellists, will present an innovative and fresh sound at the Campbell River performances.

Lead cellist, Helena Jung, is excited to have the ensemble’s debut concert in three cities in North Vancouver Island this year. They have already booked several more concerts in Vancouver and across the island.

Jung has had a diverse career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. Helena received her BMus and MMus from Ewha University in Seoul, Korea, and has performed with the Jeunesses Musical World Orchestra, the Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gyeonggi Provincial Philharmonic Orchestra as principal cellist.  She has played with the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and had her own recital series, “Cellobration”, since 2007 with various artists and her own students’ ensemble, “Hello! Cello!”.

She will be joined by VICE cellists Song Han, Seung Youn Lee, Sungyong Lim and Min Jee D’Angelo.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 child, available at the Visitor Centre in Tyee Plaza, the Music Plant in Campbell River and Long & McQuade in Courtenay.