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Rotary honours local talent

The Tidemark Theatre and the Rotary Club of Campbell River is presenting the annual Rotary Honours Concert

The Tidemark Theatre and the Rotary Club of Campbell River is presenting the annual Rotary Honours Concert.

The acts performing are all award winners in their own fields and will be directed by Heather Gordon Murphy. All profits derived from this event will be awarded to the selected acts.

The concert takes place at the Tidemark Theatre on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 each available at the Tidemark Box Office or online at

The concert features the following acts:

Matthew Krell: An award-winning pianist who has studied in Campbell River for more than 13 years. Krell has completed the A.R.C.T diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music and performs at numerous concert galas and events each year.

Tara School of Irish Dancing: Award-winning instructor Margaret Mullen teaches traditional and contemporary Irish Dancing to all ages. Located in Campbell River, the troupe has a community performance focus and participates in events throughout Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

La Isla: The ensemble performs classical compositions from around the world and participated in the 2014 Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium in Germany and the 2013 Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland.

RainCoast Creative Performing Arts: A musical theatre school that teaches choreography, acting and musical theatre history.

Campbell River Youth Orchestra: Students play music from centuries past and Canadian culture. The orchestra provides knowledge of ensemble playing and future Symphonic paricipation.

Maddy Erickson: A violinist and part-time student at Carihi, Erickson is a provincial fiddle champion and the assistant concertmaster of the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra. Erickson teaches young students, performs at old age care homes, and teaches the fiddle club at a local elementary school.

Heather Spetifore: A 16-year-old from Carihi who is active in musical theatre as a performer and a student-teacher. She is an accomplished pianist, studying Grade 10 Royal Conservatory classical piano.

The Ecole Phoenix Middle School Sport Band: The ensemble was created to add “pop and fun” to playing a musical instrument in school. The band plays pop arrangements of famous and popular tunes.

Connor Hogg: A Grade 9 Timberline student who plays in the Timberline Concert Band and the Junior and Seniors Jazz Bands. He has also been studying musical theatre at RainCoast Creative since 2012.

Carihi Senior Band: The band travels and participates in various festivals. In May the band will travel to Fort Langley to participate in a Kiwanis-sponsored adjudicated festival.

Off to Sea: Ayden Gonsky, Jacob Hutchins, John Hutchins and Jesse Dean have been together for three years. Off to Sea members write most of their own music, and perform regularly in Campbell River.

Kathy Mascia School of Dance: The school opened 14 years ago in Campbell River under the direction of Kathy Mascia. The school teaches classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and stretch and strength.