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Lest We Forget

Sat, October 25th 8:00 PM - 10:00 pm

Join the Victoria Symphony in this special concert of remembrance. This concert features new work by Tobin Stokes telling the story of J.C. Richardson, the famous Canadian piper who inspired the troops into battle. The acoustics of the Bay Street Armoury create unique surroundings for this moving tribute.

“The Victoria Symphony presents what I know will be for all of us a uniquely evocative and moving experience in words, images and music. Real war video footage will blend with beautifully music written for the time by Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Adams. And a major new premiere by West Coast composer Tobin Stokes, focusing on the story of the Canadian Scottish Regiment’s J.C. Richardson, a piper who inspired many and received the Victoria Cross.” – Tania Miller (Click here for a letter about this concert from Maestra Miller).

This concert includes narration of the Richardson story, a moving commemoration with the haunting music of Vaughan Willams’ Lark Ascending, the presence of Pipers from the Canadian Scottish Regiment and 100 year-old video footage of the preparation of war.

Tickets are $20, $15 for Forces members, veterans and their families.


This concert will also be performed in Nanaimo at the Port Theatre on Wednesday, November 12 @ 7:30 pm. Tickets are $33-$59 and $5-$20 for students. Find more information here.


Parking Options:

There is street parking around the Bay Street Armoury including Wark St., Dowler St., Kings, Pembroke, Westburn, Ross, Hill, Caledonia, Quadra, etc.

The entrance to the Armoury is on Field Street.

There are also several Robbins Parking lot locations nearby including:

Douglas and Princess St.
727 Hillside (at Scotia Bank)
650 Discovery St.
1925 Blanshard (Save on Foods Memorial Centre)
1810 Quadra Street (Glad Tidings Church)
2606 Douglas (Across from the Times Colonist building)
1810 Blanshard St. (Jack Davis Building)

Tania Miller, conductor
Geoffrey Sirett, baritone
Terence Tam, violin


October 25, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Bay Street Armoury
715 Bay Street
Victoria, British Columbia V9T 1R1 Canada
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