End of the Year

  This message addresses the end of the year in two senses. First of all, The Valley Concert Society regretfully announces the cancellation of the four remaining concerts in its 2020/21 season. It has become increasingly evident that public gatherings, … Read More

Gryphon Trio Plays Beethoven

White Rock Concerts is partnering with several other North American concert societies to present two very special live-stream concerts in honour of the 250 th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. We have been invited to share this listening opportunity with The … Read More

Celebrating Beethoven

  This year is the 250 th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Performances of his music to celebrate the occasion had been planned all around the world. Today, but for the pandemic, The Valley Concert Society would have taken part with … Read More

Don’t Miss Gesualdo Six

  You have until the end of the day on Friday, October 30, to hear the special performance of Gesualdo Six online at www.valleyconcertsociety.com . This video concert was commissioned by The Valley Concert Society for our audience in place … Read More

Gesualdo Six Performs for VCS

Gesualdo Six has created a thirty-minute video especially for The Valley Concert Society. It features several numbers that would have been a part of the program that was planned for their visit to Abbotsford on Thursday, October 22. You can … Read More

Gesualdo Six Online

  If it were not for the COVID-19 pandemic, we would be gathering at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Thursday, October 22, for the opening concert in the 2020/21 season of The Valley Concert Society. The featured musicians would have … Read More

2020/2021 Season

October is upon us and another season of concerts should be beginning for The Valley Concert Society. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a serious disruption of live cultural events of all sorts around the world. The Valley Concert Society … Read More

Cello Competition Update

The semifinals of the Bader and Overton Canadian Cello Competition concluded on Thursday afternoon. I have heard that a number of you have listened to some of the music that was streamed online. Of the eight cellists who reached that … Read More

A Special Online Music Event

  With live music performances on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more artists are posting their music online. The same is happening to competitions. I would like to share with you one competition that has two points of connection … Read More

Looking Back and Looking Forward

  We had recently enjoyed a sublime performance at the piano by Charles Richard- Hamelin. And then our season came to a sudden and untimely end. I am not a superstitious person, but I could not help noticing that the … Read More

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