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This month's Reflections will feature the Riccio String Quartet, along with poems and prayers. Please join us for a unique and uplifting service of beautiful music and inspirational words, conducive to meditative reflection and spirituality. The readings, prayers, and music of this special Reflection Time will calm your spirit and soothe your soul.

The dates and musicians for Reflections in 2024 are/were:

  • January 14 - Sylvia McAvany, Sound Weaver
  • February 11 - One Wheel Band, Acoustic Guitars and Vocals
  • March 10 - David Palmer, Organist
  • April 14 - Elena Antontceva, Cellist
  • May 12 - Tapestry, St. Luke's Taize Ensemble
  • June 9 - Riccio String Quartet
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10

About This Service
Offering a combination of inspirational poems, thoughtful prose passages, untraditional prayers, interspersed with complementary music, St. Luke's Reflections Service focuses on spirituality. Drawing on the tradition of evensong, the service recognizes our need for stillness and connection to the soul at the end of the day.

Referencing the seasons, the service acknowledges the liturgical calendar through both the words and the music. The theme, introduced through the words, is given added depth through the music. The gorgeous ambience of the softly lit church adds to contemplative atmosphere that places us in a state of prayer. Reflections provides another way to encounter the Divine. Please come and be a part of this unique experience.

About the Musicians
The Riccio String Quartet (RSQ) is an emerging group of young musicians based in Victoria. Specializing in not only classical works, but also popular works and film music, the RSQ is the perfect addition to add to the ambience of your wedding or event!

Comprised of members Noah Mellemstrand, Jas Schweitzer (violins), Amanda Steinemann (viola/arranger/composer), and Alma Phanichphant (cello), the Riccio String Quartet was founded in 2020 at the University of Victoria. All four members are, or will be, graduates of the University of Victoria School of Music.

Performing across Greater Victoria in ensembles including the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra (GVYO), the RSQ has extensive experience performing in all sizes of groups. The musicians are also active teachers and mentors across Greater Victoria with experience as Teaching Assistants for the GVYO Summer Strings Program and with their own teaching studios.

Visit the Riccio String Quartet website for more information.

Donations to support this innovative venture and its continuance will be gratefully received at the door.
We thank you in advance for your donations.