St. Luke’s continues to make available to members of the community its instruments and music facilities for rehearsals and concerts.
Josh Layne (www.joshlayne.com) presented solo harp concerts at St. Luke's on November 4, 2018, April 15, 2018, October 28, 2017 and November 6, 2016 to full houses and has also been regularly coaching the St. Luke's harp choir. At his most recent concert on November 4, Josh's exciting programme of original music and arrangements for harp, new to his Victoria audience, included compositions by Debussy (Arabesque No. 1), Labarre (Caprice), Fauré (Impromptu), Smetana (The Moldau), and Josh’s own arrangement of Greensleeves and others. St. Luke’s Church is a superb venue for harp concerts with its intimate setting and warm acoustics.
Harper Tasche (www.harpcrossing.com) gave a benefit concert at St. Luke's on November 24, 2015. He also offered a workshop to members of the now disbanded St. Luke's Harp Choir (Dorothy Cook, Lyn Oldale and Joan Scandrett).
The Sequoia Women’s Ensemble performed their initial concert "Here Comes Sequoia – A Capella Music from the Beatles to Bartok" on Sunday November 23, 2014. Click here for more information on Facebook on this all-female group.
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Award Sponsorship
St. Luke's supports the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival by sponsoring three awards for Vocal Performance in the Sacred Music category. The 2019 award winners were:
Junior Sacred or Spirituals: Isha Courty-Stephens
Intermediate Sacred or Spirituals: Alicia Bai
Senior A Sacred, Bach Sacred, or Spirituals: Louis Dillon
We are always pleased to invite the award recipients to sing their award winning solo at a service at St. Luke’s. On June 2, 2019 Isha Courty-Stephens presented her winning solo at the 10:30 am Sunday service. Alicia Bai presented her winning solo on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the 10:30 am service.