Albertina Chan

Albertina Chan

Classical trio takes stage in Sunday series

Cordei Harp and Violin Duo joined by guest soprano Catherine Laub in Old School House concert event

Christmas music gets a classical twist Sunday when The Old School House Music on Sunday series welcomes the Cordei Harp and Violin Duo with guest vocalist Catherine Laub.

The Vancouver-based Cordei duo features Albertina Chan on harp and Janna Sailor conducting and playing violin.

This unique combination of two masterful instrumentalists and a wonderful singer is certain to inspire Yuletide spirit with traditional carols, well-known Christmas songs and seasonal selections from some of the great classical composers.

Chan is a versatile musician, active in both the contemporary and classical realms. As a chamber and orchestral musician, Albertina has performed for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Turning Point Ensemble, Music on Main; the Erato Ensemble; and the Vancouver Film Orchestra.

Sailor is firmly established as a musician and musical educator of extraordinary scope and versatility. As a conductor, she has directed numerous ensembles ranging from choirs, new music ensembles and youth orchestras.

Laub, a soprano, moved to Vancouver from New York and has since become an integral part of the city’s musical life as a performer, educator, composer, and arts administrator.

Sunday’s concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 and are available in advance at the TOSH gift shop. For more info, call 250-752-6133 or visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org.

— Submitted by TOSH