The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra has an eclectic mix of music prepared for their upcoming performance at St. Mark’s Anglican Church on Saturday, Aug. 26. — Submitted by Bruce Farquharson

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra bringing musical mix to Qualicum Beach

Music from Haydn to Lady Gaga at St. Mark’s Anglican Church

The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra is bringing a light-hearted range of music to Qualicum Beach on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Directed by Karl Rainer, the orchestra has planned a light classic/pop concert at St. Mark’s Anglican Church.

The program will feature selections from Handel, Verdi, Lady Gaga, Coldplay and more.

Included in the program are Handel’s Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, Haydn’s Serenade, Verdi’s Brindisi and Gershwin’s Rialto Ripples, along with Libertango by Piazzola, Joplin’s The Entertainer and more.

The concert will be preceded by dessert and coffee by donation at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $20 at the door.

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— NEWS Staff/Bruce Farquharson

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