The Peggy C. Boiston Award 2019-2020
Photo: Cowichan Symphony Society Board of Directors members Ian Kennedy and Alice Sinclair presenting Bryn Posey with the Peggy C. Boiston award.
The Cowichan Symphony Society would like to congratulate Bryn Posey on winning the 2019-2020 Peggy C. Boiston Award for Outstanding Performance in the Cowichan Music Festival.
Bryn Posey, a local Grade 12 student who recently graduated from Frances Kelsey, has studied Classical Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Kathy Lassche her entire life and most recently with Heidi Melton and Richard Epp at UBC. Accompanied by Rykie Avenant, Bryn performed in the Cowichan Valley Music Festival in February where she won first place in all categories she competed in. Not only does she excel as a vocal student, Bryn is also active in her school and community as a tremendous advocate for social equality and justice. Recently Bryn performed at a fundraiser for the Cowichan Performing Arts Council and led a local Walk for Water for the global WE Foundation.
The Peggy C. Boiston Award from the Cowichan Symphony Society is awarded to a music student of any discipline, other than piano, who is continuing into post secondary music studies and who displays outstanding performance skills. This award is available annually but will only be awarded if a student shows truly exceptional skill and promise in furthering their musical studies; as such, winning the Peggy C. Boiston award is a testament to the skill and dedication of a musician at such a young age.
Bryn will be attending the University of British Columbia’s Operatic Program as a full time student in the fall and you can find videos of her performing on YouTube. The Cowichan Symphony Society and the musical community in the Cowichan Valley congratulate Bryn and wish her all the best in her future musical endeavors.
Cowichan Symphony Society 2020-2021 Concert Series
May 20, 2020
VICTORIA, B.C. – It is with sadness that today the Victoria Symphony is announcing the suspension of its programming for the 2020.21 Season.
While this is heartbreaking news, our highest priority is the health and welfare of the organization’s patrons, musicians, artists, staff and volunteers. The decision to suspend all performances is in compliance with the Province of British Columbia’s COVID-19 health regulations and Restart Plan. Performances will resume when it is deemed safe to do so by the Province and its top health officials.2020-2021season brochure
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