Highlights Concert showcases best of Cowichan Music Festival

The Senior Concert Choir from Queen Margaret’s School sings ‘Lux Aeterna’ by Mechelle Roueché, under the direction of Alison Hounsome during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)The Senior Concert Choir from Queen Margaret’s School sings ‘Lux Aeterna’ by Mechelle Roueché, under the direction of Alison Hounsome during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mai Ikemura plays ‘Elegie,’ by Henri Vieuxtemps on violin, accompanied by Naomi Barclay on piano during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Mai Ikemura plays ‘Elegie,’ by Henri Vieuxtemps on violin, accompanied by Naomi Barclay on piano during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Emi Ikemura sings ‘Quilled Sonnet’ by James K. Wright, accompanied by Maki Ikemura on piano during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Emi Ikemura sings ‘Quilled Sonnet’ by James K. Wright, accompanied by Maki Ikemura on piano during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Sam Mellemstrand performs ‘With You’ from ‘Pippin’ by Stephen Schwartz, accompanied by Naomi Barclay on piano during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Sam Mellemstrand performs ‘With You’ from ‘Pippin’ by Stephen Schwartz, accompanied by Naomi Barclay on piano during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jorie Benjamin does a modern dance performance to ‘La Vie en rose’ by Édith Piaf, Louis Gugliemi and Marguerite Monnot, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Jorie Benjamin does a modern dance performance to ‘La Vie en rose’ by Édith Piaf, Louis Gugliemi and Marguerite Monnot, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jorie Benjamin does a modern dance performance to ‘La Vie en rose’ by Édith Piaf, Louis Gugliemi and Marguerite Monnot, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Jorie Benjamin does a modern dance performance to ‘La Vie en rose’ by Édith Piaf, Louis Gugliemi and Marguerite Monnot, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ballet dancers perform to Georges Bizet’s ‘Carmen,’ choreographed by Pam Hicks during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Ballet dancers perform to Georges Bizet’s ‘Carmen,’ choreographed by Pam Hicks during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jasmine Dale dances to ‘Survive’ by Madilyn Bailey, choreographed by Tiffany Milton during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Jasmine Dale dances to ‘Survive’ by Madilyn Bailey, choreographed by Tiffany Milton during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Madeleine Hill performs to ‘Waltz No. 2’ from Jazz Suite No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreographed by Beverley Brag during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Madeleine Hill performs to ‘Waltz No. 2’ from Jazz Suite No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreographed by Beverley Brag during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Madeleine Hill performs to ‘Waltz No. 2’ from Jazz Suite No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreographed by Beverley Brag during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Madeleine Hill performs to ‘Waltz No. 2’ from Jazz Suite No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreographed by Beverley Brag during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A tap class performs to ‘Cute’ by Count Basie, choreographed by Timothy Allen during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)A tap class performs to ‘Cute’ by Count Basie, choreographed by Timothy Allen during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Welcome to the Asylum does a traditional jazz dance to ‘The Hardest Button to Button,’ by the White Stripes, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Welcome to the Asylum does a traditional jazz dance to ‘The Hardest Button to Button,’ by the White Stripes, choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Young ballet students dance to Bill Lee’s ‘Cruella de Vil’ from ‘101 Dalmatians,’ choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)Young ballet students dance to Bill Lee’s ‘Cruella de Vil’ from ‘101 Dalmatians,’ choreographed by Elise Sampson during the Cowichan Music Festival’s Highlights Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on March 1, 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Some of the top performers from the Cowichan Music Festival were united on stage on Sunday, March 1 for the first of two Highlights Concerts.

The show featured choirs and individual singers, instrumental performers and both solo and group dances.

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