Concert series marks Esquimalt centennial

Friends of St. Paul's Church arranging opening show

The first in a series of concerts celebrating Esquimalt’s centenary will happen Sept. 25 at St. Paul’s Historic Naval and Garrison Church.

The event, featuring Gwen Thompson on violin and Tristan Rhodes playing the organ, is the inaugural concert in the Esquimalt Centennial Concert Series, honouring the township’s 100th birthday in 2012.

The show is organized by the non-profit Friends of St. Paul’s Church. The church is at 1379 Esquimalt Rd. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., music starts at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

Tickets for the inaugural concert are $30 for adults, while students are free. All proceeds benefit the church’s organ restoration fund. Tickets are available at the door, by calling 250-598-1687 or emailing rrweb@shaw.ca.