Robert Kwan offers pipe organ recital

The recital will be held at the Nelson United Church on August 6.

Robert Kwan grew up in Nelson and is returning for this special concert.

Nelsonite Robert Kwan has achieved great success as an organist and scholar across the world, and on August 6 he will be back performing where it all got started, in a recital at the Nelson United Church.

Kwan began pipe organ studies in 1993 with Christopher Symmons, who was the organist of Fairview United Church. Robert assumed that role from 1994 until 1996. He graduated from LVR in 1995, and received an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto Diploma in Piano Teaching in 1996 under the tutelage of Anne Macdonald.

Kwan received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria in 2000. He was then the Organ Scholar at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle before moving to the United States for graduate studies in 2001. He earned a degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in 2008 and in August, 2013 was appointed Director of Music/Organist at Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, Connecticut.

This will be a memorable summer recital for all ages enjoyed in air conditioned comfort at Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street, 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the church during office hours, at Eddy Music on Baker St., or at the door if not sold out. For more information, call 250-352- 2822.

Just Posted

New Nelson councillors reassure voters: living outside city not a problem

Nelson’s new council has only two women and one incumbent

VIDEO: Nelson’s Mia Noblet sets new world record in highline

Noblet now owns the women’s and men’s record

Nelson Curling Club’s refrigeration plant in need of repairs

The club wants the RDCK to take over the plant’s operations

Salmo woman in need of third liver transplant

An event Saturday raised $1,500 for Shelby Gielen

RDCK approves loan request to remediate Salmo tailings site

The H.B. Mine tailings pond poses a risk of toxic contamination

‘She’s charging. Oh God’: Mama grizzly runs at B.C. man armed with shotgun

People online were quick to question – and defend – a man’s decision to shoot a grizzly bear charging him on a Bella Coola front yard

Canada announces $20M fund for women entrepreneurs

New federal program will provide up to $100,000 for female business owners to grow their operations

Vancouver Island man claims falling ice smashed his truck windshield

Man discovered volleyball-sized chunk ice on his truck Saturday, near Nanaimo, B.C.

B.C. veteran combats PTSD in the ring and on the farm

Cam Tetrault is a valuable contributor at Quesnel’s Two Rivers Boxing Club

B.C. vegan butcher to appear on Dragons’ Den

Victoria’s Very Good Butchers will star in Nov. 29 episode

Fast ferries from B.C. spotted in Egypt

Controversial aluminum BC Ferries vessels ’big white elephants covered in dust,’ eyewitness says

Canadian troops, families take shelter in hotel after Florida hurricane

Most of the Canadians were evacuated from the military base before Hurricane Michael

B.C. jury trial hears police-sting audio of man accused of killing girl, 12

Garry Handlen has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Monica Jack on May 6, 1978.

5 tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween

BC Children’s Hospital has a few suggestions to keep Oct. 31 fun

Most Read