The District 11 executives and convenors for 2019 are Carrol Williams from left Mary Johnson Donna Teravainen John Kerr Stuart Buck John Teravainen Susan Buck Bev Kerr IIsemarie Tarte Mike Johnson Lorne Robertson Doug McIntosh Carolyn Dixon Barb Duce Bill Buckley and Lynne Briden. The group gathered followed their meeting on April 25 at the Rhubarb Restaurant in Carnarvon. Absent for the photo were Linda Cherry Barb Winn Jane Symons Sandra Buckley Kathie Porter Beverly Johnson Fred Krieger Mary Douglas Judy Smith Pearl Cowen Marianne Fenniger Graham Hackwood and Bob and Donna Gardner. /DARREN LUM Staff

Orchestra gets by with help from friends

By Angelica Ingram

Published May 19 2016

It will be an evening celebrating friendships at the upcoming Highlands Chamber Orchestra performance on Saturday May 28 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion.

The orchestra which is in its fifth year performs two shows a year said member Bethany Houghton.

Now about 40 members strong the orchestra will feature a number of soloists at the upcoming show including Deanna Hawley playing a clarinet concerto Tom Regina performing Chaminade’s flute concertino and Luba Cargill playing a violin piece.

To highlight the solo acts this concert is called Among Friends and will be conducted by Dan Manley.

Houghton a violinist is looking forward to the show in particular a number from a famous Disney film.

“This concert we’re going to be playing one of my favourite pieces I’m so excited about being able to play it” she said. “It’s Night on Bald Mountain and if anyone’s ever seen Fantasia the movie it’s the one where the mountain opens up and there’s all these ghouls and ghosts bouncing around.”

The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person or $20 for an adult and child under 16.

They can be purchased at Cranberry Cottage in Haliburton Pharmasave in Minden or from any orchestra member.